That seems like a very odd policy.
I'm not sure how well their website does either. http://www.thepuppychannel.com/
Are there any companies out there offering RSS based image feeds, intended for such devices? One can imagine a digital frame hanging on a wall and the owner can subscribe to themed RSS streams. Owners might be householders, or companies looking for attractive wall art. A set of free streams could be offered, based on the Commons. There could also be paid or ad supported streams, based on proprietary images.
I have a feeling you could get a surprising number of subscribers, especially since the puppies would be super-forwardable...
But! I present, for you, my next best effort, "YearlyKitty": http://dl.dropbox.com/u/315/random_pics/scuzzle.JPG
Thanks for everything you've done Colin. I hope you're able to maintain your drive and ambition throughout your lifetime, and I look forward to seeing "your next thing", whatever it turns out to be. (For example http://www.daemonology.net/papers/cachemissing.pdf was especially cool IMHO, but all of your projects have been interesting.)
I look forward to seeing "your next thing"
It hasn't received a huge amount of attention yet, but my guess is that kivaloo will end up being my "biggest thing" in 2011.
I'm actually asking because I'm curious, I don't know what the actual answer is.
So while thhe project is neat and further shows why hackers make good partners, virtually all of its inherent value is derived from the photos themselves.
Short answer: No
Long answer: It depends. On your personal site that has ads, a donate button, or products/services you sell: highly unlikely. See links below.
This is not legal advice. IANAL, etc.
It's not strictly about cheering people up but kinda the same thing. It's like we were reading each others minds!