Announcing the Liberated Pixel Cup: an epic contest for gaming freedom

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Liberated Pixel Cup, a free-as-in-freedom game authoring competition being launched in cooperation between Creative Commons, the Free Software Foundation, and OpenGameArt! Liberated Pixel Cup example outdoor artwork / Lanea Zimmerman / CC BY-SA 3.0 Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part competition: make a bunch of awesome free … Read More “Announcing the Liberated Pixel Cup: an epic contest for gaming freedom”

Mozilla Public License 2.0

Congratulations to Mozilla on the release of the Mozilla Public License 2.0 after a two year versioning process. As Mozilla chair Mitchell Baker writes “Version 2.0 is similar in spirit to the previous versions, but shorter, better, and more compatible with other Free Software and Open Source Licenses.” MPL 1.1 is one of the more … Read More “Mozilla Public License 2.0”

Ton Roosendaal, Sintel Producer and head of Blender Institute

Sintel poster by Blender Institute / CC BY Ton Roosendaal is head of the Blender Institute, leader of Blender development, and producer of the recently released 3d short film Sintel, which is released as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Sintel is the Blender Institute’s third “open movie”. Could you describe what “open movie” means to the … Read More “Ton Roosendaal, Sintel Producer and head of Blender Institute”

Massively Multiplayer Game Ryzom Released as Free Culture and Free Software

Ryzom's Windfall by Winch Gate / CC BY-SA Today brings an exciting announcement… Winch Gate Properties Ltd. is releasing Ryzom, an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), with its code under the GNU AGPLv3 and its artistic assets under CC BY-SA. Games are almost unique in how tightly the medium requires the interweaving of … Read More “Massively Multiplayer Game Ryzom Released as Free Culture and Free Software”

Congratulations to John Gilmore and the Internet Archive, winners of the 2009 Free Software Awards

The Free Software Foundation has announced the winners of its 2009 Free Software Awards: John Gilmore (Advancement of Free Software Award) and the Internet Archive (Project of Social Benefit Award). Last year Creative Commons won the Project of Social Benefit Award. As we noted then, many past free software award winners have been important participants … Read More “Congratulations to John Gilmore and the Internet Archive, winners of the 2009 Free Software Awards”