What's Wrong with YouTube
cite audio-video.gnu.org as
the site for videos of my speeches — not YouTube.
There are two reasons why YouTube is a bad choice for where to post
videos or refer to videos.
One thing about YouTube that is not a moral strike against it
is nonfree software on YouTube servers — if there is any.
We as outsiders can't tell, because it wouldn't affect us, which is
why it is not an injustice towards us.
If there are any nonfree programs running on YouTube servers, they
mistreat Google by denying Google control of that part of its
computing. We hope that Google will reclaim its freedom by ceasing to
use those nonfree programs, if there are any. But they do not
mistreat the users of that service, so they are not a reason to
refuse to use YouTube.
A way to publish videos to the web using free software is
GNU MediaGoblin. Ideally
you will set up
your own server, or run
one for your family and friends, but you can also post on
GNU MediaGoblin if you can.