Fedora TV is ready to go!

Clint Savage herlo1 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 02:17:11 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Jonathan Roberts
<jonrob at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> I've attached the announcement I've drafted for my blog below.
> Opinions are welcome :) I'd also like to push this to f-announce-list
> too, if possible. In a short while too, I was going to create a video
> to stick in the channel saying welcome - though it won't be any thing
> exciting, just my ugly mug recorded via my webcam, any brighter ideas
> are welcome!
> Best,
> Jon
> ---------------------
> What is it?
> A way for our community to easily share video and audio related to
> Fedora with each other - the mechanism we've chosen to do this is an
> RSS feed that also exists as a channel in Miro.
> How do I watch?
> You can install Miro and subscribe to the Fedora TV channel. You can
> also add the RSS feed to any feed reader or suitable podcatching
> client. I'm personally using Banshee for my podcast needs these days
> as it has great video support and if you're a Gnome user is really
> nice to use :)
> The feed URL is http://jonrob.fedorapeople.org/fedora-tv.xml
> Can I submit my own videos?
> Yes! We want this to be a community channel where any Fedora community
> members can submit their content. So if you've created a screen cast
> tutorial, an interview, a podcast, a promo video or anything else
> Fedora related we want you to submit it to us. The only conditions for
> it's inclusion in the feed is that it's:
>   1. on topic
>   2. in an open format such as OGG Theora/Vorbis
>   3. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike license

Is 'signed the CLA' assumed?
> To let us know about your video head over to our Trac instance where
> you can login with your FAS account details and file a new ticket for
> each video you'd like to include. This way we can review your
> submission to make sure the above conditions are all met. If we decide
> that a video isn't suitable, we'll let you know in the ticket so all
> conversations of this manner are open and everyone can have their
> voices heard :)
> At the moment you need to find somewhere to keep your video file as we
> don't have dedicated hosting. For the time being, you might want to
> try using your Fedora People space.
> What still needs doing?
> A better way for us to update the feed. At the minute I maintain the
> feed, and as you can imagine this is not entirely ideal. We'd like to
> fix this and find an automatic way for this to happen, but we can
> tackle that in the future.
> A better place for feed videos to be stored.
> I'd also really like to have a place to tie all of our marketing
> activities together, and I hope we'll have this in the not too distant
> future.
> What do I plan to do for the channel?
> My usual series of developer interviews. Yeah, I'm original, I know...
> I challenge everyone else in the community to come up with something
> better!

See my comment above, otherwise it sounds great.  JonRob, you rock
man.  I'll be working on some new videos in the near future.  Watch
for gnome-do, ssh keys and more.



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