[svlug] svlug bylaws (Google Docs)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Dec 3 14:31:42 PST 2007
Quoting Paul Reiber (reiber at gmail.com):
> Google asked if I was OK with them videotaping the sessions, editing
> them and posting them on YouTube so the REST of the world could
> benefit from them.
At present, that footage of an SVLUG event is proprietary property of
Google, Inc. and available only through one of their properties (YouTube).
They might graciously amend the licensing terms to be open source, now
that the matter has been brought to their attention -- but apparently no
thanks to you.
By the way, did everyone captured on camera sign releases, allowing such
> - I've NEVER EVER considered copying the video down to our server
> that'd be a colossal waste of time!
Ah, so SVLUG doesn't wish to publish material about its own events from
its own Internet resources, but instead outsources it to Google. Noted.
What _other_ services to the Internet are "a colossal waste of time" for
SVLUG because Google, Inc. can do them for us more easily, Paul?
> - I've NOT insisted that SVLUG would get any special rights to these
> videos, since they're being shared with the whole planet for free
> anyway - bickering about stuff like that is pointless.
Ah, just like software! As long as you have the right to download and
use somebody's codebase under "shareware" terms, who needs open source,
right? Bickering about stuff like that is pointless.
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