On Monday, August 15th, the Linux Users' Group of Davis will host a talk
entitled "FOSS Gaming, a community dedicated to fun for everyone!", presented
by Francisco Athens, an artist working on the open source game "Lips of Suna."
He will be discussing how artists and musicians can contribute content to
free and open source software, as well as the challenges and licensing options
that artists and developers face. 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Davis Branch of the
Yolo County Library, 315 East 14th Street in Davis. This event is free and
open to the public. For details, visit www.lugod.org, email pr [at] lugod [dot] org,
or call Bill Kendrick at 530-902-7416.
Description: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) includes entertainment
software, particularly games! Adding artwork to FOSS
games is a great way to help the community. There are
many games started by ambitious programmers also need
art and music content. FOSS games allow gaming artists
to make their work much more meaningful to the population.
Artists and musicians who want to contribute content may
be challenged by the options for licensing their work
in FOSS games. What strategies are available if they
wish to make and keep their artwork freely available
and/or protect their own rights? They must consider how
their licensing choice may affect the game they wish to
contribute to. For example, will an LGPL licensed game
be able to accept GPL licensed art?
About the speaker:
Francisco Athens works at UC Davis as an AV Technician
and is one of the artists working on Lips Of Suna and
enjoys making game art in his rather limited free time.
Lips of Suna is an LGPL-licensed multiplayer RPG game
that accepts CC (Creative Commons) and LGPL licensed
artwork. Much of the artwork in the game is provided by
the Open Game Art repository.
Price: Free. Open to the public. (No RSVP necessary.)
August 15, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Yolo County Public Library, Davis Branch Blanchard meeting room 315 East 14th Street Davis, CA 95616