FOSsil Bank Update (August 2014)

Posted on 10 August 2014

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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?

#FundFreeCulture

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

I tweet from https://twitter.com/living_libre

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

New

Membership in the Authors Alliance supports a pro-sharing authors’ group (CC BY; choose your price): http://www.authorsalliance.org/

Concluded

The Open Source Music Textbook is an online, open interactive textbook for college-level music theory (CC BY-SA; $5,317/$5,000): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/open-interactive-music-theory-textbook/x/219718

Strays is a Fate Accelerated tabletop roleplaying game where you play pets! (CC BY; $4,478/$2,500): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1382542560/strays-a-friendly-fuzzy-fate-accelerated-rpg

Free Culture Sports Show (previously TINT, or This Is Not TINAP) was raising money for a third season (CC BY; $37/$520): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-culture-sports-show-season-3/x/219718

Paper Jekyll won the Public Domain Game Jam as the best CC0-licensed game and therefore won $1000: http://blog.ncase.me/paper-jekyll-wins-the-public-domain-jam/

Worlds in Peril is a Powered by the Apocalypse tabletop RPG where you play superheroes (CC BY; $20,953/$6,000): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/63676387/worlds-in-peril

Comic Neue is a font, inspired by Comic Sans, that was successfully funded (CC0; $10,506/$10,000): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805738475/comic-neue

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

New FLO entries

Hardware

The Open Source Seed Initiative collects seeds (own licence). http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:open-source-seed-initiative

Electronic games

The Public Domain Game Jam has concluded, producing some great CC0 games: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-public-domain-game-jam

Information

Australian think tank the Centre for Policy Development releases their work under CC BY. http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:centre-for-policy-development

The Paleobiology Database has data and photos of extinct animals and plants (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:paleobiology-database

The Free Culture Guide is a guide to free culture in Arabic (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:free-culture-guide

Media Studies 101 is a Creative Commons crowdsourced textbook (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:media-studies-101

Cookbook describes the creation of Media Studies 101 (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:cookbook

The Authors Alliance represents creators who want to share, not restrict (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:authors-alliance

LWN.net is a computing webzine with an emphasis on free software (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:lwn-net

Two French government cultural websites are CC BY-SA: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:french-government

Art

ScienceImage is a collection of high-quality photos and video from Australia’s CSIRO (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:scienceimage

Recipes

Open Source Food is a recipe aggregator (no site licence, but the three I looked at were CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:open-source-food

The FreeBasel Cookbook was written in solidarity with Bassel, a prisoner of the Syrian regime (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:freebassel-cookbook

Foodista is a recipe aggregator (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:foodista

Video

Lunatics has been in the update before, but there’s now a Patreon and some more information (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/work:lunatics

Tabletop games

Bedroom Wall Press has released all their games under either the Open Game License or the Free Documentation License: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:bedroom-wall-press

The Wizard’s Amulet is an adventure for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons (OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-wizards-amulet

SRD5 was a short-lived clone of fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons (OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:srd5

Joe Banner writes adventures for tabletop RPG Dungeon World (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:joe-banner

Exploding Kingdoms is a tabletop RPG inspired by fourth edition Dungeons & Dragons (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:exploding-kingdoms

MurderHobos is a tabletop RPG (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:murderhobos

The One Page Dungeon Contest has run every year since 2009 (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:one-page-dungeon-contest

Literature

Stick’s Adventure is a children’s book about a girl called Stick (CC BY-SA). http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:sticks-adventure

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