Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE : FOM2
From: D Khong <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 11:40:53 +0000

>> Bernard Degaute wrote:
>>> I think the photographs submitted to FOM2 must
>>>be original ones, I mean never seen on a personal web site like PAW or
>>>something else. Otherwise where is anonymity (if this point is critical for
>>>the vote)?
>> True to some extent at least in theory. I would still think that FOM2
>> organisers have been unrestrictive in the ownership of the images. In other
>> words, you can post your image in other sites and still put them up at
>> FOM2. With so many websites that one can potentially visit, the chances of
>> putting a name to an image in the FOM2 is in practice quite remote.
>> Dan K.
>You are missing the point.
>I think that to be fair about influencing the final judging we would want to
>have our photos exclusive to FOM2. If I take a photo that is on my website
>then put it on FOM2, anybody visiting both sites is obviously going to make
>the connection to me, or anybody else doing the same thing. I know that I
>have dozens of photos that are worthy of being on my site, but which are
>not. So why not play by the rules and make it exclusive to the FOM2?


I don't recall the FOM2 organisers making it a rule to have any of the
submitted images made exclusive to FOM2. IMO, that seems reasonable. An
image is judged on its merits.

Dan K.

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