FOSsil Bank Update (September 2014)

Posted on 21 September 2014

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Hi folks,

Another month, another FOSsil Bank update.

Living Libre updates

I’m exploring Semantic MediaWiki (thanks for the tip, Cov!) as the foundation for the next incarnation of the FOSsil Bank. I’m also looking for a new name for the FOSsil Bank – I want its name to explains, at least in part, what the site does. The working title is “Free, Libre and Open Catalogue”, but of course the Bank also has works under non-free licences. Maybe “Catalogue of Shareable Works”? Please share any ideas that you have.

#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

The Musipiraten is allowing you to pre-order their Free! Music! Contest album. Songs will be Creartive Commons licensed, but not necessarily free/open (€2.50): http://musik.klarmachen-zum-aendern.de/free-music-contest-2014-en

When Kenney Land makes its funding goal, 4,000 assets will be released into the public domain (28 days left; $8,364/$40,000; flexible funding): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kenney-land-game-dev-learning-centre-in-limburg/x/219718

AXIOM Beta is the world’s first open digital cinema camera (18 days left; €56,609/€100,000; fixed funding): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axiom-beta-the-first-open-digital-cinema-camera/x/219718

TeknoAXE is making royalty-free music on Patreon (minimum pledge $1) (CC BY): http://www.patreon.com/teknoaxe

OpenFarm is a free and open database that made its funding on Kickstarter (concluded; $24,293/$7,500) (CC BY): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roryaronson/openfarm-learn-to-grow-anything

New FOSsil Bank Entries

All are free/open, at least in part.

Video

Not a new entry, but the Lunatics page has been expanded (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/work:lunatics

Information

Intellectual Property: Law and the Information Society is a non-free textbook (CC BY-NC-SA) but comes with a free casebook (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:intellectual-property-law-and-the-information-society

Beginning Titan – The Distributed Graph Database is a guide to the Titan database (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:beginning-titan-the-distributed-graph-database

Archaeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication is a collection of articles around meaningful communication with extraterrestial intelligence (do you think aliens have copyright law?) (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:archaeology-anthropology-and-interstellar-communicatio

OpenStax CNX is an open educational resources repository (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:cnx

Understanding Changes in Poverty is an analysis of poverty reduction methods (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:understanding-changes-in-poverty

The GNU C Programming Tutorial is a tutorial for programming in C (GNU FDL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-gnu-c-programming-tutorial

The Psychology of Emotions, Feelings and Thoughts advances a psychology theory (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-psychology-of-emotions-feelings-and-thoughts

Tabletop Games

Bedroom Wall Press is a tabletop RPG designer whose works are under the Open Game License or GNU GPL: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:bedroom-wall-press

100/3 RPG is a percentile-based tabletop RPG on a single page (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:100-3-rpg

Art

The Folger Shakespeare Library is a database of tens of thousands of images relating to Shakespeare (CC BY-SA, public domain): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:folger-shakespeare-library

The Internet Archive Book Images project scrapes public domain books in the Internet Archive for artworks (public domain): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:internet-archive-book-images

Unsplash is a blog that posts high-resolution photos (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:unsplash

Music

Hack the Bells is a competition to remix the UC Berkeley carillon (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:hack-the-bells

Argofox releases royalty-free music (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:argofox

Mixotic is a site that publishes net mixes (CC BY-ND for the mixes themselves, a range of free and non-free licences for the constituent songs): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:mixotic

Vimeo has a feature to search its music store by Creative Commons licence: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:vimeo

FaTony has orchestral music (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:fatony

Jonathan Mann has written a song a day. It seems that the songs posted on Bandcamp are CC BY-NC but some posted on YouTube are CC BY: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:jonathan-mann

TeknoAXE is royalty-free music in a variety of genres (CC by): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:teknoaxe

Hardware

Farmbot is an engineering project that creates an automated, data-driven farming machine (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:farmbot

Literature

Brothers Whim book Stick’s Masterpiece is now available in Arabic (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:brothers-whim

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