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Post by Viktor » May 26th, 2011, 4:35 pm

Here's the forum: http://legamus.eu/forum

I copied a subset of LV's categories there. Hokuspokus, you have admin rights; please feel free to use them as you wish! Anyone else wants some? No fear, there aren't hardly any other users, and I do regular backups :D

Do I resume this correctly? We'd like to have +50 works read by and for +50 countries (Canada), and they'd have to be hosted on a server in those countries, cloud or not. +70 works read by and for +70 and "lesser" countries (Europe and others AND Canada) could be on the same server, if the owner does not mind, or in a +70 country (say Europe). So much for downloading. Everything that is allowed on LibriVox (USA) should go there.

Does that mean that we'd prefer, in the long run, also the rest of our infrastructure (forum, uploader, database, website) just once in a +50 country? Europe goes Canada?

As Kattekliek said, the goal is not to stretch +50 copyright ; languages whose "main audience" is in a +70 country will want to restrict themselves to +70 works. Putting everything to Canada would just allow us to centralise our infrastructure; we need to maintain only one "non-US" place. In other words: if we have a Canadian LV-lookalike, do we still want a European one at all?

With me, everything is fine; I can always export all forum data to a legamus.ca, and if one gives me access, my databases run there as well as in Europe :) As a developer of Free Software, I'm happy to help the technical team: servers, databases, web applications. While I know a little bit about ergonomic interfaces, we'd need someone savvy about the graphical level of web design: colours, buttons, themes...
But there seems so much interest, I'm confident we find several people for all fields! :D

Edited: Australia is not a +50 country any more.
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Post by Leni » May 26th, 2011, 4:41 pm

I'd be happy to help over there, with the little knowledge I have - which means I am happy to help organize and moderate the forums and the projects, and nothing else. :oops: Brazil is a life+70 country, which means in an EU version of Librivox I could read some Portuguese writers whose works I cannot record for Librivox. :twisted: I don't know any German though, which seems to be the big thing over there. :hmm: Do you intend to have forums in many languages? Or can I just ignore the German? :mrgreen:
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Post by annise » May 26th, 2011, 10:00 pm

Viktor wrote:Here's the forum: http://legamus.eu/forum

I copied a subset of LV's categories there. Hokuspokus, you have admin rights; please feel free to use them as you wish! Anyone else wants some? No fear, there aren't hardly any other users, and I do regular backups :D

Do I resume this correctly? We'd like to have +50 works read by and for +50 countries (Canada/Australia), and they'd have to be hosted on a server in those countries, cloud or not. +70 works read by and for +70 and "lesser" countries (Europe and others, Canada, Australia) could be on the same server, if the owner does not mind, or in a +70 country (say Europe). So much for downloading. Everything that is allowed on LibriVox USA should go there.

Does that mean that we'd prefer, in the long run, also the rest of our infrastructure (forum, uploader, database, website) just once in a +50 country? Europe goes Down Under?

As Kattekliek said, the goal is not to stretch +50 copyright ; languages whose "main audience" is in a +70 country will want to restrict themselves to +70 works. Putting everything to Canada or Australia would just allow us to centralise our infrastructure; we need to maintain only one "non-US" place. In other words: if we have a Canadian LV-lookalike, do we still want a European one at all?

With me, everything is fine; I can always export all forum data to a legamus.ca, and if one gives me access, my databases run in Australia as well as in Europe :) As a developer of Free Software, I'm happy to help the technical team: servers, databases, web applications. While I know a little bit about ergonomic interfaces, we'd need someone savvy about the graphical level of web design: colours, buttons, themes...
But there seems so much interest, I'm confident we find several people for all fields! :D
Just to clear something up Australia is not a death plus 50 country - it was but in 2005 the government bowed to pressure and changed it to death plus 70, but did not put things out of copyright in again , so it is now stuck on 1955 till 2026 - as it stands now

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Post by neckertb » May 26th, 2011, 11:21 pm

Leni wrote:I'd be happy to help over there, with the little knowledge I have - which means I am happy to help organize and moderate the forums and the projects, and nothing else. :oops: Brazil is a life+70 country, which means in an EU version of Librivox I could read some Portuguese writers whose works I cannot record for Librivox. :twisted: I don't know any German though, which seems to be the big thing over there. :hmm: Do you intend to have forums in many languages? Or can I just ignore the German? :mrgreen:
I'd be happy to help too :D With the same limitations as Leni (except for the German) but then I could read the phantom of the opera in French :clap: (published 1924 :evil:)
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Post by kattekliek » May 27th, 2011, 12:18 am

Thanks for adjusting/opening up the legamus.eu forum, Viktor! Shall we now move there for further discussions and close this thread? I think it would be best on the longer run to even take away this thread, to take away threats (pun intended ;)) of lawyers who want to link legamus to librivox and thus fight release of post 1922 works over there.
Do you live in Europe, Canada, Australia, ... any country where death date of author determines if a book is in the Public Domain? Come to legamus.eu to record books published in 1923 or later, written by authors dead since >70 years!

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Post by annise » May 27th, 2011, 1:22 am

When the tumult and the shouting dies down a bit , perhaps some one should let Hugh know what is planned ?

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Post by Hokuspokus » May 27th, 2011, 1:31 am

I've PMed Hugh the other day.

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