I've been talking to the folks behind Outernet (https://www.outernet.is/
) which is focused on getting quality content to regions of the world with little to no Internet connectivity. We are working on a CC integration and part of that is finding and curating CC-licensed content to populate the initial library that will be broadcast.
Outernet is planning for a large public release on July 7 that will include
announcing that their signal is completely global and delivering 1 GB per
day and allowing anyone to
upload a file to Outernet. On that day, they would like to be able to have a
date for visitors of their first edit-a-thon, two weeks later. The edit-a-thon would consist of a F2F event and
also allow remote participation. We are thinking of holding this edit-a-thon on July 17-19.
For those who are interested in holding such an event, how do these dates look for you?
Our aim is to build up a library of CC content with a focus on one region at a time. Outernet has suggested Guatemala, Haiti, or Kenya for the first region. If you are in one of these regions and interested in hosting an edit-a-thon, please let me know. If you are not in one of these regions but are interested in hosting an edit-a-thon, please let me know! We will start with the region where there is strongest interest. We could then time the announcement of Outernet's CC integration with a call to help populate the CC library for X region.
This is a great opportunity for us to get CC licensed and public domain content into a platform as it is just beginning.