Re: RealMedia used for GUADEC live transmissions?

On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 19:35, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> I agree with Rui Miguel.  Encouraging the use of proprietary
> software is quite counter productive.
> I searched the foundation-list archives for RealPlayer and
> got no hits.  It appears that this has not been an issue before.

On the other hand, if there's no mature Free alternative, then the
GU4DEC organisers would have to not allow people to view the talks over
the internet at all. That's not productive either :-)

(Actually, very little of the conference, if any, was streamed. I didn't
see anything, though apparently Alan Kay's keynote was streamed. And
apparently Oggs should be available soon.)

> Maybe it's time for a GNOME Foundation policy document on the
> promotion of Free Software (and the non-promotion of proprietary
> software/standards/formats).  This would apply to official
> GNOME websites, software, conferences, and docs.

Maybe so.

> Does this sound reasonable?
> Ciaran O'Riordan
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 05:41:17PM +0000, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> >  On  I can read:
> > 
> >     Live 150kps Real Video Stream from Burke Theatre
> >                     ^^^^^^^^^^
> > 
> > I'm sorry, but I feel it is extremely awkward that a project aimed at
> > making people use a Free Software desktop promotes using non-free
> > software.
> > 
> > I can understand the motivation and how it may have been well intended,
> > but this should not continue.

Andrew Sobala <aes gnome org>

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