Flickr Commons project lead laid off

Ryan Singel, With Flickr Layoffs, Whither ‘The Commons’?, Epicenter, December 30, 2008.

In a round of layoffs at Flickr parent company Yahoo, one of the project leaders for the OA Flickr Commons project has been laid off, prompting fears about the future of the project. The story at Wired‘s Epicenter blog also discusses some of the backstory behind the Flickr Commons project and implications for projects for OA to government documents and cultural heritage collections.

See also our past posts on Flickr Commons.