FOSsil Bank Update – November 2014

Posted on 10 November 2014

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Hi folks,

Here’s another FOSsil Bank update.

Big News – Free & Open Works

The big news is that I’m slowly working on creating Free & Open Works, the heir to the FOSsil Bank. Free & Open Works (FAOW) uses Semantic MediaWiki, which allows entries to be submitted by filling in a form, instead of expecting people to use a complicated links-and-tagging system like Wikidot requires. It also has nice touches like being entirely free and open source, allowing redirects, and having a host which is ad-free.

FAOW is limping along, and won’t be ready to go before January, at least. But please do check it out here: http://faow.referata.com/. I’m keen to know what you think of it, especially if you’re familiar with MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki and might be able to give me a hand.

Because of the upcoming transition to FAOW, new FOSsil Bank entries just have barebones details.

Living Libre updates

#FundFreeCulture

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

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

Mooltipass is an offline FLOSS password keeper. (25 days left; $51,551/$109,112; fixed funding): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mooltipass-open-source-offline-password-keeper

Libre Calendar 2015 has 12 artworks from different creators, and money raised goes to them and FLOSS software developers. Art is CC BY. (21 days left; €15 per calendar): http://librecal2015.libreart.info/en/

pEp is a project to deliver easy, FLOSS encryption for everyone (16 days left; $41,196/$50,000): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pep-pretty-easy-privacy

Headshot is a psychological thriller from unglue.it. Has been released under CC BY-SA, you can thank the author ($3 raised so far, from me): https://unglue.it/work/140224/

Issues in Open Data discusses the implications of the Panton Principles. CC BY – yet to be released, but successfully funded on unglue.it (completed; $1,264/$1,200): https://unglue.it/work/140086/

Crystal Picnic is a FLOSS action RPG, to be released under a public domain licence. (11 days left; $291/$1,500): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crystal-picnic-open-source-action-rpg

Mike Causey makes game hacks, adventures and game add-ons on Patreon. CC BY-SA. ($47/month so far): http://www.patreon.com/markcausey

ccMixter is a remix and sample site that’s all CC licensed (not all FLO). They’re doing a fundraising drive to upgrade the site and keep it running. (15 days left; flexible funding; $10,481/$44,444): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ccmixter-open-music-for-the-world

No Country for Old Kobolds is a CC BY hack of Dungeon World, a tabletop RPG. Text will be CC BY (concluded; $11,596/$3,500): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/53201108/no-country-for-old-kobolds-a-dungeon-world-hack

Growstuff is an open database for food growers everywhere. (concluded; $6,778/$20,000; flexible funding): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/growstuff

Kenney Land is a game dev place in the Netherlands. (concluded; $10,430/$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 (concluded; €204,213/€100,000; fixed funding): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axiom-beta-the-first-open-digital-cinema-camera/x/219718

New FOSsil Bank Entries

All are free/open, at least in part.

The Infinite Voyager is a website that allows you to explore the media sent into space on the Voyager II discs. (CC0) http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-infinite-voyager

Monkaa is a cute short film made in Blender and GIMP and about a monkey that develops superpowers. (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:monkaa

Class Warfare is a supplement for tabletop RPG Dungeon World that lets you create your own character classes. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:class-warfare

The Open Standard is a new online newspaper from Mozilla. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-open-standard

3D Printed Piecepack is the instructions to create your own 3D-printed piecepack set. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:3d-printed-piecepack

Sketchfab is a website of 3D models for viewing and download. They’ve just started a download section, all of which are under CC licences of one sort or another. http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:sketchfab

NASA has some great public domain resources. http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/source:nasa

Material Icons are vector symbols created by Google. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:material-icons

They Vote for You displays the voting records of Australian representatives. (ODB): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:they-vote-for-you

The State Library of Queensland has made many of its public domain images available for download in high resolution. (Public domain; CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:state-library-of-queensland

Graca’s Dream is a picturebook. (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:gracas-dream

Project: Ballad is a webcomic. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:project-ballad

Headshot is a psychological thriller on unglue-it. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:headshot

Issues in Open Research Data explores the practical and theoretical challenges of open data. (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:issues-in-open-research-data

Dark Dungeons has a wiki in the works. (Public domain; OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/work:dark-dungeons

Obrary is a site for design specifications. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:obrary

WikiSeat is the design for a seat. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:wikiseat

Ficlatte is the replacement to microfiction site Ficly. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:ficlatte

Iron Edda is a tabletop roleplaying game with Vikings and mecha. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:iron-edda

Skitterphoto posts high resolution public domain photos. http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:skitterphoto

Ways to Practice Responsible Development Data has one of those titles that says it all. (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:ways-to-practice-responsible-development-data

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