[OpenStack Foundation] Summit session video license

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Mon Sep 22 21:02:08 UTC 2014

Hi Sayali,

I had a quick exchange with Jonathan and he highlighted that having a 
'blank' license that allows modifications to the videos may not be 
appropriate. Some of the recordings contain opinions and other things 
that the speakers  may not want to be taken off context and modified to 
be re-used.

I agree with Jonathan, and of all the Creative Commons licenses, I 
would suggest to use only the least permissive ones (like CC-BY-ND) 
which would not solve your problem.

To address the specific issue of the training guides, I would suggest 
you to build a list of the videos you'd like to reuse. Once there is a 
list, maybe the training manuals team can ask the speakers directly to 
authorize the Foundation to change the license so that the content can 
be modified (if needed) to be reused in the manuals.


On Sat 20 Sep 2014 12:06:56 AM PDT, Sayali Lunkad wrote:
> Hi,
> The OpenStack training-guides team is planning to use the videos
> recorded at the OpenStack summits for the content in the Audio-Video
> subteam project. But the  summit videos uploaded are under the
> 'Standard Youtube License' and hence cannot be re-used. Youtube
> provides for a different type of license called 'Creative Commons'
> which allows anyone to edit and re-use the videos. If we have the
> summit videos put under this license it would be very useful and the
> recorded content can be used in many different ways. We wanted to know
> if the foundation can help us to bring about this change in the
> existing videos and the future video recording.
> Thanks,
> Sayali.
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