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From "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: YouTube Channel for Apache?
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:30:36 GMT
Heh. That's our Paul Fremantle on the tin whistle...
Back to the subject at-hand, I have no qualms about PMCs doing their own feeds. That's fine,
but I'd prefer we employ a similar model to the ASF blogs so that both the relationship as
well as "ownership" to Apache are clear.
Cheers.
-Sally
[from the mobile; pls pardon spacing/spelling errors]
-----Original Message-----
From: drew
Sent:  22/02/2012, 5:16  PM
To: Sally Khudairi
Cc: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org; dev@community.apache.org; press@apache.org
Subject: Re: YouTube Channel for Apache?


On Wed, 2012-02-22 at 21:49 +0000, Sally Khudairi wrote:
> Thanks, Drew.
> 
> Actually, the official link is http://www.youtube.com/user/TheApacheFoundation

Hello Sally,

Ah ha - yes that looks much better.
- I like the fellow playing happy birthday on a tin whistle..

Anyway - just to finish a thought - one possibility would be to have
PMCs use the account as a storage area, but not necessarily as the main
display point. I've worked with youtube and used focused play lists,
then delivered those play lists from another page (MediaWiki has a
plugin BTW but I've never used it) via one of the youtube supplied
widgets. That works reasonably well IMO.

Of course one could eschew UTube completely and go with something like
archive.org, build a channel there (they call it something else) - I've
used that also, but only in a very cursory way, it lakes the nice widget
support however - though I believe there is something available now.

Best wishes,

//drew


> 
> We had a problem with YouTube allowing us to register the "The Apache Software Foundation"
for some reason (we must have tried at least 5 times to no avail), so we went ahead with "The
Apache Foundation".
> 
> None of the other links are officially related to us.
> 
> HTH,
> Sally
> 
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> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: drew <drew@baseanswers.com>
> > To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > Cc: dev@community.apache.org; press@apache.org
> > Sent: Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 16:10
> > Subject: Re: YouTube Channel for Apache?
> > 
> > On Wed, 2012-02-22 at 15:06 -0500, Rob Weir wrote:
> >>  On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Mohammad Nour El-Din
> >>  <nour.mohammad@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>  > Well it seems like a good idea. For doing this on ASF level I think it

> > is
> >>  > up to each PMC if they can/want to do this or not whether through 
> > using
> >>  > YouTube or any similar provider.
> >>  >
> >> 
> >>  Right.  I think the only side consideration was that if there was an
> >>  ASF-level account, through their special program for 501(c)(3)
> >>  nonprofits, then that enables additional capabilities and
> >>  opportunities for exposure.  It would still be up to individual PMC's
> >>  to create/publish their videos, but we'd be able to avail ourselves of
> >>  the other special features.
> >> 
> >>  But maybe it is not worth the trouble.   I just thought I'd mention
> >>  it, since I had not seen this Youtube non-profit membership thing
> >>  before.
> > 
> > Well, first - here is the Apache channel (at least I believe it is the
> > official channel)
> > 
> > http://www.youtube.com/user/TheApacheWay/
> > 
> > So - that has a rather generic tone I'd say - though there is not a lot
> > of content to go on - meaning it isn't really focused to tutorials and
> > such IMO.
> > 
> > However one could create a group under that account, that could then
> > have such a focus.
> > 
> > //drew
> > 
> > 
> >> 
> >>  -Rob
> >> 
> >>  > On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> 
> > wrote:
> >>  >
> >>  >> I was thinking of starting up a Youtube channel for Apache 
> > OpenOffice,
> >>  >> where we could post short videos, demos, tutorials, etc.  While
> >>  >> investigating how this could be done I came across the following 
> > page
> >>  >> that describes how a registered non-profit can set up a special 
> > kind
> >>  >> of YouTube Channel, with increased upload capabilities, as well as
> >>  >> other benefits.
> >>  >>
> >>  >> Aside from benefits related to YouTube, this program also gives 
> > free
> >>  >> AdWords, etc.  As a registered 501(c)(3), ASF is eligible for this
> >>  >> program.
> >>  >>
> >>  >> See:  http://www.youtube.com/nonprofits
> >>  >>
> >>  >> Is there any interest in doing this at the ASF level?
> >>  >>
> >>  >> -Rob
> >>  >>
> >>  >
> >>  >
> >>  >
> >>  > --
> >>  > Thanks
> >>  > - Mohammad Nour
> >>  > ----
> >>  > "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must 
> > keep moving"
> >>  > - Albert Einstein
> >> 
> > 
> 




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