Hi Sage and all,
Thanks for looping me in. I haven't been following the Wikimedia mailing
list before now, so forgive me if I miss something.
I (and, infrequently, others) use the #FundFreeCulture hashtag on Twitter
to keep track of free and open projects that you can contribute money to,
whether that's through donation drives, crowdfunding, conventional sales
and commissions, subscriptions, etc.
What Quim Gil seems to be suggesting is taking advantage of the metadata of
Kickstarter (and IndieGoGo and Patreon would be the other big ones) to
identify projects. I think #public-domain, #free-knowledge and
#creative-commons would all be useful tags to have in common use.
There is already a page on Kickstarter for Creative Commons projects
<https://www.kickstarter.com/pages/creativecommons>, although it only shows
ongoing and successfully funded projects (not failed projects), and it is
not necessarily updated (for example, I alerted them to Blades in the Dark
will be partially CC BY-NC-SA licensed, and they haven't added it).
In terms of funding free culture, please do check out the FOSsil Bank. The
most useful pages for you are probably:
(this collects all
entries to the wiki that allow for monetary contributions in some way)
(this collects all libre Patreon
works that I've come across that the creator says will be libre licensed in
the future. This is where I put Kickstarter projects that have been funded
but haven't yet been released)
I'm excited to join the conversation,
*Chris Sakkas**Admin of the FOSsil Bank wiki
<http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/> and the Living Libre blog
<http://www.livinglibre.com> and Twitter feed
On 23 March 2015 at 06:37, Sage Ross <ragesoss+wikipedia(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 10:23 AM, Quim Gil
Crowdfunding is on the rise, and tags in this
field are important because
once you fund a project about #tag you get recommendations for more #tag
projects. Maybe we could partner with Creative Commons and friends to
request Kickstarter and the other platforms to include a #freeknowledge
tag, or a similar alternative (this example could have also been
#public-domain)? Or maybe someone is already working on this?
This is a wonderful idea. There is an occasionally-active hashtag
already, #FundFreeCulture, but it would be a lot more useful if it had
support from Creative Commons and other organizations and the people
asking for funding started using such a tag proactively.
See also the FOSsil Bank updates (run by Chris Sakkas, cc'd, who
started that hashtag) which has intermittent posts about free culture