An Apology to Brian Teeman

| OSTraining News

This week, I messed up badly and owe an apology.

I published two video classes that were created by Brian Teeman.

I took Brian’s name, copyright photo and copyright biography and put them on those video classes as the teacher. I didn’t have permission to do that.

Using Brian’s copyrighted information caused confusion and put him in a really awkward situation.

I’d like to make several things clear:

  • Brian Teeman does not work for OSTraining or with OSTraining.
  • Brian Teeman does not endorse OSTraining.

I have much to do after these mistakes.

I started by unpublishing the two video classes and related blog posts.

Next, I need to improve our internal processes, with improvements such as making sure that all video classes have formal approval from the teachers before publication.

First and foremost, however, I apologize to Brian.


About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.