Talk:OpenSpeaks

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More information needed[edit source]

This is interesting, but leaves some unawsered questions:

  1. What do you expect to happen with the video?
  2. Where are existing examples of the videos from this project, if any? if there are none, explain where and when they are likely to be found.
  3. Other than model release, you presumably want the video and audio released as cc-by-sa to be compatible with Wikimedia projects. This needs stating in the text and explaining to participants.
  4. You need to explain how the model release / copyright licence document is attached or filed with the video files into WikiCommons or similar.

Hope that helps, JimKillock (discusscontribs) 16:04, 26 September 2019 (UTC) Hi @JimKillock:, apologies for the long delay. Let me answer each of your questions below:

  1. Can you clarify which video you're referring to? OpenSpeaks is a toolkit -- OERs to help any archivist make audiovisual documentation of a language. OpenSpeaks does not create video documentations by itself, not at least in a large scale. When it does, they are mostly used as example.
  2. There are some on Commons (we only use CC-BY or CC-BY-SA licenses for such videos to make them compatible for Wikimedia projects and interoperable with other platforms) You can find some of the example videos on the Commons category "OpenSpeaks".
  3. Explained about the license above.
  4. The model release are not exclusive to Wikimedia projects. In fact, we will clarify in the upcoming version that users need to use the Commons OTRS form to keep it simple while taking permission from non-Wikimedia users and uploading on their behalf. But, if a copyright holder is uploading the file by themselves, they don't need to attach the permission form. The model release is a mutual agreement between the person who appears in an interview and the person who is recording the interview. It is not a public document and it cannot be as it might contain sensitive personal information that are key to the particular release. At most, some data might be redacted for privacy for its usage as a proof while submitting to OTRS, when agreed by both/all parties of courses.

I hope I answered your question. Again, the model release is for those who are using OpenSpeaks as a resource hub. They can download, modify and use it however it may seem appropriate for their own workflow. As one of the key creators/maintainers of this project cannot prescribe how each individual user of these resources will make use of it. That would be against the foundation of any open resource. --Psubhashish (discusscontribs) 06:15, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Attribution[edit source]

@Psubhashish: You might also refer users to the Special:CiteThisPage link on the left for proper attribution of a Wikiversity page in a variety of standard formats. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 17:43, 11 January 2021 (UTC) @Dave Braunschweig:: thanks much. This is indeed useful. CiteThisPage creates a permalink so it can be shared here and elsewhere. --Psubhashish (discusscontribs) 06:03, 12 January 2021 (UTC)