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Re: GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 - Slides for presentations

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM, Joseph S. Myers
<> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jul 2014, Diego Novillo wrote:
>> Sessions were recorded on video. We will be publishing them from
>> the GNU Tools Google+ page when they are available.
> I take it they'll be available in an unencumbered format such as WebM, not
> just MP4?

No clue. I didn't record the videos.

To make them available via the GNU Tools page, we will need to share
them using G+ tools and format.  I think G+ uses the same encoding
used by Youtube. I know enough to smash the button that makes the
video available, but I never bothered with the details.

If sourceware has enough room, I suppose they could be converted into
an appropriate format and stored in sourceware's ftp space. Could you
take care of the conversion, upload and publishing, in case the
original format is not desirable?

Thanks. Diego.

> (Some of the video links from the Cauldron 2013 page don't work
> for me in Firefox - I don't know how to get YouTube to make a given video
> available in an unencumbered format.  And using youtube_dl to interrogate
> the available formats for other videos, I see that some that are available
> in WebM don't have it in as high as resolution as the MP4 versions - we
> ought to ensure the highest-resolution version is available in an
> unencumbered format.)
> In accordance with GNU principles we should be making the videos available
> without depending on non-free JavaScript as well (I don't know if Google+
> makes videos readily available without JS or with only free JS).  I've
> just added a link to
> above the
> list of videos on so that people are
> first pointed to a free software way of obtaining the videos.  Some
> similar link may be needed from the 2014 page to ensure free software
> access to videos is recommended before any non-free means of access.  (If
> Google+ provides stable URLs for direct links to WebM files of the videos,
> or for pages that show the videos without non-free JS, just linking to
> those is of course simplest.)
> I'd say the videos should also be freely licensed if possible, with the
> license explicitly stated where the videos are posted - of course that
> needs approval from the speakers as well as from whoever may own rights in
> the video itself (and I'm not sure what the GNU recommendation is for
> licenses on videos about free software, so that should be determined
> first).
> --
> Joseph S. Myers

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