Youtube video tutorial - Need pfSense permission to use it


  • Hi all,

    After I created this videos tutorial I received invitation to become YouTube Partner and after I applied I got response back
    from them that I must have all the necessary rights to commercially use all elements of my video.
    Can someone help me out here how to get all the necessary rights or if someone can share their experience with video tutorials and youtube?

    Here's the form http://i.imgur.com/bL4uR.jpg

    TIA

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Not sure it would matter for pfSense since it's an Open Source project and you're just showing screenshots of it. The code is BSD licensed and it's not like it's a secret or there's an NDA or anything. There are no provisions in the license to prevent the commercial use of the software.

    If they insist, just point them at our license:
    http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=42&Itemid=62

    The only time you might have an issue is if you're claiming to "be" pfSense but that doesn't appear to be the case here.

    I'd say they're more worried about your background music than the software you're showing.


  • jimp,

    Thanks for the explanation!

    In that form I will include the link you provided. As far as background music I created that using GarageBand. We'll see how it goes.

    @jimp:

    Not sure it would matter for pfSense since it's an Open Source project and you're just showing screenshots of it. The code is BSD licensed and it's not like it's a secret or there's an NDA or anything. There are no provisions in the license to prevent the commercial use of the software.

    If they insist, just point them at our license:
    http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=42&Itemid=62

    The only time you might have an issue is if you're claiming to "be" pfSense but that doesn't appear to be the case here.

    I'd say they're more worried about your background music than the software you're showing.