[Linux-aus] LUG Videoing Grants Proposal

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Wed Feb 13 02:56:40 UTC 2008

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Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
| I totally agree with Ryan:
| * audio is really important to get right - sort out your mic situation
| * HD recording a DV camera to a laptop is a valid alternative to a hard disk
| recording camera (in fact: it is what we did a FOMS) - but you may need to
| invest in both a DV camera and a laptop ;-)
| Simply put: every LUG will need to analyse their situation and find the best
| solution for themselves. Our experiences can just be recommendations.

I'm keen to do this for the CLUG, but I'd like to work out where we stand.

As you may know, the CLUG doesn't exist.  There's no formal committee,
association, or corporate entity, we have no membership and require no fees.
Mikal Still and Andrew Pollock basically replaced the entire organisation
process with a bunch of small shell scripts before they left to work in the
USA, and that's all that's been doing the formal organising ever since.  I and
a few other people point it the right direction from time to time, but there
isn't any 'body' to 'own' any equipment that the 'CLUG', whatever that is,
might request from Linux Australia.

I'm personally keen to video our presentations, and we're in the unique
position of being able to upload them almost directly to m.l.o.a itself.
(I've also put Melissa's talk on my own torrent tracker.)  But the question
is: who would own the equipment?  My assumption is that Linux Australia would
own it and lend it to us, but is it OK for it to be loaned to, for example, me
personally, rather than 'the CLUG committee'.  The actual process is probably
the same for the CLUG as for other LUGs - we would probably keep the camera
with one person or with the m.l.o.a server securely - but there's no formal
CLUG 'body' to handle this.

Is this a problem?

Have fun,

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