Chris Sakkas | 21 Sep 09:21 2014
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FOSsil Bank Update (September 2014)

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 explain, 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!

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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

 

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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Chris Sakkas | 10 Aug 14:46 2014
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FOSsil Bank Update (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?

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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

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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Mike Linksvayer | 13 Jul 23:38 2014

Wikipedia Barn Raising July 19, focusing on Open Education (Online + Oakland, California)

Hi. I wonder if this still works.

...

Please join us for a "Wikipedia Barn Raising" event focusing on Open
Educational Resources (OER). The Barn Raising will happen on Saturday
July 19th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time (1800-2300 UTC), at the
Oakland Impact Hub, at 2323 Broadway (near the 19th St. BART station)
and online. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at Oakland Impact
Hub.

Since 2012, we've been working to strengthen Wikipedia's coverage of
OER and related topics. We've worked to build an international
community around this goal at conferences, through our online "Writing
Wikipedia Articles" (WIKISOO) course, and through the formation of
WikiProject Open.

At the Barn Raising, we will focus on improving high-priority
Wikipedia articles, and consider ways to strengthen WikiProject Open
as a resource for staying connected, learning, and working together.
We'll also welcome online participants from around the world, with
collaboration tools and scheduled video check-ins.

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RgXfFfjo0Zjd1nu1NAX-cDQPmWa8-GWvt59n87JwDvQ/viewform

Event page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Open_Barn_Raising_2014

We hope to see you there, online or in person!
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Chris Sakkas | 29 May 05:50 2014
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FOSsil Bank Wiki Update, 29 May 2014

Hi folks,

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

Cheers, 
Chris

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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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Luis Gustavo Lira | 11 May 19:11 2014
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From Lima to San Francisco

Hi I am a peruvian former free culture student, physicist, inventor and entrepreneur I will be in SF for 4 weeks exploring the bay area and working in a project for Google .

I am a mentor for the BeaglePilot, the project aims to create the first Linux-based autopilot for flying robots
http://youtu.be/-giV6Xr8RtY

More info about my research work here (in spanish)
http://puntoedu.pucp.edu.pe/noticias/software-libre-y-codigo-abierto/
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Juan Jimenez-Anca | 2 Apr 15:55 2014

Wikimania Submission: Funding free e-books with donationware

Dear all,

 

My apologies for cross-posting.

 

I submitted a presentation proposal for Wikimania 2014 called “Funding free e-books with donationware”: https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Funding_free_e-books_with_donationware

 

If you think you’d be interested in attending this session, please just add your username. Your support is more than welcome!

 

Best wishes

Juan

 

Dr. Juan J. Jiménez-Anca

Lecturer In Spanish and International Business

 

School of Languages and Social Sciences

North Wing NW915

Aston University

Aston Triangle

Birmingham  B4 7ET (UK)

 

(  +44 (0)121 204 3817

   j.j.jimenez-anca <at> aston.ac.uk

8   http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/staff-directory/dr-juan-jose-jimenez-anca/

 

 

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William Theaker | 20 Mar 17:10 2014
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Who's going to LibrePlanet 2014?

LibrePlanet is this weekend and I know a few people on this list are already signed up to go. It would be nice to meet some people and put faces to names.

William Theaker
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Chris Sakkas | 4 Mar 06:11 2014
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FOSsil Bank Update (4 March 2014)

Hi folks,

This is the second half of last week's update.

Good catch Aaron – Jono Bacon doesn't run Wired. The only connection is that the person who runs Wired wrote the foreword to Jono's book.

#FundFreeCulture

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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

Ongoing

Powers For Good is a new superhero tabletop RPG from Sage Latorra (one of the people behind Dungeon World, a popular libre RPG) (pay what you want, including nothing): http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/126205/Powers-For-Good-%230

Shattered Time is an open source computer RPG on Kickstarter (CC BY; Apache) (3 days left, $2,634/$100,000): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/90524059/shattered-time-open-source-crpg

Libre works and sources

Information

Oppia is a tool for creating interactive online activities so students can learn by doing (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:oppia

Music

Mike Shaw is a mashup musician (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:mike-shaw

FreePD.com collects 444 public domain songs. Download individually for free or get the compilation for $14 (CC0; public domain): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:freepd-com

Aural Tradition is an album of three songs created as part of a copyright course (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:aural-tradition

