Yahoo! bought Flickr!

Yahoo! Flickr has been acquired by Yahoo! I'm an advisor to the company and I've been rooting for them through a long negotiation, and I'm so happy for them now that it's a done deal. Congrats, guys — couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

What is going to happen to Flickr?
Flickr will be continuing on the path it's on — to Flickr 1.0 and beyond. We'll be working with a bunch of people that Totally Get Flickr and want to preserve the community and the flavor of what is here. We're going to grow and change, but we're in it for the long haul, with the same management and same team.

You're not going to become a bunch of suits?
No, no, no! The precious DNA we've got — that of the Ludicrew — is on side and revving up for building Flickr. Having the team building out the team's vision for Flickr has been stressed as our number one priority, and keeping us around — in spite of our wiseassery, tomfoolery and tendency to hoot spontaneously — is crucial for preserving the Flickrness that is Flickr. They're not going to replace any of us with suits, nor induce us to wear them. Lapel? I don't know what you mean.


(Thanks, Tom!)