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See also: LeadingByLearning, VideoBridgeCommunity, VideoBridgeTechnology, GlobalVillages, GlobalUtopias, PresentationChios and also: DorfWiki page in English and German
The VideoBridge project aims to realize permanently available affordable group communication possibilities, preferably live and in both directions with high quality video/audiostreams via the internet
[02:08] <Sasha> Andrius what about an wireless network cam for video bridges? [02:08] <Sasha> just an idea [02:08] User Sasha enters the room English. [02:14] <Sasha> ther is a software that suposedly can make posible to use any camcorder as a webcam [02:15] <Sasha> so if that is posible we should just pick up an quality camcorder that can also be used for other tasks and use it for video bridges [02:16] <Sasha> http://www.trackercam.com/TCamWeb/index.htm
What do we need?
Crucial to this is a VideoBridgeTechnology that uses a VideoCamera, a SoundSystem, a Projector and InternetAccess to connect two locations so that the entire wall becomes a view into the other location, and vice versa. This opens up a new and stimulating kind of collaboration which, we imagine, helps us overcome the "Provinciality" of our villages.
In particular, we came up with a business model that we want to present to Telcos. The idea is that the telco or internet providers offer a VideoBridgingService which includes in the package the basic technology that is needed. This is similar to a DSL provider providing the DSL modem and folding the cost into the service. The advantage is that the service user does not have to buy the technology and worry as to how it will evolve in the future. In particular, the user can start out using the current proprietary hardware standards but be free to switch over to open source standards when they become available and usable.
We're thinking of global villages as having a focal point - the VideoBridgeRoom - where people can come to engage each other and the world with absolutely any issue on their mind, and learn where to get a response and how to get involved.
Our responsibility would be to assist the village centers and their institutions in setting up work agreements that equal fair use - and initiate a widespread, meaningful and and productive use of this GlobalVillage technology. We can act as clearinghouses for Content and understanding and offer our existing networks as a base.
VideoBridges and Africa
JeffBuderer: Our longer term plan envisions videobridging tools used as collaborative, training and eductional tools to foster communications between UnityCenter themed projects. When fully developed such projects will be more than simply telecenters but prototypes for sustainable development in the communities where they will be built. Additional videobridging tools will be developed that will enable low cost video communications. This may evolve to the point where it will be a source of revenue for the centers by offering low cost videoconferencing services to the diaspora, businesses and NGOs.
What role can the videobridge tool play in relation to our efforts to promote open source communities in Africa such as the Winneba Ghana Linux Users Group and Samwel's recent efforts as well as those of others in Africa in our networks.
One of the DougEngelbart's more notable developments in his career was his lab groups accomplishment in developing the technologies in the late 60s to give a presentation at location A to Location B.
ThomasKalka: I would like to understand the motivation to this ambitious goal better. In my opinion three easier goals could be more easy to implement and cheaper to operate: