Friday afternoon quiz question

So, here’s a quiz question for you… Think of a project that requires a high bandwidth connection (as in lots of traffic served) that would benefit the open source community in Australia, and pitch it on your blog. Convince me that there is any interest in having a way to host interesting large traffic projects without going bankrupt. Here’s some examples I can think of off the top of my head:

  • Australia currently lacks a Source Forge mirror
  • A Linux in Australia podcast anyone?
  • Serving video of LUG meetings
  • Serving a video archive of LCAs
  • Offering static content hosting to popular Australian sites — perhaps sites getting over 1,000,000 hits per month?
  • An Australian distro of some form (why do we need another distro though?)
  • … you get the idea

If you don’t have a blog and want to contribute, then comment on this post and I’ll publicise it for you (some moderation will occur). If you do have a blog and aren’t on Planet Linux Aus, then please link to this post so I can see what you’re suggesting.

[tags: opensource host new project]