Literature

Leonard Kirke is an author (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:leonard-kirke

Roadkill is a short story by Leonard Kirke (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:roadkill

The Collected Writings of Jeremy Kellerman Volume One is a collaborative outlet for Michigan-based creative writers and self-help gurus (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-collected-writings-of-jeremy-kellerman-volume-one

Aelius Blythe is a fiction author (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:aelius-blythe

Art

Wellcome Images is the Wellcome Trust's archive of thousands of public domain images (purportedly CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:wellcome-images

Miyoung Yi is a Korean artist who has published a book (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:miyoung-yi

The British Library uploaded an incredible one million scanned images to Flickr (public domain): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:british-library

Wuffle Comics describes the adventures of a kind-hearted wolf (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:wuffle-comics

Tabletop Games

Tabletop Games (Common Content) and Tabletop Games (Libre) now have a tab for card games: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/category:tabletop-game, http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/category:tabletop-game-libre

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Fortune System Resource Document is the basic rules for the tabletop RPG Fortune System (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:fortune-system-resource-document

Arkfall is a hack of mini tabletop RPG World of Dungeons for post-apocalyptic science fiction play (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:arkfall

Powers for Good is a fast-moving superhero tabletop RPG by the designer of the popular (and FLO) RPG Dungeon World (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:powers-for-good

Masks is a tabletop RPG of superheroes from serial libre game designer Gratis Games (OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:masks

WTactics is a libre fantasy card game in the making (GNU GPL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:wtactics

Dark Dungeons and Darker Dungeons now have source files (PUBs) available (OGL, public domain): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/work:dark-dungeons, http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/work:darker-dungeons

Blood, Guts and Glory is a gritty tabletop RPG with visceral combat from Gratis Games (public domain): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:blood-guts-glory

Adventures of the Space Patrol is a 'retro cute' science fiction tabletop RPG (OGL): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/work:adventures-of-the-space-patrol

Bill Browne has written a few tabletop RPG books, some of which are available gratis (public domain, OGL, CC BY, CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:bill-browne

Unsung Tales is a card-based tabletop RPG set in a sword & sorcery world (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:unsung-tales

Bulletproof Blues is a rules light superhero tabletop RPG (CC BY-SA, CC BY-ND): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:bulletproof-blues

Daring Adventures is a quick, no-prep superhero tabletop RPG (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:daring-adventures

Wordplay Core Rules is straightforward narrative tabletop RPG (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:wordplay-core-rules

Fantastic Classes Codex collects classes for the Dungeon World RPG (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:fantastic-classes-codex

The Fifth World is a post-apocalyptic hunter-gatherer RPG that has recently undergone extensive revisions (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-fifth-world

Proprietary shareable works and sources

Xodd is a boardgame, comes with a book of Xodd problems under the same licence (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:xodd

My tabletop RPG Darkening Skies has been translated into French! (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/work:darkening-skies

Sneaky Cards are designed to facilitate playful interactions (CC BY; CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:sneaky-cards

The Art of Community is a book by Jono Bacon about organising online communities (CC BY-NC-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-art-of-community

Jonathan Mann wrote a song a day and is now at over 1,700 songs (CC BY-NC): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:jonathan-mann

OpenDesk lets you purchase (and sell) designs for furniture or the finished products (CC BY-NC): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:opendesk


Cheers,

Chris Sakkas
Admin of the FOSsil Bank wiki and the Living Libre blog and Twitter feed.
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Chris Sakkas | 25 Feb 01:24 2014
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FOSsil Bank Update (25 February 2014)

Hi folks,

It's been two and a half months, so there's quite an amount of updates stored up. I've splitted this update in two – I'll post the second half next week.

Thanks to Leonard Kirke who identified several CC0 works and sources to be added to the FOSsil Bank. Remember that you can always send me details of libre works that are missing from the FOSsil Bank if you don't feel comfortable adding them yourself.

