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New home for my photos

I’ve started uploading my photos to Wikimedia Commons. Unlike Flickr, it’s free as in beer, and it’s also free as in freedom. The most restrictive license for work on Commons is Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike.

I also trust the Wikimedia Foundation much more than I trust Yahoo at this point with regards to keeping data online. Wikimedia haven’t done something like shut down GeoCities or used the word “sunsetting” to describe Delicious. Yes, there are deletionists, but Wikimedia servers are paid for by the community, and the intention of the Foundation is to “empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally”. Given the financial crisis and all the evil that turned up, I trust that far more than I trust big publicly-traded companies. No offense, Yahooligans.

Anyway, you can find some of my photos on my Commons profile. If you want, you can also subscribe to an RSS feed of my Commons uploads.

There are some photos I take which will be out of the scope of Commons. Sometime in the future, I will find a place to host these myself.