[Pdr] Fwd: Public Domain Review on Flickr

Adam Green adam.green at okfn.org
Tue Jan 31 11:36:11 UTC 2012

On 31 January 2012 12:34, Adam Green <mradamrgreen at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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!
>> --
>> Jonathan Gray
>> http://jonathangray.org
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Adam Green

Editor, The Public Domain Review

The Open Knowledge Foundation

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