Reaping what you sow in the creative commons

I’ve contributed many of my photos to the Wikimedia Commons, and I’m pleased to see that some of them have spread beyond the Wikimedia world.

But the fact that someone turned something mundane like this:

into something like this:

blows me away. It reminds me why I contribute: to add to the global commons, the global cultural melting pot where others can express themselves, by using and re-using, free from concerns about intellectual property rights.

Original work | Derivative work (search for Enoch Lau about halfway down)

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  1. David Shankbone’s avatar

    That’s fantastic – congratulations for inspiring someone else’s art with your own!

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