FOSsil Bank Update (16 July 2012)

Posted on 16 July 2012

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Hi folks,

I’ve been away travelling for several weeks, but you know the drill—except that from this week I’m adding the Twitter tag #FundFreeCulture.

As always, let me know of any libre resources that are out there—or add them to the FOSsil Bank yourselves!

#FundFreeCulture

When I find a libre licensed work up on Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or another crowdfunding tool, I’ll tweet about it with the tag #FundFreeCulture. Feel free to do the same!

So far, I’ve tweeted about three such projects but they’ve all finished now.

Libre Resources

  • The Creative Commons & Government Guide is a guide to licensing government resources using Creative Commons, by the team behind Creative Commons Australia. (CC BY)
  • The Open Hardware Journal is a collection of articles about libre hardware. Two issues have been released so far. (Individual articles are CC BY licensed; the journal as a collection is CC BY-NC-SA licensed)
  • Accessibility, Sustainability, Excellence is a newly-released guide to encouraging more people to read and use academic works. (CC BY)
  • The Toxies, as discussed above, are a satirical awards ceremony for toxic chemicals. (CC BY-SA)
  • The Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne is an unofficial computer game based on an episode of the show Community. (MIT License and CC BY-NC [assets])
  • Why Open Education Matters are videos produced for the competition of the same name. (CC BY; sometimes other licences)
  • Dane Carney is a photographer, mainly of local bands. (CC0)
  • Wrack & Wruin is a re-writing of the original tabletop RPG in the style of a different RPG. (OGL)
  • FreeLab is a community for open hardware communities, in English and Polish. (CC BY-SA)
  • Sintel the Game is a computer game based on the Blender Foundation’s video Sintel. (GNU GPL and CC BY)
  • Darkest Dungeons is a tabletop RPG mashup of the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia and Rolemaster. (OGL and public domain)

Dungeons & Dragons 4E Clones and Supplements

The announcement of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons has spurred a number of people to clone the rules of the current, fourth edition of the world’s most popular roleplaying game. (All OGL)

  • Magic Sword is a project to clone and improve upon D&D 4E.
  • 4SRD is a project to precisely clone D&D 4E.
  • D&D4.5 is a partial clone of D&D 4E.
  • Open4E is a clone of D&D 4E intended to support more ambitious cloning projects.
  • Ultramodern4 is a supplement that applies the rules of D&D 4E to the modern world, recently released under the OGL.

Open Knowledge Foundation

  • I don’t really understand what Linked Open Vocabularies are, but they’re something to do with metadata. (CC BY)
  • BibServer is a ‘tool for quickly and easily sharing collections of bibliographic metadata’. (CC BY)

Proprietary Shareable Resources

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