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But just in case you didn't...
I'm pleased to link to a First Monday article I wrote that focuses on motivations for creating derivative works. The article grew out of an earlier post I made (or maybe it was vice -versa). Special thanks to David Wiley for his advice and encouragement and to BYU's department of Instructional Psychology and Technology for giving me a position as a researcher.
For me the most exciting part of this derivative works idea is the translation aspect. Recently, I was contacted by a woman who wanted to translate a book I had written into Russian. I have no desire to try to profit from such an arrangement -- if she is willing to freely translate my book into Russian, great! I would love for Russian speakers to benefit from those ideas and download a free copy of the book in Russian.
I look forward to watching the ways that the Internet allows deriviative works to be made and spread.
I believe that spreading derivatives will create more amazing stories of openness.