Creative Commons beta tests new search

Creative Commons is beta testing a new search implementation.  It helps with finding creative work (mostly images for now) that one can use commercially, modify, adapt, and build upon.  For now, it brings the results from a few different sources that you’d have to search separately before – 500px, FlickrMetropolitan Museum of ArtNew York Public Library, and Rijksmuseum.

I’m sure once the functionality and performance are stabilized, more resources and types of creatives will be added.  After all, Creative Commons works with quite a few platforms.

Oh, and if you’ve spent the last few years in a cave and don’t know what Creative Commons is all about, here are a couple of links for you:

Via WordPress Tavern.


Flickr celebrates 200 million Creative Commons images

Flickr blog post yesterday celebrated 200,000,000 images published under Creative Commons license.  According to the same blog post, this makes Flickr the largest Creative Commons image repository in the world.  This is indeed a huge and important milestone and I congratulate Flickr and everyone involved in achieving it.  I’ve always said that there are many photo sharing websites that serve different audiences, tastes, and preferences.  But Flickr goes beyond that by providing an excellent Creative Commons platform.  I hope that this will grow and flourish.