[Linux-aus] Request for creation of "Video Recording and Streaming" subcommittee

Tim Ansell mithro at mithis.com
Thu Mar 21 12:37:55 EST 2013

Sorry this should have gone to the list too. Email fail on my part.


> On 20 March 2013 06:04, Joshua Hesketh <josh at nitrotech.org> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> All this idea and all of the discussion around it is really excellent.
Thanks for taking the initiative on this Tim.
>> The council will be sure to discuss it next week at out meeting.
>> In the mean time, some quick thoughts that I've had.
>>  - I agree that smaller teams allow for effective decision making but
how will a smaller team take onboard the input from the wider community
(we've already seen hands go up from lugs and previous organisers).
> My original idea was as follows; I'm not 100% set on these ideas and open
to changes.
>   * start with a small committee and have them agree to new members,
>   * keep the active group to less than 10 people,
>   * have a emeritus list for people who no longer able to commit time and
honor their previous contributions,
> All decision making and discussion will occur in public, so the community
will be able to see and audit our activities.
> Most of the people on this thread should definitely be added to my
committee shortlist (assuming they are willing).
>>  - This leads to do you propose a leader for the subcommittee? Somebody
responsible for making things happen.
> I hadn't thought about this, maybe we should take a nominations once the
subcommittee if formed?
>>  - What resources do you need for this initially. Primarily I'm
imagining a mailing list and some compute power until you put in a grant
request for hardware?
> Primary a mailing list. Access to what conference budgets for recording
and A/V.
>>  - What are the initial tangible outcomes. Is it primarily focusing
around documentation that can then be used to support other conferences?
> The first outcome I think will be a number of guiding statements include;
>  * why video recording and streaming is important asset to the Linux
Australia community
>  * principles to follow when recommending and developing solutions (IE
when to be pragmatic versus when to use FOSS)
> Further documentation will also be provided, including setup
recommendations for;
>  * small conferences (less than 3 tracks)
>  * large conferences (greater than 3 tracks)
>  * large LUGs (with committed A/V members)
>  * small LUGs (with no specialised A/V members)
> We would also create grant proposals for seed funding for development and
testing of software and hardware that fills current gaps or allows better
experience in the future. I see most of these projects as being speculative.
> Tim
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