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Open Podcast
This page explains the Foundation's Open Podcast initiative.
Open Podcast is a community outreach initiative by the Foundation.
With Open Podcast, Foundation's community members present their views, their case studies and open research in an open session.
a. Members may present their views on subjects which are core research focus of the Foundation.
b. Video content is published on different forums of the Internet. c. All content is released in open source for the benefit of humanity.

A peer reviewed podcast.

Podcast is peer reviewed. This means that for any podcast to be an Open Podcast and continue to qualify to be published on the Foundation's platform;
a. Atleast two members can host a podcast. A peer's presentation is reviewed by another peer.
b. Moderators: An additional member participates in the podcast and moderates the conversation. This helps channelise the discussion to something civil, human and meaningful for our community.
c. Observer: An observer member participates in the podcast for the episode to qualify as an open podcast. The Observer member may or may not participate as a speaker. The observer member generally observes if the podcast stream is within the Foundation's guiding principles.
So atleast four members host an open podcast. More members may join as panelists depending on the subject, style, theme and nature of the episode.
For any hosted open podcast on the Foundation's infrastructure, guiding principles and Code of Conduct should be observed. Most importantly, Moderators should moderate the livestreams in accordance with the Moderation Policy and Code of Conduct.

Platforms where Open Podcasts are hosted:

Moderators should use Foundation's recognized communications systems for the advocacy of Foundation's research and objectives, in a responsible manner.
The Internet platforms currently used are:
Youtube, Streamyard, Linkedin Live, Spotify
(upcoming) Livepeer

Few broader guidelines for hosting and organising Open Podcast:

  1. 1.
    Language: Open Podcast episodes can be in any medium of language. It is recommended to use a single medium of language for an episode. However, if participating members come from different time zones and regions, multi-lingual podcast episodes should also be organised.
Moderators should play an active role in guiding the conversation of a multi-lingual episode.
2. If the member is differently abled & due to any reason unable to contribute with their speech, then the member may use a machine translator or a speech machine to express their views in the open podcast.
If the member(s) know how to communicate using sign language, then the member(s) may choose to do so. This also applies if a member does not have a speech machine. For more outreach of the member's expressions, the member should then choose to add subtitles to the podcast.
Other participating members in an open podcast episode shall take extra precautions in ensuring the privacy of their peer, who is participating without their human speech ability.
3. At times, members publish their advocacy of the Foundation's guiding principles in an open podcast episode.
We aspire to be a community which is built on the core principle of social inclusion of all human beings.
4. At times, member(s) may express their views on a sensitive subject, and may not wish to be publicly recognized.
If the subject is sensitive and a member wishes to remain anonymous during the podcast, then the member may do so under the alias 'Sentient Bot'.
Sentient Bot is a volunteer-driven anonymous profile.
Read more on 'Sentient Bot' here and how to gain access to 'Sentient Bot' profile for the open podcast. Your contribution to the open podcast must cover a sensitive subject to request access to Sentient Bot.
Read more on 'What are sensitive subjects which the Foundation covers?'
Other participating members in an open podcast episode alongside 'Sentient Bot' shall take extra precautions in ensuring the privacy of their peer, who is anonymously participating.
5. No member shall publish video, audio, or other forms of content, containing sexually explicit imagery.
6. Members shall take extra precautions in publishing video, audio, or other forms of content, depicting children(read human) below the age of 18 years, by taking due consent of the guardian of the underage human. Please reach out to [email protected] for the required 'Release Form' in such cases if you wish to document an underage human in the podcast.
7. Members shall take extra precautions in publishing video, audio, or other form of content, describing the research with a choice of words that does not violate the Foundation's Code of Conduct.
Moderators of an episode should play an active role in moderating the episode's content. Read more in Enter Studio and Broadcast!โ€‹
Open podcasts are released with the upcoming Muellners Foundation Open License. The release is in accordance with the Data Protection Policy for Foundation's community members. Until the Open MF license is published, the podcast content will be released with Creative Commons License.
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