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Re: Hosting Linux Fest Northwest Videos on torrent



On Sat, May 3, 2008 4:48 pm, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Mike McGrath wrote:
>> On Thu, 1 May 2008, Jesse Keating wrote:
>>
>>> A team of folks took videos of various talks at Linux Fest Northwest.
>>> They want to offer direct downloads as an alternative to the flash
>>> based
>>> streams available at ustream.tv.  I have tentatively offered (with
>>> stated caveat that Infrastructure had to approve) hosting space on
>>> the/a
>>> torrent server for these videos.
>>>
>>> I don't yet have an estimate on the total size, but there are 12~
>>> videos, all somewhere around an hour in length.  It may be a while yet
>>> before they're all re-encoded into our preferred format (.ogg) but I
>>> wanted to get the ball rolling here.
>>>
>>> Is this something Fedora (Infrastructure) would be willing to provide?
>>
>> So the question is does Fedora offer hosting space for linux conventions
>> and things not directly related to Fedora?  I'd be curious to hear what
>> others say.
>>
> I'm not opposed to hosting this but perhaps phrasing the question that
> way is taking it out of our hands.  We can say "We have/don't have
> space/bandwidth/manpower to do this" but whether it's something we
> should be doing seems to be a goals question that belongs to the Board
> to decide.
>
> PS: fedorahosted can contain things which aren't directly related to
> Fedora.  Hosting videos of linux-fest talks on the torrent server would
> be a different type of resource but not necessarily a different category
> politically.
My question is:  Does this have any tangible benefit to Fedora (are there
any talks that promote Fedora etc)?  If so, then it's well worth
consideration, if not, well it's not worthless but it'd make me think
twice.

My 2 cents,

Nigel
>
> -Toshio
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