[Linux-aus] LUG Videoing Grants Proposal

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Fri Feb 8 18:29:27 UTC 2008

Anthony Towns wrote:
> Okay, so collating the responses so far, it sounds like the following
> might make sense:
>  - LUGs [0] apply to the LA council for a grant to make improve their
>    ability to record/publish talks
>  - They include a list of at least one talk each month between March and
>    June that they've already got scheduled, with a speaker and a venue,
>    that they'll attempt to record and publish
>  - They include a list of the stuff they're planning on purchasing, how
>    much of that they're planning on covering themselves, how much they're
>    asking LA to cover (up to $2000), and who'll be taking care of it

Hardware should remain the property of LA, and in the case of idleness /
disuse / entropy of a LUG LA should request its return for reallocation
to another group. Idleness could be measured in terms of videos on the
mirror machine. No videos in the last three months? LUG probably idle.

>  - We schedule an irc meeting time on #linux-aus or #lavideo on
>    irc.linux.org.au once a month to discuss any problems people are having
>    and try to come up with solutions
>  - We let LUGs choose the equipment/approach they want, but point at existing
>    suggestions, such as:
>      http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/016572.html
>        -- Silvia Pfeiffer says use a HDD camera
>      http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/thread.html
>        -- Silvia also suggests a good tripod, and Ogg format
>      http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/016573.html
>        -- Silvia also recommends a mic input
>      http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/016575.html
>        -- Julien Goodwin voluteers to do transcoding from HDDs or DVDs
>      http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/016571.html
>        -- Steven Hanley talks about hosting on mirror.linux.org.au
>  - We host all the published videos on mirror.linux.org.au, along with a
>    vidcast feed
>  - We set a $12,000 budget for this (so limited to six LUGs unless
>    some LUGs can get by with less than $2000 from LA).
>  - In the event of more applications than money, we first talk to LUGs to
>    see if they can cover more of the cost themselves, and second choose
>    LUGs based on the number and quality of talks they have planned and how
>    interesting they're likely to be to people who might watch the videos.
> Since the feedback seemed mostly positive, I'd like to propose
> that for the LA council teleconf next Thursday, pending any further
> comments/changes/suggestions. Thoughts?


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