On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:38, <wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Hi, > > 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 :) Regards, Srikanth L
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