FOSsil Bank Update (31 August)

Posted on 31 August 2013

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Well, it’s been a long time since the last update! There’s a lot of stuff this time, and it’s heavily skewed towards free, libre and open (because that’s the content that I can be bothered creating entries for).

Brief Survey

Hi folks,

I’d appreciate it if you could answer these two questions for me – either on this list, or email directly to me.

  1. What is stopping you from contributing to FOSsil Bank?
    When I set up the FOSsil Bank, I expected members of the community to contribute to the catalogue. After a few years, about 99% of the 1000+ entries were added by me. I don’t resent this, but I’d like to get more involvement from others.

  2. Does having the raw links instead of hyperlinks change your experience?
    It’s a bit faster for me to copy-paste the URL rather than set up a hyperlink. But if that reduces readability, I’ll change back.

#FundFreeCulture

Tupi is 2D animation software on Kickstarter. (GNU GPL; 26 days to go; $1,939/$30,000): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/175927790/tupi-2d-animation-software-for-everyone

App-Make-inator from Lunduke is on Bountysource. (GNU GPL; 25 days to go; $248/$3,500): https://www.bountysource.com/fundraisers/468

Josh Woodward is on Patreon. He’s already created two songs, and we could always do with more! (CC BY; $202.65/song): http://www.patreon.com/joshwoodward

Stick’s Masterpiece sadly failed to fund on Kickstarter. However, you can buy it from their website. (CC BY-SA; $2,129/$7,700): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/256329797/sticks-masterpiece-hardcover-childrens-book; http://brotherswhim.com/product/sticks-masterpiece-hardcover-book

Terry Hancock’s Lunatics pilot episode sadly failed to fund on Kickstarter. (CC BY-SA; $2,081/$42,000): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2144275086/finish-lunatics-pilot-episode

The Open Bundle was successfully funded. ($12,088/$10,000) http://open.commonly.cc/

Librivox’s fundraising drive is over, but they could always use more! http://librivox.org/2013/07/03/librivox-needs-your-help-2/

The second Future of Copyright Contest on IndieGoGo made it. (CC BY-SA; $1,056/$500)

Data Dealer is an online game about collecting and selling personal data. It was successful (CC BY-SA; $28,720/$50,362)

New Free, Libre and Open Works

My Projects

A Free, Libre and Open Glossary (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:a-free-libre-and-open-glossary

Future of Copyright 2.0 is a collection of fiction and non-fiction on copyright; I submitted a short story (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:future-of-copyright-2-0

Music and Radio

TINT is a sports podcast (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:tint

Doug Whitfield is a free culture advocate, host of TINT and a photographer (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:doug-whitfield

Copyleft Song is a metal song about why libre is so important (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:copyleft-notice

Jonathan Coulton’s only free/libre/open song, Wikipedia Chanukah, is a reading of the Wikipedia article (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:wikipedia-chanukah

Unseen Studio is a podcast network promoting Creative Commons culture and open source software (plays libre and proprietary music): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:unseen-studio

CC-licensed music, 24/7 with RynoTheBearded (plays libre and proprietary music): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:rynothebearded

CCHits plays Creative Commons music based on public preferences (libre and proprietary): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:cchits

Rathole Radio is a fortnightly Internet radio show (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:rathole-radio

MMO is a catchy band (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:mmo

Information

The Foundations for an Open Source City is a book on how Raleigh, NC, became an ‘open source city’. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-foundations-for-an-open-source-city

Diagonal is a Spanish language periodical (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:diagonal

The Data Journalism Handbook is now available in French, Spanish and Russian (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/work:data-journalism-handbook

OpenChem is an entire chemistry curriculum (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:openchem

New Education Highway is a non-profit working with OER and local educators (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:new-education-highway

A discussion of OER in Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:perspectives-on-open-and-distance-learning

Choosing an OSS License Doesn’t Need to be Scary is a Github initiative (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:choosing-an-oss-license-doesnt-need-to-be-scary

Right to Music advocates for free, fair and independent music (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:right-to-music

Lawrence Liang is a lawyer who has writtten about free culture (CC BY; CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:lawrence-liang

He wrote A Guide to Open Content Licenses (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:a-guide-to-open-content-licenses

The Australian Census data from 2011 (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:australian-census-2011

Trolling Effects is a resource for those sued by patent trolls (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:trolling-effects

Film and Video

The Nordic CC Film Festival highlights a lot of terrific films (all CC licences): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:nordic-cc-film-festival

Living Room is a musical stop-motion short film about the secret life of chewing gum (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:living-room

Free Fall is a short film about a boy who dreams of being an astronaut (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:free-fall

Deconstructing Masculinity is a film about gender norms (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:deconstructing-masculinity

Las Calles Hablan is a movie about Barcelona street art (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:las-calles-hablan

A documentary on open programming languages, Hello World (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:hello-world

Caminades is a very short and funny animated film about a llama trying to cross a busy road (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:caminades

Big Buck Bunny Loves Creative Commons explains why CC is so important (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:big-buck-bunny-loves-creative-commons

Tube is the first independent Blender movie (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:tube

Art and Literature

Successfully ransomed, the Open Game Art Bundle can now be downloaded by any person (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-open-game-art-bundle

Photos by Joi Ito and writings from others in FreeSouls.cc (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:freesouls

The Brothers Whim create beautiful children’s picture books (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:brothers-whim

The Comic Strip Library is a library of public domain comic strips (public domain): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-comic-strip-library

Hoborg is an experiment in crowdsourced fiction writing (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:hoborg

Software

Find free, libre and open replacements to software on Prism Break (GNU GPL): (http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:prism-break

The server-side code to the Estonian electronic voting system is available for scrutiny (CC BY-NC-ND): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:evalimine

KA Lite is software that allows Khan Academy videos to be watched offline (MIT License): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:ka-lite

pdfreaders.org is a collection of free, libre and open PDF readers (libre): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:pdfreaders-org

Electronic Games

Moonshades is a dungeon-crawling computer game you can play online (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:moonshades

Bryan Lunduke designs electronic games for a living (GNU GPL, CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:lunduke

Tabletop Games

E6 is ‘the game inside D&D’; a simpler, low-level-only version of the game (OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:e6

A Spark in Fate Core brings collaborative worldbuilding to the Fate roleplaying game (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:a-spark-in-fate-core

Men of Stones is a Shakespeare-inspired tabletop game (OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:men-of-stones

Pantheon is a storytelling game about a hero’s journey and the gods (public domain): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:pantheon

Quick-Play is a simple, generic RPG (public domain): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:quick-play

Destiny Dice mixes up the dice used in the Fate RPG (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:destiny-dice

Weird World is an RPG based on Apocalypse World (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:weird-world

Beyond Belief Games has converted Swords & Wizardry to other settings (OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:beyond-belief-games

Phantom 52 is a supernatural RPG (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:phantom-52

Johnstone Metzger has written books for the Dungeon World RPG (CC BY-SA; CC BY-NC): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:johnstone-metzger

Non-FLO

The Accessible Icon Symbol would like to use a more dynamic disabled access symbol (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-accessible-icon-project

Ampersand is a political, progressive comic (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:ampersand

Autodesk has licensed its support (CC BY-NC-ND; CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:autodesk

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