[development] Kaltura Releases Version 1.0 of its Open Source Video Module for Drupal

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu Dec 25 00:26:37 UTC 2008

To get the best community karma, host the module itself on Drupal.org (since 
it's already GPLv2+ as required) so that users get the benefits of update 
module and related capabilities, and remove all "branding links" from the 
module, especially hidden ones.  Even if benevolent in intent they can still 
rub many people (including Google) the wrong way.  

If your service is good enough, it won't need the extra Google spam.  If it 
needs the extra Google spam, then it's not a good enough service in the first 
place.  Positive reviews and blogs from other users is far better advertising 
than stealth link spam anyway.

On Wednesday 24 December 2008 11:30:48 am Roni Rosenan wrote:
> Thanks for the comments - Kaltura offers an open source module with all of
> the branding elements that we include in all of our solutions, including
> these links.
> We follow strict guidelines and make sure to include only highly relevant
> links that do not harm any of our publishers or Kaltura itself. Being open
> source anyone can remove the links, as well as change any other portion of
> the code.
> Since we do not want to cause any negative feelings in the community (of
> course!), we have already updated the module, and removed all but one link.
> We look forward to the community's continued feedback - it's a huge part of
> how we develop and further improve on our solutions.
> Happy Holidays!
> Roni Rosenan  l Marketing Manager  l  +972.544.771772  l 
> roni.rosenan at kaltura.com l www.kaltura.com l www.kaltura.com/blog/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: development-bounces at drupal.org
> [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Morbus Iff Sent:
> Wednesday, December 24, 2008 5:01 PM
> To: development at drupal.org
> Subject: Re: [development] Kaltura Releases Version 1.0 of its Open Source
> Video Module for Drupal
> Although, in kaltura.themeing.inc, there's this fun bit - $hidden_links
> is set to display:none so that you, as a user/installer, never notice.
> Pretty bad.
> <a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/technology/application_gallery">video
> platform</a><a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/about">open source
> video</a><a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/">video tools</a><a
> href="http://corp.kaltura.com/technology/video_publishing">open source
> player</a><a
> href="http://corp.kaltura.com/technology/editing_and_annotation">free
> video editor</a><a
> href="http://corp.kaltura.com/solutions/overview">online video
> platform</a><a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/solutions/overview">free
> video player</a>';

Larry Garfield
larry at garfieldtech.com

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