Friday, October 23, 2009

The power of openness

The United States government has a long standing tradition to make all the material that it creates either available in the public domain or it is considered a secret. As a consequence of a request to have some FEMA photos of the 9-11 disaster Multichil loaded all the FEMA photos to Commons, then for good measure he has progressed by starting to upload pictures from the US Navy.



Pictures like this F-A-18 Hornet that is readied to be catapulted in the air are awesome.

This is a great undertaking there are however a few questions;
  • We take the pictures without asking / informing and as a consequence we do not build a relation
  • These are pictures of the US armed forces.. we do want the pictures of all these other armies and navies as well ... 
Another picture that makes you drool..


Thanks,
     GerardM
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