[ubuntu-art] Flickr - What is the desire of this group?

j_baer baerjj at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 02:14:28 GMT 2009

Kenneth Wimer-5 wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2009, at 7:19 PM, Andrew wrote:
>> On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:54:58 -0800 (PST)
>> j_baer <baerjj at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I use Flickr and for the most part I am happy with how it works. I  
>>> discovered
>>> large images are cropped to 1024x768 and this may be a problem if  
>>> we are
>>> going to use Flickr for wallpaper submissions (2650x1920).
>>> I assume this restriction is removed if you purchase a "pro"  
>>> subscription.
>>> Although $24.95 is not a lot of money it raises all kinds of  
>>> physiological
>>> questions about open source, free, community support, etc.
>>> Some may question why the wiki is not good enough.
>>> My question is the desired role of Flickr for the Ubuntu ArtTeam?
>>> :)
>> I think this is a very important point, I don't now whether this  
>> was overlooked, but this does restrict
>> entries, because of this size limit.
>> I think something like a DeviantArt group (if they exist? Inkscape  
>> used them for their splash screen
>> contests) should be set up alongside the Flickr group, so we don't  
>> lose the ability to quickly mark a photo
>> on flickr as suitable, but also don't lower the barrier of entry.
> I've discussed using deviantArt for some ubuntu community work with  
> them directly and they asked for a large amount of money to do it ;(
> - --
> Ken

Perhaps Yahoo would be willing to support open source by relaxing the file
size restriction for communities like Ubuntu. A request like this would
probably be better received if made by Canonical but I am willing to give
them a shout if you prefer.

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