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The Flickr Foundation (flickr.org)
20 points by freosam 48 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments



Flickr has set up a non-profit "to properly preserve and care for the Flickr Commons archive, support Commons members […], and plan for the very long-term health and longevity of the entire Flickr collection."


I found this presentation interesting and (as a paying Flickr member) reassuring.

> Revitalising the Flickr Commons program

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1t_vousKMZrGXx3auoVVQ...


That is interesting!

I wonder what the "100 year plan" will be. Flickr does seem like one of the few places that could conceivably store copyright photos for as long as it takes for them to become public domain (i.e. it's worth it, because they keep the full-res originals and lots of metadata).

Of course, the vast majority of photos on Flickr could probably be made CC-BY-SA now by their owners (i.e. everyone who's not making money out of their photography). I think more should be done to encourage people to do that.


What happened to Flickr? Why did it die?


It's not dead yet though Verizon nearly tried to kill it.

It was a part of Yahoo! for a long time. Then the zombies of Yahoo! and AOL and a few other internet media companies got bought by Verizon and merged into a sub-company (dumbly) called Oath. Under Oath management the zombie of Yahoo! tried to kill Flickr because it was a huge overhead cost (photo storage isn't cheap) with seemingly no revenue growth/"future", but eventually agreed to sell off Flickr to Smug Mug instead.


I still have a Pro account and actively use it.


? Flickr is still around.




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