On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:38, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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 :)