The University of California, Berkeley, plans to set up an open-source software project for widespread distribution of automatically made video and audio recordings of lectures and other events on campus, reports the San Francisco Business Times. U.C. Berkeley was one of the first universities to put full-length videos of its lectures on YouTube in 2007. Audio podcasts of many of the school's lectures have been available online for years. The university already has spent $220,000 this year on this project, named "Opencast Matterhorn." Now, grants totaling $1.5 million from the Andrew W. Mellon and William and Flora Hewlett foundations will...

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