[Fsfe-ie] Re: Stallman Video

David Cathcart david at cathcart.cx
Fri May 21 01:29:20 CEST 2004

> If the queries are over format, licensing, recording,
> redistribution etc, could you just put them all in a mail (ideally with
> some indication of what Stallman requires!), and I'll hassle people for
> answers?

The queries come from the IFSO, not from Stallman. We are looking to
have a copy of the lecture available online in a unencumbered format
under a free liscence. So the questions go: 

1. Is the webcast being recorded locally as well as being webcast? 
2. If so will it be made available in unencumbered formats (the IFSO can
transcode and host the recordings, acceptable formats would include:
Video - theora, mpeg1. Audio - ogg speex, ogg vorbis) under a free
liscence (freely distriutuble, as long as attribution is given).  
3. If no recording is planned the IFSO can do it's own recording, if
this is the case are radio/wired mics being used? And can we have a

> Thus far, what I do know about the above is that the format is WMV9.
> This seems to meet the criteria we've been given (viewable using OSS
> [mplayer] on any OS, open or not), but no one has actually confirmed
> that for us yet. Could you do so please? 

Mplayer (while not completly free) will play WMV9 (possibly only with
non-free libraries.. unsure here). Since it's heanet's webcast it's up
to them as to which format they stream in. The best i can say about wmv9
is that it's common and not RealVideo, i don't know of a popular,
stable, free codec.

Many Thanks

David Cathcart

> Many thanks,
> Noirin
> On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 11:04:42PM +0100, David Cathcart wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 	I'm looking to talk to someone in heanet who is doing the
> > webcast at mondays talk. Do you have any contact information? 
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > David Cathcart
> > 
> > On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 10:57:22PM +0100, Glenn Strong wrote:
> > > On Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:55 +0100, David Cathcart wrote:
> > > > I think i allready mentioned i'd be willing to help here. Do you have a
> > > > contact in heanet i can e-mail about the liscencing of their webcast and
> > > > the recordinging of their webcast. Thanks 
> > > 
> > > OK, I've found this out. Apparently the contact point is
> > > firebird at netsoc.tcd; she'll pass it on (there are several people at
> > > heanet, apparently). 
> > > -- 
> > > Glenn Strong
> > 

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