[Pdr] Fwd: Public Domain Review on Flickr

Adam Green mradamrgreen at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 31 11:34:48 UTC 2012

yes i agree we can have our own flickr ,, but it actually ends up
functioning a bit like a dumping ground,, not always for great images
, often for low res thumbnails,, different versions, etc.

perhaps not that great to browse through, unless we did something with
different sections...

On 31 January 2012 12:29, Jonathan Gray <j.gray at cantab.net> wrote:
> For posterity, forwarding this here.
> Mailing list apart, what do you all think re: Flickr suggestion?
> J.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Hello Team Public Domain Review!
> (Leila: have you been given an @okfn email address yet? Wasn't sure,
> so copying your Yahoo address...)
> Until recently we've been using my personal Flickr account for images
> for the Public Domain Review. I suggest we create a separate Public
> Domain Review account on Flickr, or start using the OKFN's account.
> While the OKFN's would probably be more economical (so we don't have
> to pay the fee twice) I think it could make sense that the project has
> its own image account, e.g.:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/publicdomainreview
> We don't need to migrate all the images from my personal account over
> to the Public Domain Review's account (or the OKFN's account) - at
> least not for the foreseeable future - but I do think it would make
> more sense to start putting the PDR's images in its own or OKFN Flickr
> territory.
> That means that:
>  * We could start listing the PDR's Flickr account on the PDR website
> and actively uploading sets, groups and encouraging people to follow
>  * I could put radical images on Flickr and not worry that they might
> interfere with expectations of our PDR followers
>  * I could (in principle) stop paying for my Flickr account at some
> hypothetical point in the future
> For now I've set up a Flickr public group:
>  http://www.flickr.com/groups/1907767@N21/
> We could try and put interesting PD images from Flickr into the group,
> and encourage others to do so as well - to build a small interesting
> image hunting community around the PDR. For now this is public so
> anyone can add, but we could make it moderated - so people suggest
> things and then we approve them (might be better in long run...).
> What do you think?
> Also, should we set up an internal PDR mailing list so we can fire
> ideas around? Then we can have an archive - so if we build up loads of
> good ideas others could trawl back through for inspiration. This would
> be complementary to the Google Spreadsheet...
> O Wonderful PDR!
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> Jonathan Gray
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