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In a review of 2013 in tabletop gaming, open licensing got a mention: http://livinglibre1.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/2013-in-tabletop-gaming-open-licensing-gets-a-mention/

#FundFreeCulture

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

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

<at> crowdfundFLOSS is a Twitter account that posts about crowdfunding libre software: https://twitter.com/crowdfundfloss

The Patreon page on the FOSsil Bank collects Patreon projects with a #FundFreeCulture component – whether that's the entire work, or text only: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/patreon

Since the last update:

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

Powers For Good is a new superhero tabletop RPG from Sage Latorra (one of the people behind Dungeon World, a popular libre RPG) (pay what you want, including nothing): http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/126205/Powers-For-Good-%230

Shattered Time is an open source computer RPG on Kickstarter (CC BY; Apache) (10 days left, $2,348/$100,000): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/90524059/shattered-time-open-source-crpg

Internet Archive had a December fundraising drive, but you can still donate now: https://archive.org/donate/

Frustrated by 'open' gift guides that included CC ND and NC works (or downright all rights reserved ones!) I created a free, libre and open gift guide: http://livinglibre1.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/a-truly-free-libre-and-open-gift-guide-first-notes/

Ongoing

The Public Domain Review Store is operating! Buy posters and prints taken (and usually adapted) from public domain works (prices start at around $21): http://publicdomainreview.org/store/

RK3: The Third Verse is an adventure module for the Dungeon World tabletop roleplaying game. The text is CC BY-SA; layout and art is proprietary. ($6 PDF, $14 hardcopy) http://redboxvancouver.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/rk3-the-third-verse/

Concluded

Linux Voice is a new magazine about everyone’s favourite operating system from much of the team behind Linux Format; after nine months, all content from an issue will be CC BY-SA licensed (successfully funded; £127,603/£90,000): http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-voice

Revenge of the Cats is an oddly named experimental FPS (GPL, CC BY 4.0) (successfully funded; $1697/$1500): http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/resurrect-revenge-of-the-cats-ethernet-as-open-source-project

Libre works and sources

Jono Bacon runs Wired magazine, is involved in Ubuntu and is a member of the band Severed Fifth (CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC-SA, among others): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:jono-bacon

Music

Severed Fifth is a heavy metal band including Jono Bacon, that has released three albums (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:severed-fifth

Give Life Back to Music is the first public domain music label (Public Domain Mark): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:give-life-back-to-music

Season of Gratitude is a collection of Christmas songs from remix website ccMixter (CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-NC, CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:season-of-gratitude

Free! Music! Sampler is a collection of 36 songs under Creative Commons licences, of which 13 are libre: http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:free-music-sampler

Information

The Peeragogy Handbook describes a system for collaborative learning and collaborative work (CC0): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-peeragogy-handbook

Copyright Week is an information campaign from EFF about problems with copyright (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:copyright-week

WikiPremed MCAT Course aims to lower the financial barriers to becoming a doctor and improve the quality of MCAT review (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:wikipremed-mcat-course

The First 100 Days of Government is Australia's Abbott Government's description of its accomplishments (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:the-first-100-days-of-government

OERu is a collection of online courses offered by world-class institutions (CC BY): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:oeru

Oil Contracts is a >200 page book on how oil contracts work (CC BY-SA): http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/entry:oil-contracts


Cheers,

Chris

Chris Sakkas
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noel hidalgo | personal | 16 Feb 22:04 2014

Code Across NYC, making NYC's data useful for all.


**** THIS WEEKEND IN NYC - Code Across NYC 2014 ****

** Let's make NYC's open data useful for everyone **

Join us on 22 & 23 Feb for #CodeAcrossNYC 2014. This is a two day prototype-athon taking NYC’s open government data and making it useful for NY City Council, their staff, and NYC’s Community Boards. In partnership with the Manhattan Borough President’s office, several City Council members and Community Boards, now is the time to make NYC's open data useful for all.

Problem:
Since 2009, NYC’s government has challenged communities to use thousands of its datasets. With the signing of the City’s transformative open data law in 2012, these datasets have been pouring out of NYC agencies. Painfully, City Council members AND local Community Boards who NEED this data find it difficult to comprehend.

Solution:
Cue NYC’s civic hackers - developers, designers, mapmakers, data wranglers, urban planners, and content editors!

Date: 22 & 23 Feb 2014

Cheers!
Noel Hidalgo, Co-founder of BetaNYC

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Join #betaNYC < http://meetup.com/betaNYC >, America's largest civic technology, civic startup, and open government community.

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Victor Shamanovsky | 7 Feb 05:05 2014
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Re: Scientific evidence that copying is good!

For perspective:
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