FOSsil Bank Update (23 June 2013)

Posted on 23 June 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. 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 IndieGoGo. Already a proven success from last year. (CC BY-SA; 15 days left; $400/$500)

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

Data Dealer is an online game about collecting and selling personal data. (CC BY-SA; 18 days left; $5,951/$50,000)

Lunduke, 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 was a project to create a libre game editor. Unfortunately, it did not make its target. ($1,694/$12,000)

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

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

t.b.d. 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:










(Full list of genres).


There are also now thirty-three languages that have at least one shareable work available.

Libre Stuff

Literature contains the photography and writings of Joi Ito. CC BY


WikiHouse has plans to build your own laser-cut home. CC BY-SA

The design work for the Fairphone is CC BY-SA licensed.


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

Open Source Game Clones is a list of, well, you know.

Proprietary Games with Open Source Engines is a list on Reddit.

Open Source Licensing is a book about software freedom and IP law. Academic Free License

NASA has photos and software to offer. Public domain

Hello_world is a blog for three documentaries about open programming languages. CC BY-SA

Open Translation Tools are open translation software. GNU GPL


Public Domain Textures is a blog with public domain textures.

Commonly is a site to ransom CC0 assets. They’ve already had one set of art and soundtracks released. CC0

Entypo is a set of 250+ symbols. CC BY-SA

PICOL is a picture-communication language. CC BY-SA

Electronic Games

Balloon Diaspora is a point-and-click adventure game with accompanying soundtrack. MIT License

OpenRelativity is a toolkit to create computer games and programs that simulate special relativity. MIT License

Hedgewars is a Worms-like computer game. (GNU GPL)

The Python Game Book is about making games using the Python language. CC BY-SA

HabitRPG ‘gamifies’ your life. CC BY-SA, GNU GPL

Video has videos on engineering topics. CC BY-SA

Entropy Killed the Cat is an arty movie. CC BY-SA

Debtocracy is a documentary about the debt crisis. CC BY-SA

Catastroika is a documentary about privatisation. CC BY-SA

YouTube has millions of hours of CC BY video.

Daniel Kwon has created some engaging short films. CC BY


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

hananmisery is a musician. (CC BY-SA)

Daniel Bautista is a prolific musician. CC BY-SA


Lumen Learning provides course frameworks populated with OER. CC BY

Move Commons is a way of labelling groups. CC BY

The Italian Government has some libre works.

Google has some libre works.

Why the Heck Should I Care about the TPP? CC BY

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