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    Default Re: Revit Videos and Self Promotion Guidelines.

    Do not post advertising or self promotional material or links to them to the Forum. We realize that there is a gray area where it may be necessary to do so to provide technical solutions. We also recognize blatant self promotion. To advertise on AUGI, please contact the Augiworld Magazine staff
    Jeffrey,

    AUGI's position would be that you are posting self promotional material if you direct members to your web site, regardless that some of the material on your site is open source or freeware. Keep in mind that many commercial sites offer some "freebies".

    You can respond to a members question by referring to available open source software that helps solve their problem, and possibly providing a link to that, if that is not your own site.

    You can, of course, have a link to your own site in your signature line. ( ... Many AUGI members have this.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey McGrew
    For further clarification, what about posting about commercial usage of Open Source software? .....
    ...I just wanna stay in the clear, and have a lot of irons in the fire as you can see.
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    Revit City also has some good links Jeffrey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey McGrew
    sorry. didn't know that idle questions in a half-hearted attempt for some lazy market research regarding *potential* future commercial products that I haven't even started on was considered commercial use.
    Keep in mind, if this forum was still hosted on Chris Zoog's server in little ole Riverton, NJ, I wouldn't have said boo to you. It's a different sandbox we're in now and, "I don't make the laws sir, I just enforce them". (or these laws were here when I got here...take your pick)

    My test for this issue is, "Are goods or services are being offered or discussed in exchange for money?"

    I imagine you can generate interest in your ideas without discussing the commercial specifics of how you want to trade your ideas for money. If you can you'll run into no problems here. At some point however you'll need to consider your options to advertise the availability of your new products, understanding that you won't be able to do it (advertise) in the forums. You can always appeal to AUGI mgmt for advice and contact the Augiworld staff for advertising ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Evans
    Can't wait Jeffrey ~ I think Mr Zoog was going on the same lines ~ perhaps anyone considering this should get together ~ damn good market out there .. and as soon as possible please.

    man you have a memory like an elephant, yes I am working on a video series, and it may be a commercial venture, thus I may or may not be able to discuss it here, won't know until it's fleshed out a bit more.

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    Well HJ doesn't speak up with any self promotion but since his is a for-profit website, are we violating any standards by directing people to his website? Hmmm... no one has spanked me yet but who knows. Oh well. {(

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    Good point Abe.

    To be PC , we will now stop referring to that " other place".

    Quote Originally Posted by adegnan
    Well HJ doesn't speak up with any self promotion but since his is a for-profit website, are we violating any standards by directing people to his website? Hmmm... no one has spanked me yet but who knows. Oh well. {(
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    Didn't know that .. clever little hj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Stafford
    I imagine you can generate interest in your ideas without discussing the commercial specifics of how you want to trade your ideas for money. If you can you'll run into no problems here.
    OK, I understand, however I'm still unclear about one thing. Let's say that I post something like a family or a PDF that explains a certain idea. Like a mini-guide about 'Rapid Prototyping and Revit'. This PDF is free, I'm sharing it with anyone who wants it, and I post that PDF as an attachment to a thread here on AUGI. The *only* reference to my company and it's website is a single small line on the title page and a copyright notice or something. Is that OK, or is that still self-promotion, even though my company doesn't sell anything having to do with rapid prototyping, it just happens to use it to make things, and I'd like to share what I've learned with everyone.

    I mean, I totally understand the policy, and understand that other folks give out 'freebies' to get you to go to the website. However, in the example of the Open Source Blender plug-in I'm working on, this is something that is a *tool* I'm making for my Business to use, not something that I'm going to sell, and not something even similar to anything else my Business does sell. It's just so that I can use Blender instead of Max/Viz, and I want to share it with others in the hope it helps them out if they too want to use Blender. Is the fact that folks might hire me at some point to make Animations or Stills using these tools enough that talking about said tools is considered self-promotion?

    Sorry to be unclear on this. I have to admit however, that I'm a little sad that some of these projects I'm working on (that in no way are being sold) won't be able to be directly shared with the Revit community at large due to the simple fact that I'd like to have my business name on them somewhere. I mean, can I not talk about Blender and Radiance now because I'm soon going to be giving away tools to use those packages for free, but happen to use them professionally too? Am I not going to point someone to a free video I did about Rendering within Revit to answer someone's questions? I can understand the rules, and even think they are wise, but I still, at least emotionally, feel a little sad that some of this stuff I wanted to directly share is now gonna have such issues attached to it.

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    Shouldn't someone make up & then move forward to produce an open sourcebook link for Revit listing all possible links to training / services etc ?

    I think I would visit that fairly often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey McGrew
    OK, I understand, however I'm still unclear about one thing. Let's say that I post something like a family or a PDF that explains a certain idea. Like a mini-guide about 'Rapid Prototyping and Revit'. This PDF is free, I'm sharing it with anyone who wants it, and I post that PDF as an attachment to a thread here on AUGI. The *only* reference to my company and it's website is a single small line on the title page and a copyright notice or something. Is that OK, or is that still self-promotion, even though my company doesn't sell anything having to do with rapid prototyping, it just happens to use it to make things, and I'd like to share what I've learned with everyone.
    Thats OK, presuming the reference to your company is effectively a "signature line"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey McGrew
    I mean, I totally understand the policy, and understand that other folks give out 'freebies' to get you to go to the website. However, in the example of the Open Source Blender plug-in I'm working on, this is something that is a *tool* I'm making for my Business to use, not something that I'm going to sell, and not something even similar to anything else my Business does sell. It's just so that I can use Blender instead of Max/Viz, and I want to share it with others in the hope it helps them out if they too want to use Blender. Is the fact that folks might hire me at some point to make Animations or Stills using these tools enough that talking about said tools is considered self-promotion?
    No, thats not self promotion. Its perfectly OK to share non-commercial "tools", providing you are not promoting a commercial site by doing so.
    We hope you do share your knowledge and "tools" Jeff ! - Looking forward to it in fact.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey McGrew
    Sorry to be unclear on this. I have to admit however, that I'm a little sad that some of these projects I'm working on (that in no way are being sold) won't be able to be directly shared with the Revit community at large due to the simple fact that I'd like to have my business name on them somewhere. I mean, can I not talk about Blender and Radiance now because I'm soon going to be giving away tools to use those packages for free, but happen to use them professionally too? Am I not going to point someone to a free video I did about Rendering within Revit to answer someone's questions? I can understand the rules, and even think they are wise, but I still, at least emotionally, feel a little sad that some of this stuff I wanted to directly share is now gonna have such issues attached to it.
    As mentioned above, we hope you do share all this great sounding stuff. Sharing it by posting "how-to's" in the forum is fine. You're not promoting a site by doing that.

    Discussing Blender and Radiance here in the forums is fine too, and welcomed.

    "Pointing to a free video " - OK , as long as its not on a commercial site.

    I think you get the picture. - Everything goes as long as there is no "commercial content " involved.

    Looking forward to seeing some of those tools in the near future.
    Bruce Gow.

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