[Linux-aus] LUG Videoing Grants Proposal

Anthony Towns aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Fri Feb 15 08:45:29 UTC 2008

So hey, as per http://wiki.linux.org.au/Ctte/MeetingNotes20080214,
this passed at the meeting yesterday night:

On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 05:41:01PM +1000, 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

   - LUG's should have at least one talk already planned, and aim to
     get at least one talk each month between March and June

>  - 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
>  - 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.

   - Equipment remains the property of LA. In the event of LUG being idle,
     LA may redistribute the hardware to a more active group.

Please pass this on to groups that may be interested, and if there's
any issues or feedback please don't hesitate to post!

aj, posting to HUMBUG next

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