Fedora and Video

Mel Chua mel at redhat.com
Sat Mar 27 12:13:00 UTC 2010

> So this is currently where we stand.  thoughts?

This looks great - and I love the Internet Archive solution, as it 
supports free-as-in-freedom-ness as much as we're probably able to find 
right now.

Another possibility brought up for evaluation was dailymotion, which 
also supports ogg/html5 
(http://www.reelseo.com/dailymotion-support-open-video-formats/) and is 
based on an open source PHP framework 
- though I can't find any references to whether the customizations 
they've introduced are also open-licensed... in the absence of being 
able to find this, don't think so.)

The question in my mind is how, while still starting from our shared 
foundation of Freedom, we can make these videos as accessible and 
consumable by others as possible. In particular, we hope many of these 
videos will reach people who *aren't* already using Fedora and Free 
Software, so that they will *start* using Fedora and Free Software - how 
do we make this experience as easy and pleasant as possible for them as 
possible? They probably won't care about ogg/html5... they're just going 
to want to watch the video. (This is similar to the discussion we had 
earlier about using twitter alongside identi.ca - we need to make sure 
that we're not just preaching to the choir.)

I'm hoping this question is something that students, as folks new to 
Fedora and probably new to open source, but veterans of social media, 
will be able to help us with.

Also, I made a stub page for this 
(https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Video_hosting) and linked to it from our 
projects section (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing#Projects).

Finally, remember that we've still got our release deliverables to 
do[0]. ;) Folks working on feature profiles, those are your first 
priority, marketing-wise. (Speaking of which... I need to schedule 
interviews for mine.) Folks not working on feature profiles, we start 
work on https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/One_page_release_notes this 
coming Tuesday. Mm, prioritization!



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