Throw away those Flickr proxies! They added an open crossdomain file on http://static.flickr.com. Fuck yeah! Read the blog post here. You can see the crossdomain file here: http://static.flickr.com/crossdomain.xml. Thank GOD. I no longer need to route every single Flickr image through my server just to get access to BitmapData for an image. This is one of those things that bugged me so much about Flickr. They gave us a nice open crossdomain file on their server we use for api calls, but not on the server that gives us images.
P.S. I usually don’t do these rehashing of blogosphere posts, but this one makes my life a helluva lot easier, so I wanted to share in case anyone missed it.