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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: YouTube Channel for Apache?
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:44:40 GMT
On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM, Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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.

That would be ideal, even if it is a relationship to some mysterious
"Apache Foundation" ;-)

And maybe some time we can think of Apache-wide and project-specific
titles that could reenforce that connection.

In any case, we need content first.   So I'll drop the thread back to
ooo-dev on my next note, which will be to brainstorm about some
videos.  We'll ping you again when we have something concrete.

Regards,

-Rob


> -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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