FOSsil Bank Update (7 July 2013)

Posted on 7 July 2013


Hi folks,

Here’s the second half of the monster FOSsil Bank Update. 

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


Commonly has launched the Open Bundle, with assets (sprites, art, soundtracks) for several games. Pay what you want. If they raise more than $10,000, everything is CC0 licensed. (9 days left; $6,348/$10,000)

Librivox, one of the stalwarts of the free culture scene – offering thousands of public domain audiobooks – is asking for $50,000 in contributions by the 10th of August. 

The Subaqueous: USB Splash Drive and Remix Album Kickstarter made it! (CC BY-SA; $2,930/$2,222)

28 hours left for the second Future of Copyright Contest on IndieGoGo. Already a proven success from last year. (CC BY-SA; 28 hours left; $503/$500)

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

Data Dealer is an online game about collecting and selling personal data (CC BY-SA; 4 days left; $28,720/$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.

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. ($52,867/$75,000)


Tabletop Games

Fate Accelerated Edition is a lite version of the fractal tabletop roleplaying game Fate. CC BY and OGL

Fate Core System is the extended version of the fractal tabletop roleplaying game Fate. CC BY and OGL

The d6 System is a tabletop game engine. OGL

HG Wells is a famous author. Public domain

Ryan St is a tabletop game designer. OGL

Otherkind Dice is an engine for tabletop games.

TakeOnRules publishes supplements for Dungeon World. CC BY

James D Hargrove is a tabletop game designer. OGL

Wizards of the Coast is a tabletop game publisher. OGL

Ronin Arts is a tabletop game publisher. OGL

Spanish Language

Cosmo Noticias has information about space in Spanish. CC BY-SA

OpenLibra is catalogue of English and Spanish books. While the site is CC BY, I’m not sure about the books themselves.

Linvix is a Spanish Linux magazine. CC BY-SA

Yorokobu is a Spanish language magazine about innovation, inspiration, trends, sustainability and the adventures of entrepreneurs. CC BY-SA

Diagonal is a Spanish language periodical. CC BY-SA

Traficantes de Sueños is a Spanish book publisher. CC BY-SA

4uPress is a crowdsourced Spanish newspaper. CC BY-SA

Quomun is a directory of shareable works (most in Spanish). The site describes itself simultaneously as CC BY-SA and CC BY-NC-ND.

Proprietary Shareable Works

The WIRED CD is a collection of songs (most from major artists like the Beastie Boys). CC Sampling or CC NC-Sampling

Smarthistory, hosted by Khan Academy, is an OER for art history. CC BY-NC-SA

Balloon Suite is the soundtrack for the computer game Balloon Diaspora. CC BY-NC-ND

Hacking Politics is a book about the defeat of SOPA. CC BY-NC-SA

Berin Kinsman is a game designer with a couple under his belt. CC BY-NC-SA or CC BY-NC

Independent Australia publishes most, maybe all, articles under CC BY-NC-ND.

Practical Survivor has advice on how to survive in the wild. CC BY-NC-ND

Dynamo is a sci-fi/fantasy webseries. CC BY-NC-SA

Always/Never/Now is a Lady Blackbird-esque tabletop RPG. CC BY-NC-SA

Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies is a website that has information on logical fallacies presented in an engaging way. CC BY-NC

Numeros Rojos is a Spanish magazine. CC BY-NC-SA

No Rock Solo is a Spanish music blog-magazine. CC BY-NC



Till next time,


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