[IMC-Video] Update Downloads | Money Money Money, we need 200 Euro every 3 Month
mickfuzz at rocketmail.com
Fri Feb 8 01:53:23 PST 2008
> cms's etc. are in
> my opinion in a way useless if we don't get enough
> money (or offers for
> free bandwidth) together to pay the bandwidth needed
> by video.indy
I think we are in a chicken and egg situation.
Maybe noone want to get money together for a project
which doesn't fufill what they need.
I do share your frustration at the abstract nature of
this project at the moment. I think that you are right
ng , rather than just concentrate on dream wish list
of a video indymedia site we need to get more
But - I do question the value of promoting and paying
for bandwidth for the site as it exists at the moment.
Personally I think we can do a LOT without getting
money together for bandwidth. For a start we could
form a functioning video indymedia editorial team, and
pull together a website based on videos that are
already on the net. There are plenty.
Then we could form a functioning tech team, a first
project that takes no bandwidth would be to create an
aggregation site that makes the presentation and
searching of videos already on the net. A group of 3
or more people would seem to be desirable for the
stability of the project.
We can also work on an upload system that uses
archive.org - this has always been a possibility for
free bandwidth but has never actually been done. How
hard would it be, I wonder, it just looks like
submitting metadata, and file via ftp.
so ng, while i share your frustration I don't think
that Money is really going to get solve all the issues
we have. In fact I would argue that currently, More
Money - Mo' Problems :)
> so anybody more willing to offer some money?
> especially if we want to make the site more
> attractive, using embedded
> videos in flash etc. we will use a hell lot more of
> bandwidth than
> currently with serving only high quality downloads.
> so what to do beside finding new cms's and funky new
> ways of
> distributing videos?!
> the option to raise the bandwidth on bolobolo is in
> my opinon quite fair
> and cheap. However I think it's reasonable that the
> people hosting
> bolobolo want to be sure that the money for the
> additional bandwidth is
> really coming as they can't pay it on their own.
> it was also mentioned that imc-finance can be asked
> to give some money.
> however a request has to be written, who is willing
> to do that? somebody
> as a liason on imc-finance offered to follow the
> request through the
> process and look to pass it. So is there somebody
> willing to write a
> thanks a lot and greets ng
> ps: sorry if the mail is offending anybody. However
> I find it quite
> annoying that everybody is complaining about that
> video.indy is/was
> offline and requesting new cms's, as well more/new
> features etc. But
> nobody is willing to help to organise the most
> essential thing for a
> video plattform: a lot of bandwidth! Or even just
> the money for it. just
> my 2 cents on this topic.
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