[Open-access] FOSsil Bank Update (23 June 2013)

Chris Sakkas sanglorian at gmail.com
Sun Jun 23 02:15:30 UTC 2013

Hi folks,

Here’s another monster FOSsil Bank Update. I’ve split it into two parts,
the second of which I’ll post next week.

As always, please get in touch if you’ve found any libre or shareable
content and I’ll chuck it on the wiki.

There is just three days left on the Subaqueous: USB Splash Drive and Remix
Album Kickstarter<http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cotec/subaqueous-usb-splash-drive-and-remix-album>.
I’ve listened to some of this music and it’s pretty good – I hope it makes
the $200 it needs for it (stems and finished songs) to go CC BY-SA. (3 days
left; $1,975/$2,222)

The second Future of Copyright Contest has begun raising funds on
Already a proven
last year. (CC BY-SA; 15 days left; $400/$500)

Assets from an abandoned Blender game project are being ransomed on
a few assets have already been shared. (CC0; 6 days left; $675/$500)

Data Dealer  <http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cuteacute/data-dealer>is
an online game about collecting and selling personal data. (CC BY-SA; 18
days left; $5,951/$50,000)

Lunduke <http://lunduke.com/?p=4446>, a game designer and comic creator, is
releasing all of his works as libre to try to make a living off of it.

Rhythos RPG Builder  <http://lunduke.com/?p=4446>was a project to create a
libre game editor. Unfortunately, it did not make its target.

The Foundations for an Open Source
now on Lulu and Amazon. (CC BY-SA; $7 EPUB, $7 Kindle, $15 hardcopy)

The Software Freedom Conservancy <https://sfconservancy.org/campaign/> is
running a fundraising campaign to develop an open source non-profit
accounting software. ($52,842/$75,000)

t.b.d. <http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/t-b-d-the-webseries> is a TV
miniseries about twenty-somethings in a conflicted Midwest town. Unfortunately,
it did not make its goal. (CC BY-SA; $166/$5,000)
Wiki Stuff

Over the past month I’ve cleaned up a lot of broken links on the wiki,
usually by creating new pages. This means a lot of new genres have been
created. Ones with at least a couple of libre works include:

Classical <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/genre:classical>

Engineering <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/genre:engineering>

Mathematics <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/genre:mathematics>

Cyberpunk <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/genre:cyberpunk>

Anime <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/genre:anime>

Horror <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/genre:horror>

Ambient <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/genre:ambient>

Futurism <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/genre:futurism>

Action <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/genre:action>

(Full list of genres <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/list:genres>).

There are also now thirty-three
languages<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/list:languages> that
have at least one shareable work available.
Libre Stuff Literature

FreeSouls.cc <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:freesouls> contains the
photography and writings of Joi Ito. CC BY

WikiHouse <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:wikihouse> has plans to
build your own laser-cut home. CC BY-SA

The design work for the
Fairphone<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:fairphone> is
CC BY-SA licensed.

The Cathedral and the
a book about different approaches to open source development. OPL

Open Source Game
Clones<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:open-source-game-clones> is
a list of, well, you know.

Proprietary Games with Open Source
a list on Reddit.

Open Source Licensing <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:oslbook> is a
book about software freedom and IP law. Academic Free License

NASA <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/source:nasa> has photos and software to
offer. Public domain

Hello_world <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:hello-world> is a blog for
three documentaries about open programming languages. CC BY-SA

Open Translation
Tools<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:open-translation-tools> are
open translation software. GNU GPL

Public Domain Textures<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:public-domain-textures>
a blog with public domain textures.

Commonly <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:commonly> is a site to ransom
CC0 assets. They’ve already had one set of art and soundtracks released. CC0

Entypo <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:entypo> is a set of 250+
symbols. CC BY-SA

PICOL <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:picol> is a
picture-communication language. CC BY-SA
Electronic Games

Balloon Diaspora <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:balloon-diaspora> is
a point-and-click adventure game with accompanying soundtrack. MIT License

OpenRelativity <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:openrelativity> is a
toolkit to create computer games and programs that simulate special
relativity. MIT License

Hedgewars <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:hedgewars> is a Worms-like
computer game. (GNU GPL)

The Python Game
Book<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-python-game-book> is
about making games using the Python language. CC BY-SA

HabitRPG <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:habitrpg> ‘gamifies’ your

EngineerGuy.com <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:engineerguy-com> has
videos on engineering topics. CC BY-SA

Entropy Killed the
Cat<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:entropy-killed-the-cat> is
an arty movie. CC BY-SA

Debtocracy <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:debtocracy> is a
documentary about the debt crisis. CC BY-SA

Catastroika <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:catastroika> is a
documentary about privatisation. CC BY-SA

YouTube <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:youtube> has millions of hours
of CC BY video.

Daniel Kwon <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:daniel-kwon> has created
some engaging short films. CC BY

Kassy Key & The
a band. ‘Tramp’ is recommended. CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC-ND

hananmisery <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:hananmisery> is a
musician. (CC BY-SA)

Daniel Bautista <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:daniel-bautista> is a
prolific musician. CC BY-SA

Lumen Learning <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:lumen-learning> provides
course frameworks populated with OER. CC BY

Move Commons <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:move-commons> is a way of
labelling groups. CC BY

The Italian Government<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/source:italian-government>
some libre works.

Google <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/source:google> has some libre works.

Why the Heck Should I Care about the


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