I love sharing my photos with any and all who ask. I believe most on this site feel the same way. For those of us doing web sites, and newsletters within the AIS and assorted associations, this group and the archives is a wonderful resource. However I try as hard as I can to get permission from those who are the photographer.
I do not know Mr Milette, nor as far as I know, are my pictures part of the problem. Having said this I would not care if the picture were for informational purposed only but having been to the site I can see he has put a price on them. That is truly sad when we would share our photos for free. That is why this list is so wonderful. We have a venue to release pictures of our seedling and registered cultivars to see differences of our favorites in varying growing conditions. How special is that? That my friend is knowledge, a wonderful thing to possess. I love to see how others do thing and how their efforts pay off.
I would be truly saddened if people stopped posting pictures for fear of piracy. That would be a very large loss to the iris world. That John has the ability to ban someone is a safety to hopefully prevent loss of this wonderful resource. People need to feel safe and I believe that there has been a loss of that thanks to Mr. Milette.
Thanks to John perhaps much of that has been restored.
HAve a wonderful spring
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