[nycbug-talk] YouTube Channel for BSD Technical Talks

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Thu Dec 4 13:09:44 EST 2008

Hey All,

On Dec 4, 2008, at 11:09 AM, Steven Kreuzer wrote:

> On Dec 4, 2008, at 10:45 AM, Miles Nordin wrote:
>>>>>>> "sk" == Steven Kreuzer <skreuzer at exit2shell.com> writes:
>>   sk> It looks like Murray Stokely is putting together a channel on
>>   sk> YouTube with videos of BSD technical talks.
>> Wouldn't it make sense to post the videos in a format BSD users can
>> watch without using COMPAT_LINUX
> Then run Firefox under wine.

Wow you both have excellent points.

While I agree that the video content should be open and free from any  
particular 3rd party copyright or access control, YouTube is currently  
the cheapest and easiest video distribution system to date...  And  
grandma can use it...

However, in lieu of what we as BSD Advocates should do when posting  
videos, Lawrence Lessig recently posted some guidelines aimed at the  
Obama administration, which I feel could be applied more generally to  
If things like Video posting gets too legalistic, the BSD License will  
get as long and contentious as the GPL- but at the very least, this is  
very good food for thought...

And BTW- If anyone wants to download an mp4 format of YouTube stuff,  
give http://keepvid.com/ a whirl...


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