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Re: [Debconf-video] Debian and Miro Community

Hi Asheesh,

First, thanks for PCF offers here (also your's). We've talked (mostly you and 
Holger) in debconf-video IRC channel about this. Now I'll try to summarize the 
relevant points here in order to address our next steps on this issue.

On Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:12:40 -0400 (EDT), Asheesh Laroia wrote
> Hi Debconf video team,
> So, hi. I'm working with the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF)
>  on Miro Community. I'm also a person who works on packages in 
> Debian every once in a while, and goes to Debconfs whenever I can.
> Miro Community is free, Django-based, AGPLv3-licensed software that 
> anyone can use to create a curated video collection on the web. We 
> also host instances of it, like http://debian.mirocommunity.org/. 
> Participatory Culture Foundation is a US-based non-profit that is 
> dedicated to supporting a democratic media by creating open and 
> decentralized video tools and services. Lately we've been asking 
> Miro Community sites with a lot of videos, custom options, or 
> multiple admins to help us offset hosting and software development costs.
> Tiago wrote a post here 
> <http://tiagovaz.org/weblog/index.cgi/english/20110406.01-bye-miro-
> community> about it. As y'all know, debian.mirocommunity.org is 
> above a few of the limits of our free-of-cost hosting tier.
> There are a few reasonable ways forward:
> * Debian can self-host a Miro Community instance; I'm happy to help 
> with that. I'm the upstream maintainer, and if someone else wants to 
> do packaging, I can do what I can to make that easy. That's likely 
> to be the most satisfying scenario for Debian. If we (Debian) are 
> lacking a shell account to run MC on, then I can let people have 
> access to the VM I'm using for expo.debian.net.

It seems we agreed to this option:

20:32 < h01ger> MeetBot, pingall feedback on self hosting a miro setup like 
described above welcome! :-)

...for the following reasons:

18:47 < moray> h01ger: right, Debian doesn't lack hardware.

18:48 < moray> and something simpler like a slightly-fixed 
http://people.debian.org/~moray/video/ could be used as a stopgap of course, 
if that turns out not to be easy to get going somehow

20:23 < paulproteus> If hosting it on mirocommunity.org is the goal, then I 
can get us that Max account, as I said, if we plan to use+promote it+use 
universal subtitles.

20:25 < h01ger> paulproteus, we want self hosting. next week/month/year miro 
gets bought by google|apple|nokia|deutsche bank and that account is shutdown 
without further notice. or whatever. we're reasonable people and cant risk 
that 8-)

20:25 < paulproteus> h01ger: Sure, just wanted to make sure I offered (-:


> I, personally, think it would be great if Debian uses MC, hosted by 
> PCF or otherwise.

So we're almost there :) If there's no objection, let's schedule a meeting to 
start the Miro setup in apu.dc.o. Your help will be very appreciated. At least 
1 apu admin is needed for this meeting.

Please: http://www.doodle.com/krzqtedbym8r6h7s



Tiago Bortoletto Vaz
0xA504FECA - http://pgp.mit.edu

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