[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] Motion to create a youtube account FOSS4G

María Arias de Reyna delawen at gmail.com
Sat Jun 15 05:03:47 PDT 2019


Youtube has many obvious SEO and positioning advantages, but I'm doubtful
of having all our videos on a privative platform like Google/Youtube,
specially if we have enough "iron" to host ourselves. (See for example [1],
we may have even more iron incoming). At least, I wouldn't have it as the
primary entrypoint and storage of videos with such educational and state of
the art value.

On a quick look I couldn't find any good explanation on the possible issues
with Youtube and the license/IP. I assume you already checked for FOSSGIS
and it is clear? I understand that "*you grant to YouTube a non-exclusive,
worldwide,* perpetual license to freely sub-license, re-distribute,
re-publish, monetize, and whatever they may want to do with your video"[2].
Would they be able to copy/paste and alter the video and then redistribute
it in a way that is bad for OSGeo? (I know they have done some copy/paste
to use for promotional videos, not sure if something else.)

They may monetize the videos. Are we ok with that? Are we going to ask all
our speakers to be ok with that?

(And the answer may be that we are ok with all this, I just wanted to raise
the issue.)


[1] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/sac/2019-June/011163.html
[2] https://tubularinsights.com/youtube-copyright-ownership/ (using this
link because Youtube insists on showing me the Spanish version of the

On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 11:52 AM Astrid Emde (OSGeo) <astrid_emde at osgeo.org>

> Hello,
> FOSS4G is coming closer and we are planning to record all the videos
> from FOSS4G 2019 together with the c3voc-video team.
> They will be uploaded at
> * https://media.ccc.de/search/?q=FOSS4G
> * and at TIB AV-Portal https://av.tib.eu/search?q=FOSS4G&loc=de
> and if we want at youtube.
> I would like to suggest to create a youtube account called "FOSS4G" for
> the global FOSS4G event.
> This account does not exist yet.
> https://www.youtube.com/user/foss4g
> Advantage
> * with a permanent account people could subscribe
> * all videos from FOSS4G are in one account
> * better ranking for an active channel
> There are many accounts for the individual events like:
> https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=FOSS4G
> F.e. we have a similar accounts for FOSSGIS where we upload every year
> our FOSSGIS-conference videos here (maybe also the FOSS4G europe and NA
> videos if we want)
> https://www.youtube.com/user/fossgis/videos
> What do you think about this idea?
> Astrid
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