FOSsil Bank Update, 29 May 2014

Posted on 29 May 2014

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Hi folks,

Another FOSsil Bank update. As always, if you spot free, libre and open works do let me know!

#FundFreeCulture

If you spot a chance to #FundFreeCulture, shoot me an email and tweet about it!

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The #FundFreeCulture page collects free, libre and open sources and works that are – in some way – for sale or use donations as a funding model: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/fundfreeculture

Ongoing

Via unglue,it, you can buy an ebook copy of John Sundman’s Biodigital, a sci-fi novel. It will be CC BY-SA licensed in April 2016 at the latest – but every ebook purchased brings that unlocking date earlier ($19,093 to go): https://unglue.it/work/136615/

Via unglue.it, you can download sci-fi novel Green Comet for free – or make a donation in thanks (CC BY-SA): https://unglue.it/work/128673/

Via unglue.it, you can download The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925, a monograph, for free – or make a donation in thanks (CC BY): https://unglue.it/work/136328/

Via unglue.it, you can download The Digital Public Domain for free – or make a donation in thanks (CC BY): https://unglue.it/work/136338/

Sorry you missed the Wuffle Year 2 pre-order? You can order a signed copy of Year 1 (CC0) from the Wuffle store: http://wufflecomics.storenvy.com/

On Patreon, OpenGameArt.org creator Bart Kelsey is looking for support to improve content curation on the site (a terrific resource for game assets and art) (range of FLO licences): http://www.patreon.com/opengameart

On Patreon, artist and designer Daniel Solis is creating icon sets for tabletop games (CC BY): http://www.patreon.com/danielsolis

On Patreon, illustrator John M Sheldon is creating high quality genre illustrations for authors and small publishers (CC BY): http://www.patreon.com/Sheldon

On Patreon, artist David Revoy (you may recognise his concept art for the Blender films) is creating cute fantasy comics (CC BY): http://www.patreon.com/davidrevoy?rf=40864&ty=2

 

Remember there’s a list of FLO Patreon projects here: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/patreon

Concluded

Shattered Time is an open source computer RPG on Kickstarter. It did not make its target – but the creator launched Chronicles of the Rift, an alternative (CC BY; Apache) ($2,836/$100,000): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/90524059/shattered-time-open-source-crpg

Chronicles of the Rift is an open source computer RPG on Kickstarter. It made its ($1) target. (presumably CC BY; Apache) ($631/$1): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/90524059/chronicles-of-the-rift

Wuffle, the Big Nice Wolf: Year 2, a full colour comic on IndieGoGo made its target (CC0) ($10,316/$4,800): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wuffle-the-big-nice-wolf-year-2

Josh Woodward‘s new CD, The Beautiful Machine, is available in hardcopy (CC BY) ($4,723/$1,000): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshwoodward/josh-woodwards-new-cd-the-beautiful-machine

Open Source Beehives are 3D-printable beehives aiming to help bees survive by making keeping bees easier (CC BY-SA) ($63,057/$20,000): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/open-source-beehives

The Digital Comics Museum held a fundraiser where donors could access the public domain comics via FTP. That has ended, but you can still donate: http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/forum/index.php/topic,5383.0.html

The RationalWiki fundraising drive has ended, but you can still donate to support it (CC BY-SA): http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

Nothing to Hide, the game where you are complicit in your own surveillance, was successfully funded (CC0) ($43,400/$40,000): https://back.nothingtohide.cc/

Project Gooseberry, the latest Blender Foundation movie – and their first attempt at a feature-length film, is an absurdist animation about Michel the Sheep (CC BY) ($362,306/$640,000): https://cloud.blender.org/gooseberry/

Libre

Hardware

Open Source Beehives are sensor enhanced ‘printable’ beehives (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:open-source-beehives

On OSVehicle, you can download car designs (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:osvehicle

Software, Electronic Games, Fonts

Some of the 60 submissions to the Public Domain Game Design Jam were CC0 licensed (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-public-domain-game-jam

Jagannatha is a font to encode the Odia script in Unicode (SIL OFL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:jagannatha-font

