After Jason Adriaan’s guest blog post about Local List, Your Web AddiCT went over to ISlabs to see what was new and this idea from Charl van Niekerk immediately caught my attention:
One of the most fantastic collections of educational and inspirational videos in the world is located at TED.com. The videos are Creative Commons licensed which means they can be freely copied and distributed. There is also an RSS feed on the site containing direct links to the various videos which means they can be downloaded and mirrored easily.
Having a locally hosted (official or unofficial) mirror of TED videos would mean South Africans using local-only ADSL can get access to these videos which, due to international bandwidth limitations, would normally be too expensive to download for many. It would also save on international bandwidth as the videos only have to be brought into the country once and can then be distributed locally.
Do you agree with this? I believe this is a project well worth supporting. Show your support to get a locally hosted repository of all the awesome TEDtalks available in South Africa by voting here.