FOSsil Bank Update (August 2014)

Posted on 10 August 2014


Hi folks,

First of all, I’m looking to replace Wikidot as the host/database/software behind the FOSsil Bank. Before I do too much investigating, I’d like to hear from you: what changes or additions would make the Bank more useful to you?


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:


Membership in the Authors Alliance supports a pro-sharing authors’ group (CC BY; choose your price):


The Open Source Music Textbook is an online, open interactive textbook for college-level music theory (CC BY-SA; $5,317/$5,000):

Strays is a Fate Accelerated tabletop roleplaying game where you play pets! (CC BY; $4,478/$2,500):

Free Culture Sports Show (previously TINT, or This Is Not TINAP) was raising money for a third season (CC BY; $37/$520):

Paper Jekyll won the Public Domain Game Jam as the best CC0-licensed game and therefore won $1000:

Worlds in Peril is a Powered by the Apocalypse tabletop RPG where you play superheroes (CC BY; $20,953/$6,000):

Comic Neue is a font, inspired by Comic Sans, that was successfully funded (CC0; $10,506/$10,000):

Remember there’s a list of FLO Patreon projects here:

New FLO entries


The Open Source Seed Initiative collects seeds (own licence).

Electronic games

The Public Domain Game Jam has concluded, producing some great CC0 games:


Australian think tank the Centre for Policy Development releases their work under CC BY.

The Paleobiology Database has data and photos of extinct animals and plants (CC BY):

The Free Culture Guide is a guide to free culture in Arabic (CC0):

Media Studies 101 is a Creative Commons crowdsourced textbook (CC BY):

Cookbook describes the creation of Media Studies 101 (CC BY):

The Authors Alliance represents creators who want to share, not restrict (CC BY): is a computing webzine with an emphasis on free software (CC BY-SA):

Two French government cultural websites are CC BY-SA:


ScienceImage is a collection of high-quality photos and video from Australia’s CSIRO (CC BY):


Open Source Food is a recipe aggregator (no site licence, but the three I looked at were CC BY-SA):

The FreeBasel Cookbook was written in solidarity with Bassel, a prisoner of the Syrian regime (CC BY-SA):

Foodista is a recipe aggregator (CC BY):


Lunatics has been in the update before, but there’s now a Patreon and some more information (CC BY-SA):

Tabletop games

Bedroom Wall Press has released all their games under either the Open Game License or the Free Documentation License:

The Wizard’s Amulet is an adventure for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons (OGL):

SRD5 was a short-lived clone of fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons (OGL):

Joe Banner writes adventures for tabletop RPG Dungeon World (CC BY-SA):

Exploding Kingdoms is a tabletop RPG inspired by fourth edition Dungeons & Dragons (CC BY):

MurderHobos is a tabletop RPG (CC BY-SA):

The One Page Dungeon Contest has run every year since 2009 (CC BY-SA):


Stick’s Adventure is a children’s book about a girl called Stick (CC BY-SA).