Comic Neue is an elegant take on Comic Sans (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:comic-neue

Nothing to Hide is an “anti-stealth” computer game where you are complicit in your own surveillance (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:nothing-to-hide

Music

I’m Fresh You’re Pretty make some pretty good music over at Jamendo (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:im-fresh-youre-pretty

Art

The (un)Common Adventure Gallery has some great – and quirky – art (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:uncommon-adventure-gallery

Vector and raster dice icons (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:dice-icons

David Revoy‘s page now has a list of his works and the licence that they’re under (CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-NC-ND): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/source:david-revoy

Sunspot make some cool music (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:sunspot

audionautix supplies free production music (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:audionautix

Dan-O offers free, original music (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:dan-o

Tabletop Games

The Carnival of Dreams is a Swords Without Master adventure (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-carnival-of-dreams

My Dungeon World zine Grim Portents has released issue 2, and it’s switched to be primarily a blog publishing content every second day (CC BY or CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:grim-portents

Open Adventure is a tabletop adventure game, in beta, which caters for medieval and science fiction gaming (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:open-adventure

A pretty, gratis PDF of the tabletop RPG 13th Age was released (OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:13th-age

omnibus.io is a Dungeon World database with gaming content (range of licences and none): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:omnibus-io

The Lands of the Dead is a work-in-progress book for Dungeon World players (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-lands-of-the-dead

The Devil, John Moulton is a game about demon-summoning outlaws in the Wild West (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-devil-john-moulton

Literature

Entropy of Imagination is a novel about the Internet (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:entropy-of-imagination

Green Comet is a science fiction novel (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:green-comet

A Vessel for Offering is hardboiled pseudo-Lovecraftian space noir (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:a-vessel-for-offering

Information

The Democracy of Objects is a book arguing for ontology as first philosophy (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-democracy-of-objects

Design Livre is a Portuguese book about design (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:design-livre

A Byte of Python is a book on how to program Python (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:a-byte-of-python

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation is for US legal citation and is as exciting as it sounds! (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:introduction-to-basic-legal-citation

Forall X is an introduction to formal logic (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:forall-x

Light and Matter is an introductory course textbook (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:light-and-matter

Immersion into Noise is about our relationship with noise, sound and silence (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:immersion-into-noise

The Open Policy Network launched recently (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:open-policy-network

Open Access EBooks is a chapter on what open access means in the context of ebooks (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:open-access-ebooks

Jagannatha is an Odia author and academic (CC BY-SA, GNU FDL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:jagannath-mohanty

Konkani Vishkawosh is a four-volume encyclopedia in the Konkani language (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:konkani-vishkawosh

The Open Library of the Humanities is a PLOS-style open access journal for the humanities (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:open-library-of-the-humanities

The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925 is a study of how short stories were written and read (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-classic-short-story

Introduction to Economic Analysis is intermediate microeconomics material (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:introduction-to-economic-analysis

Copyright for Librarians is an online curriculum on copyright law (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:copyright-for-librarians

Deep Freeze describes Iceland’s economic collapse (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:deep-freeze

Against Intellectual Property is Stephen Kinsella’s challenge to the notion that intellectual property is compatible with the free market (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:against-intellectual-property

Code is Larry Lessig’s book on the amorality of the infrastructure of the web (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:code

So You Want to Be a Librarian provides information about librarianship as a career (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:so-you-want-to-be-a-librarian

Homotopy Type Theory is a new branch of mathematics (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:homotopy-type-theory

Proprietary

Bugs of Venus is a tabletop RPG based on Lady Blackbird and Death School (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:bugs-of-venus

VideoLectures.NET records lectures and talks, mostly on computer science (CC BY-NC-ND): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:videolectures-net

Acts of the Apostles was the second Creative Commons licensed novel ever (CC BY-NC-ND): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:acts-of-the-apostles

Critical Hits is a journal of gamer culture (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:critical-hits

Genesis of Legend is an RPG publisher (CC BY-NC-ND – but The Spark RPG is going to be CC BY licensed): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:genesis-of-legend

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