Thanks to Martin Weller, I was tipped off to today’s flickr blog theme as being D is for Dalmatian. Of course, given my favorite of favorite lost/found/lost/found dogs, I had to take a peek.

Interestingly, I spotted 53212 photos found by searching on “dalmatian” sorted by interestingness (well I did not actually count, I used the numbers at the bottom)

Of those, some 4515 are licensed creative commons– that is a whopping 8.5% of the total.

The road to openness and sharing is a long slow uphill climb. Or maybe I should try my “glass is already 8.5% full” attitude?

Among the few is “The Perfect Dog”

cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by J. Chris Vaughan

And I knew one who was just as perfect to me–

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by George Ferris

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. Cogdog,

    I have to wonder if the problem is that many people don’t know that they can apply CC licenses to their work… When I first started using Flickr, I had to choose the license upfront. Now, the default is full copyright protection, old-school style. Just a thought.

    A really interesting conversation happened today at a seminar about CC licenses and Flickr. I don’t think that the person I was talking to knew about CC licenses before today or that she could use CC licenses at all on her Flickr stream.

    Thanks for sharing your work — I’ve learned so much from you in the past few years of lurking!


    1. I agree that the controls for setting cc licenses are buried (it is even harder to find in sites like slideshare, where you cannot apply your license across all works if you want to change them). But I did not know the default was copyright on… that is a huge hurdle.

      Its one thing for ordinary jane and joe’s to miss it- it is another to go to professional educator meetings and get a minority of hands raised when asking about awareness of creative commons.

      Luckily, ignorance is curable! Carry on the good fight!

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