FOSsil Bank Update (22 September 2013)

Posted on 22 September 2013

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Brief Survey

I didn’t get a lot of responses to the first question last time, so if you missed it please tackle it for me:

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.

#FundFreeCulture

Open Well-Tempered Clavier – Ba©h to Bach is a project to score and record Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (48 days left; $11,865/$30,000): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/293573191/open-well-tempered-clavier-bah-to-bach

Set Chopin Free will record that composer’s entire corpus and return it to the public domain ($79,971/$75,000; 28 days left): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/Musopen/set-chopin-free

Grim World successfully funded – it’s a resource for libre tabletop RPG Dungeon World (text is CC BY; $22,050/$5,000): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/trentish/grim-world-gaming-supplement-for-dungeon-world-and

0 A.D. is an RTS that’s been under development for some time (29 days left; $17,380/$160,000 – flexible funding): http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-0-a-d-an-open-source-strategy-game

Replicant is a fully free Android distro that could use some support: https://crm.fsf.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=19

apngasm is a project to create tools that animate PNG files to replace proprietary GIFs – successfully funded ($10,433/$5,000): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/374397522/apngasm-foss-animated-png-tools-and-apng-standardi

Deck of Legends is a beautiful deck of illustrated cards that successfully funded (images are CC BY-SA; $12,005/$2,500): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thedandmom/deck-of-legends

Conquering Corsairs of the Seven Seas is a card game that successfully funded (images are CC BY-SA; $9,241/$7,500): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/azaroth42/conquering-corsairs-pirates-of-the-silver-seas?ref=live

mailpile is a web-mail program you can run on your own computer – successfully funded ($163,192/$100,000)

Tupi is 2D animation software on Kickstarter. (GNU GPL; 4 days to go; $4,277/$30,000): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/175927790/tupi-2d-animation-software-for-everyone

App-Make-inator from Lunduke is on Bountysource. (GNU GPL; 3 days to go; $433/$3,500): https://www.bountysource.com/fundraisers/468

Libre works

I’ve split off audio works from musical ones: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/category:audio-libre

Hacker Public Radio is a weekly Internet radio show (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:hacker-public-radio

National Repository of Open Educational Resources is an Indian government resource (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:nroer

The Getty hosts thousands of public domain images: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-getty

Free Knowledge Based on Creative Commons Licenses is about the consequences of using the NonCommercial term (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:free-knowledge-based-on-creative-commons-licenses

What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing does what it says, and does it well (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:what-s-the-deal-with-copyright-and-3d-printing

etcc is a lovely Australian project where artists build on the artworks of others (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:etcc

Tears of Steel (Chinese version) is the Blender short movie redone by Chinese actors in Chinese (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:tears-of-steel-chinese

Tabletop games

So Now You’re a Time Traveler is a 2-page hack of Cthulhu Dark (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:so-now-you-re-a-time-traveler

AdventureLand is a short RPG for ‘advanced role-players’ (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:adventureland

Libre: The Open Source Card Game is a fantasy card game with hints of Magic: The Gathering (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:libre-card-game

Anima Prime has been around for a while, but there’s now a pocket version (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/work:anima-prime

The DramaSystem SRD is the engine underneath the Hillfolk tabletop RPG (CC BY, OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:dramasystem-srd

Johnstone Metzger’s offerings:

Proprietary shareable works

Brytenwalda is an ancient Britain-themed miniatures game (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:brytenwalda

Vector 3 is a sci-fi tabletop board game (CC BY-NC): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:vector-3

Lasers & Feelings is a 2-page sci-fi RPG by the brilliant John Harper (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:lasers-feelings

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