Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application that allows for uploading content in a Creative Commons license. Subsequently, there are millions of Commons images at flickr. In addition, there is an account set up for OLPC images and a large OLPC Group on Flickr as well.
- For more on OLPC's flickr presence, great high-resolution OLPC photographs and images, or to download OLPC photo sets, see the page about the OLPC flickr account.
- For more about images on the XO, see images.
Before we can gather a collection (or multiple collections) of images from flickr we must:
- Decide what kind of images we want
- Decide what guidelines and requirements we want images to meet
- Decide what licensing we will require
- Figure out a method to satisfy said licenses
Images needed to illustrate:
- eBook (wikibook) Illustrations
- Leveled reader Illustrations
- Dictionary association (word abstraction layer)
Stand alone collections:
- Ethnography Collections
- From multiple cultures
- From and for distribution country
- Children from many cultures
- Children playing sport(s) in many locations/cultures
- Technical Requirements
- Depth of Field/Focus
- Exposure (histogram clipping)
- Composition (can sometimes be cropped)
- White/Color Balance (can be adjusted/compensated)
- Resolution/size (minimum cutoff Res?)
- Age Appropriate
- Race/ethnic/tribal group
- Must be international / Not Western-centric
This will likely be done via Content_stamping
- Photos must at least be compatible with the Wiki License CC-by 2.5
- Photos must be displayed in a way that provides a link from a credit page to the photo's URL on Flickr
Multilingualism: French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
Quality: Diverse and varied, but supports user tagging.
Freeness: Licenses selected by individuals.
Curator: Seth Woodworth