There are several different tasks, but the general goal is to enable Flickr imports for everyone instead of only "trusted" users.
See blocking tasks (TBD) for more.
Addition by Alexis Jazz, copied from T236342:
This task depends on T236341.
See Proposals#Enable Flickr import (upload by url) for all users.
- Introduce limit of 4 files each run for Flickr imports for user groups that currently don't have access to Flickr import. (Users/Newbies/Confirmed/Autoconfirmed) Groups that already have access to Flickr imports are unchanged.
- Enable upload_by_url for all users.