Monday, January 28, 2008

Sharing my photos

I got an enquiry from someone wanting to use one of my flickr photos on their website. It got me thinking about the licensing on my photos. I deliberately chose to reserve all my copyright rights when I put them up there, but that enquiry has prompted me to share them under a Creative Commons license, known as "Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0".

That person will still have to buy the right to use it, if they want, but for non-commerical uses you can use them.

I'm a big fan of Creative Commons as a consumer - I sometimes get CC photos from flickr, or download CC music from magnatune.com.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wycombe Winter Night Shelter

Jan and Feb are my two least favourite months of the year. Dark evenings, cold and wet days. However I'm lucky to have somewhere to live. Which brings me to the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter, a project organised by several churches in High Wycombe (UK). It provides a bed for the night for homeless people for January to March. I'm not taking part in this in any way, so I'm not blowing my own trumpet even though our church (Union Baptist) is involved. I'm very pleased to see how many people have volunteered.

One of the volunteers is a journalist and has written an article about it.

Update for 2009: It is running again and Wycombe Winter Night Shelter now have their own website. Hopefully with that link they will rank higher than my blog on Google!

Saturday, January 12, 2008