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The Smithsonian announced today that they have released 2.8 million images into the public domain (CC0 license). In celebration of this I made a bot you can follow that will post one random image from the set every 8 hours:

@si

For more on the imageset, see here: smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian

@darius @si Well would you look at that, the Smithsonian released their 2.8 million images without a restrictive zoom-no-download front end. I'm beyond excited here, and there are paths to getting full research sets with sane naming from this position.

Holy heck, YES.

@darius @si

Botsin.space is a bad service, you can't interact with bots from instances like Gab's and the maintainer just don't want to hear an argument

@alexl it's cc0, anyone from gab can make a bot of their own. I put my labor into making this bot, I get to choose where I host it and who gets to see it

@darius

The value of your bot is zero compared to the work of authors of that archive and luckily there are better people than you out there who believes in equality and freedom of speech. I'm going to block intolerant people like you, don't spend time replying.

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