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This wiki collects and catalogues the world's shareable resources: works that can be copied and shared without breaking the law. Some of these works can be adapted and altered and some can be sold. Works that can be duplicated and adapted for profit or for free are called libre works and they are given special priority.
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How To Use This Site
- Get Stuff without Paying for It: The majority of shareable resources (though not all of them) are available for free download.
- Get Stuff You Can Use: If you're writing a book, maybe you want to illustrate it. If you're composing a song, maybe you want another song to remix. Most of the things on this site can be shared and adapted non-commercially — many of them can be shared and adapted commercially. See Using This Stuff for more details.
- Contribute: If you find something under a shareable resource licence, add an entry on it to the wiki. See the tutorial for assistance. Please also add information to existing entries. There's also a list of jobs.
- Get in Touch: If you find a work that you can't or won't add to the wiki or if you have any comments to make, please enter them on our feedback form.
How Not To Use This Site
- This site is not an explanation of what libre is, why it matters or how to use it. For that, see Living Libre.
- This site is not a place for comment or discussion. For that, see Living Libre.
Complete List of Works and Sources
A list of all works, sources and supplements on this site.
- Blender ● 'Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite'
- Blogs Against Humanity ● A short, GMless tabletop game.
- Blood, Guts & Glory ● 'Blood, Guts & Glory is a pen-and-paper role-playing game of fantasy adventure. As the name would suggest, the game is in a somewhat "gritty" mould with the emphasis on visceral combat where you get specific injuries such as broken bones, torn muscles, burns and the like.'
- Bloody Forks ● A LARP about the French and American battles before the War of Independence. 11 players.
- Bloody Forks Of The Ohio ● A Lady Blackbird hack where George Washington faces off against the French.
- Blue Rose ● A d20-based RPG.
- Boarsdraft ● Wizards at a wizarding school, trying to pass their classes while fighting evil.
- Bound By Law? ● A comic book about intellectual property law.
- Boundless ● Textbooks.
- Bounty Hunters, Map Makers & Gold Diggers ● Metaphors for Designing Fair Intellectual Property Laws
- BrickQuest ● 'Fantasy boardgaming in an ABS universe'
- Brigandine ● 'Brigandine is a 28mm skirmish-level fantasy wargame that aims for speed and simplicity.'
- BrikWars ● "BrikWars is the plastic-brick wargaming system that throws the peaceful worlds of your favorite construction toys into wanton chaos and destruction!"
- Brytenwalda ● A Britain-themed miniatures game.
- Bugs of Venus ● Earth has been under siege for 200 years.
- Bulletproof Blues ● 'Welcome to Bulletproof Blues: a "rules light" superhero roleplaying game set in the universe of Kalos Comics.'
- Caminandes ● 'Inspired by the good old Chuck Jones cartoons, this -very- short movie shows the problems a little guanaco (llama cousin) has when trying to cross the roads of Southern Patagonia, in South America.'
- Cap & Trade ● A game to teach people about carbon pricing.
- Captive ● A novel about an Al-Qaida agent under interrogation.
- Card Stories ● A Dixit-like multiplayer online game.
- Cardenio's Daughter ● "Cardenio has a problem. He seems to be slipping between realities."
- Cards Against Humanity ● A free do-it-yourself party game where you match cards in humorous ways
- Cascade Failure ● Life in a post-apocalyptic future.
- Castle Blackbird ● A Gothic horror role-playing game.
- Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts ● 35,000 scans of illuminated manuscripts.
- Catastroika ● A documentary about privatisation.
- CCHits ● 'Where you make the charts'
- Centre for Policy Development ● A thinktank.
- Choosing an OSS license doesn’t need to be scary ● A guide to choosing a licence.
- Chronicles ● A fantasy game.
- CIA World Factbook ● Details about all the countries of the world.
- Circe ● One of the first games to be open source.
- City of Rain, City of Darkness ● A setting without a game.
- City of You ● "Cities of You is a project that envisions people as imaginary places."
- Classroom Activity Guide for Happy Birthday, Robot! ● A guide for teachers running the closed game Happy Birthday, Robot!
- Coase's Penguin ● An analysis of the economics behind free, libre and open source software.
- Code ● 'cyberspace has no “nature.” It only has code-the software and hardware that make cyberspace what it is. That code can create a place of freedom-as the original architecture of the Net did-or a place of oppressive control. '
- Code School ● Learn to program.
- Codename: Spandex ● 'Codename: Spanded is a retro-clone game that emulates the game mechanics of another out-of-print game [Golden Heroes] without using any of the copyrighted artistic presentation.'
- Comic Neue ● An elegant take on Comic Sans.
- Companies & Carpools ● Try not to go murderously insane!
- Composition Generators ● Generates collections of stripes or dots or blank canvases.
- Confrontation Chess ● Turn Chess into a tactical miniatures game.
- Conquering Corsairs ● A deck-building card game.
- Consequences, Risks, and side-effects of the license module Non-Commercial – NC ● The title is comprehensive.
- Console ● An RPG for emulating console video games.
- Constructs of Innocence in Selected Works of Cyberpunk ● A Masters thesis dedicated to Aaron Swartz.
- Contagion ● A free wargame.
- Contraptor ● 'open source DIY rapid hardware prototyping'
- Cookbook ● Reflections on preparing a crowdsourced FLO textbook.
List of Everything
A list of everything on this site.
- Statuses and Licences
- Community Articles
- Genres, Platforms, Engines and Languages
- Works, Sources and Supplements
- Community ● Articles about the libre, common content, open access and copyright minimalist communities.
- Complete List of Codes ● The codes used on this site.
- Engines ● Shared rules or resolution systems.
- Genres ● Works that share a common theme or style of setting.
- Languages ● Languages other than English in which common content works are available.
- List of Everything ● A list of everything on this site.
- List of Everything (Libre Only) ● A list of everything libre on this site.
- Tabletop Games by Licence ● [[tabview]]
- Works, Sources and Supplements ● A list of all works, sources and supplements on this site.
About the Libre Community
- Catching the Waves ● Reviews of gratis and CC-licensed music.
- @ccess ● An OKFN project to encourage libre open access.
- CC-PRO ● A rebranding of the CC BY-SA licence to emphasise its value to professionals.
- Creator-Endorsed Mark ● A way of showing that proceeds from a work go to its creator.
- Day Against DRM ● On the 4th of May, we campaign against Digital Rights Management.
- Definition of Free Cultural Works ● The definition of free cultural works.
- Document Freedom Day ● 30 March is the day to celebrate open document formats and explain how important they are.
- Jenny Everywhere Day ● On the 13th of August, the world celebrates Jenny Everywhere Day!
- Liberated Pixel Cup ● "Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part competition: make a bunch of awesome free culture licensed artwork, and then program a bunch of free software games that use it."
- LibrePlanet Gaming Collective ● The LibrePlanet Gaming Collective is a group of free software activists organized around their enthusiasm for video games.
- Open Access Week ● A week celebrating open access.
- Open Education Week ● "The purpose of Open Education Week is to raise awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide."
- Public Domain Day ● The 1st of January, when new works enter the public domain.
- The Public Domain Manifesto ● A statement on the value of the public domain.
- The Thousand-Year Game Design Challenge ● A competition to design a game which will last a thousand years.
- Who Needs Access? You Need Access ● An OKFN project to increase open access.
Unless otherwise mentioned, the text of this site is released under the Creative Commons Attribution licence.