On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:38, <wheredevelsdare@hotmail.com> wrote:

I have mentioned to Bishaka, Vivek and Pradeep in person and on the Mumbai list. After our first Mumbai Photowalk, I ran a quick check on Flickr for Mumbai related content and found a lot of relevant and professional photographs. I contacted relevant uploaders requesting them to change licensing to CC-BY or CC-BY-SA so that to allow use on Wikipedia.

Great, its one of the easiest way to hunt for photos and identifying image sources which release all pictures in CC / public domain will give whole lot of pictures. I remember WEF / CII has done a world of good in releasing pictures of Indian politicians / economists / businessmen to Wikipedia.

It may be a good idea for us to concentrate on getting pictures from Flickr rather than conducting more photowalks (by identifying requisite photographs and requesting them via comments on the said photo and email to the photographer/flickr user).

I feel both activities should go in parallel, one is no substitute for the other. While getting quality pictures from flickr through license change will help in professional images, Photowalks / Wiki loves XXX also creates an awareness among the participants about CC, who may in future release their pictures automatically in CC / may even upload to commons and edit :)  

Srikanth L