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

Silvia Pfeiffer silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de
Sun Mar 24 11:33:32 EST 2013

You seem to think that it's either streaming or recording. I don't think
recording was ever questioned - it should always happen. I think the
discussion is only about whether we should stream live in addition to


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 8:54 AM, Simon Lyall <simon at darkmere.gen.nz> wrote:

> On Sat, 23 Mar 2013, Russell Coker wrote:
> > The general impression I had received from LCA organisers is that for a
> long
> > time it's been an issue that allowing more delegates would imply
> choosing a
> > larger and significantly more expensive venue while also having less
> > freedom to choose location (as there aren't so many huge venues).
> I tend to think that LCA is about the right size now[1]. The logistics of
> growing will limit venues and it will be come more impersonal. I would
> also note that some recently LCAs have not (or only-just) sold out so
> there might not even be the option of making it a 1000+ conference.
> I'm not really sold on streaming of videos. In my option this requires
> somebody to have the exact time of the conference free but not be able to
> attend.
> On the other hand recording and playing online of videos (and
> slides) is something I view as much more important. I'm sure there are
> many others in Aus/NZ who don't get to attend the conferences they would
> like to in the US ( For me: SAGE, PuppetConf, Velocity, Surge ) but
> instead get to read view the slides and videos from talks we were
> interested in.
> I very much view a conference that occurs but doesn't have videos (or at
> least slides) online afterwards as one that didn't really happen. For some
> hard numbers look at the youtube stats for some of the 2012 videos:
> http://www.youtube.com/user/linuxconfau2012/videos?flow=grid&sort=p&view=0
> I count 46 as having more than 1000 views and the 3 had 33, 24 and 15
> thousand. The one with the least views still go 92. Of course this is just
> on youtube and doesn't count the number of people who looked at the videos
> directly from the official archive. The videos from 2013 haven't be
> officially uploaded to youtube (idea!) but this "unofficial" copy of one
> talk (1 guess) has 6682 views http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIctzAQOe44.
> [1] Trying really hard not to say this in my "conservative old man" voice.
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