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task #13174: Submission of a Richard Stallman talk.

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Submitted on:  Tue 01 Apr 2014 11:49:59 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Tue 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Tue 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 AM UTC
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Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Bruno Félix Rezende Ribeiro <oitofelix>
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Sat 12 Sep 2015 07:17:12 AM UTC, comment #4:

Valmiky said he would re-encode the video in order to make the audio
track use a codec favorable to free software, but we don't hear from
him since a year and a half ago.

I've decided to act upon this myself. I re-encoded the audio track to
Vorbis, so now the video specs are: "720p Theora/Vorbis Matroska
(779MB)", which I think is acceptable.

The video is available at

As there is nothing left to be done, I'm closing this task.

Bruno Félix Rezende Ribeiro <oitofelix>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Wed 02 Apr 2014 07:43:01 PM UTC, comment #3:

Excellent, thank you very much. If you need help, or a server where to upload your file, feel free to ask by writing to -email is unavailable- .

Luca Saiu <positrone>
Project Member
Wed 02 Apr 2014 01:24:04 AM UTC, comment #2:


Ok, I'll see if I can take care of it this week.

I am a part of the SINFO organization, so I can take care of this issue myself.

I'll update this task when available.


Valmiky Arquissandas <kayvlim>
Wed 02 Apr 2014 12:55:40 AM UTC, comment #1:

As per rms's second request ("Second, if you make an audio or video recording and you want to distribute copies, that's okay but only in the formats that are favorable to Free Software. Those are the Ogg formats and WebM. No MP3, no MPEG. Certainly not Flash." starting at 2m50s into the file) I think this video is going to require transcoding of the audio track which is in MPEG AAC Audio.

The file consists of three main parts: a Matroska container containing a video track and an audio track.

The video track is fine as-is. Transcoding the video is not necessary because the video is already in a format that favors Free Software--Theora. The container--Matroska--should also be okay as-is. Transcoding the entire file to WebM should end up altering only audio track by transcoding it to either Vorbis or Opus (both Vorbis and Opus are audio codecs that favor Free Software).

Perhaps Valmiky Arquissandas can get in touch with the people at SINFO and get them to distribute this video in WebM?

If these kinds of comments are unacceptable here, please let me know where they would be acceptable to post and I'll post them there instead.


J.B. Nicholson-Owens <jbn>
Tue 01 Apr 2014 11:49:59 PM UTC, original submission:


This is a video submission of a Richard Stallman talk, named "Free Software and Your Freedom".

Who: Richard Stallman
Where: XIX SINFO, at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
When: February 29th 2012, 14:00


(website still available at http://legacy.sinfo.org/XIX/en/keynote/richard-stallman )

Thank you,

Valmiky Arquissandas



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