We currently have videos posted all over in a fairly willynilly way. So we have created an account with the Internet Archive (http://archive.org) which will allow us to upload video in the free and open Ogg Theora format and will be displayed using the HTML5 video tags.
This is not the only solution that are going to settle on but everything else has been put on hold until after the F13 release. Once that is over and we are done celebrating we can get started on this again.
An impromptu meeting was held on #fedora-mktg on IRC to discuss where we can put video, and who can work on it. Meeting logs can be seen here.
Reasons Archive.org was selected as our first choice
- They support Creative Commons, and require it or Public Domain for you to be able to upload.
- They support Ogg Theora.
- It is free for storage and bandwidth.
Job Description for Allegheny Students
Our mailing list is here.
Fedora currently has video footage from events from 2005-2009, as well as new video content being created. This media needs a home, where it can be catalogued, tagged, and become searchable, and be located not only by people who know of its existence within Fedora, but also be located by people using search engines.
The Marketing team would like to have the following tasks done with the video we currently have:
- Sort through all videos located on this server. This is a suggestion as to what types of notes should be made for each video:
- Date / Location of Video
- Name of Event
- Name of speaker
- Keywords of some of the topics covered
- (Also possible: A brief, one-paragraph description of the video.)
- Upload all video to archive.org. Ensure that the appropriate license is used. (Optional: Discuss with the community why archive.org is a more free solution than using youtube.)
- Organize links to those videos, with their descriptions, on the Fedora Video wiki page. (The very page this job description is on.)
- Recommended: A more outlined plan for this task would probably be a good idea - and should be outlined on this wiki page as a Project Plan, that the students can collaborate on together.
Of course, this plan itself is also subject to comment and feedback - if you think we should be doing something different, please let us know!
On the Marketing mailing list, we suggested a possible course of action for the distribution of Fedora Videos:
- Set up official Fedora Project accounts on websites like Internet Archive and Dailymotion.
- Create videos on these accounts to establish them as being officially part of the Fedora Project (welcome videos, tutorials, features of Fedora, etc).
- Designate people to be official Fedora Project Video Account Managers.
- Allow other video creators and content developers to showcase their Fedora-related work on the official channel(s) by sending their video to the Account Master(s) for consideration. If accepted by the Account Master(s), these videos would be added to the official channel.
- Open a YouTube account, and share selected videos from Internet Archive on this YouTube account.
We were unable to sort through the videos due to lack of consensus as to how and where these videos should be distributed.
- Fedora Videos on alt.fp.o
- Theora and Theora Benefits - About Theora, and why to use it
- Creative Commons and what it is - Helpful for understanding licensing
- Mailing list discussions (that link to logs and other useful resources): http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-March/012159.html and http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-March/012160.html
- Fedora TV and [feed:https://fedorahosted.org/releases/f/e/fedoratv/fedora-tv.xml Fedora TV feed] - idea: once videos are up, they should be sent to this feed. This might become another step in the "what to do with your fedora video!" process document.