[FOSsil-bank] FOSsil Bank Update (September 2014)

Chris Sakkas sanglorian at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 07:21:04 UTC 2014

Hi folks,

Another month, another FOSsil Bank update.
Living Libre updates

I'm exploring Semantic MediaWiki (thanks for the tip, Cov!) as the
foundation for the next incarnation of the FOSsil Bank. I'm also looking
for a new name for the FOSsil Bank – I want its name to explain, at least
in part, what the site does. The working title is “Free, Libre and Open
Catalogue”, but of course the Bank also has works under non-free licences.
Maybe “Catalogue of Shareable Works”? Please share any ideas that you have.

   - A Free, Libre and Open Glossary is now available in XML:
   - As part of the remaking of the FOSsil Bank, I posted an explanation of
   how data is currently stored:


If you spot a chance to #FundFreeCulture, shoot me an email and tweet about

I tweet from https://twitter.com/living_libre

The #FundFreeCulture page collects free, libre and open sources and works
that are – in some way – for sale or use donations as a funding model:

The *Musipiraten *is allowing you to pre-order their Free! Music! Contest
album. Songs will be Creartive Commons licensed, but not necessarily
free/open (€2.50):

When *Kenney Land *makes its funding goal, 4,000 assets will be released
into the public domain (28 days left; $8,364/$40,000; flexible funding):

*AXIOM Beta *is the world's first open digital cinema camera (18 days left;
€56,609/€100,000; fixed funding):

*TeknoAXE *is making royalty-free music on Patreon (minimum pledge $1) (CC
BY): http://www.patreon.com/teknoaxe

*OpenFarm* is a free and open database that made its funding on Kickstarter
(concluded; $24,293/$7,500) (CC BY):
New FOSsil Bank Entries

All are free/open, at least in part.

Not a new entry, but the *Lunatics *page has been expanded (CC BY-SA):

*Intellectual Property: Law and the Information Society *is a non-free
textbook (CC BY-NC-SA) but comes with a free casebook (CC BY):

*Beginning Titan – The Distributed Graph Database *is a guide to the Titan
database (CC BY):

*Archaeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication *is a collection
of articles around meaningful communication with extraterrestial
intelligence (do you think aliens have copyright law?) (CC0):

*OpenStax CNX *is an open educational resources repository (CC BY):

*Understanding Changes in Poverty *is an analysis of poverty reduction
methods (CC BY):

*The GNU C Programming Tutorial *is a tutorial for programming in C (GNU
FDL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-gnu-c-programming-tutorial

*The Psychology of Emotions, Feelings and Thoughts *advances a psychology
theory (CC BY):
Tabletop Games

*Bedroom Wall Press *is a tabletop RPG designer whose works are under the
Open Game License or GNU GPL:

*100/3 RPG *is a percentile-based tabletop RPG on a single page (CC BY-SA):

The *Folger Shakespeare Library *is a database of tens of thousands of
images relating to Shakespeare (CC BY-SA, public domain):

The *Internet Archive Book Images *project scrapes public domain books in
the Internet Archive for artworks (public domain):

*Unsplash *is a blog that posts high-resolution photos (CC0):

*Hack the Bells *is a competition to remix the UC Berkeley carillon (CC
BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:hack-the-bells

*Argofox *releases royalty-free music (CC BY):

*Mixotic *is a site that publishes net mixes (CC BY-ND for the mixes
themselves, a range of free and non-free licences for the constituent
songs): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:mixotic

*Vimeo *has a feature to search its music store by Creative Commons
licence: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:vimeo

*FaTony *has orchestral music (CC0):

*Jonathan Mann *has written a song a day. It seems that the songs posted on
Bandcamp are CC BY-NC but some posted on YouTube are CC BY:

*TeknoAXE* is royalty-free music in a variety of genres (CC by):

*Farmbot *is an engineering project that creates an automated, data-driven
farming machine (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:farmbot
*Literature**Brothers Whim *book Stick's Masterpiece is now available in
Arabic (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:brothers-whim


*Chris Sakkas**Admin of the FOSsil Bank wiki
<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/> and the Living Libre blog
<http://www.livinglibre.com> and Twitter feed
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