Presented by:


Elizabeth Gadwa


Hi, I'm a female founder and passionate free software enthusiast. My company incubated -- the first fully functional mobile FOSS visual search solution, available for download. My "day job" is, a craft beer startup. Currently I am part of a small team working to develop an open source / libre model based out of the Creative Commons legal framework that will be usable for multi-person creative collaborations between programmers, artists, and writers. Our first project is the interactive cyberpunk thriller ROSECODE.

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Everyone is familiar with the concept of an entertainment franchise -- Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Who. But what if there was a franchise that belonged to fans? That is the concept behind ROSECODE and the Open Franchise for Creators (OFC). ROSECODE is an interactive cyberpunk thriller created and produced by a small team of writers, artists, and programmers. Our goal is to create a new blueprint for collaboration between technical and creative competencies.

Whether you are talking UI, UX, sticker design, logo design, theming, or just plain design, it is a truism that right-brained competencies are in short supply in the FOSS world. This is is also often true in the world of open source games. Many programmers would love to work with talented artists and creatives, but creatives often find that the pickings are slim. They are brought in too late, to do too little, and they find they are unable to produce a design or user experience that lives up to their own standards of quality and workmanship.

Built from the existing Creative Commons framework, the Open Franchise for Creators provides an alternative model where technical and and creative collaborate from the get-go, to produce stories and myth of stunning quality and originality. The goal is to expand the existing FOSS repo model to encompass contributions such as character descriptions, plot lines, continuity checks, story arcs, illustrations, video, animation, and incidental music. Currently Creative Commons provides licenses applicable to all of the above, but it is designed as a framework for individual artist contributions, rather than collaborations. The tiered model presented in ROSECODE is a simple, yet practical way to establish a "repo for artists" (and programmers) that allows the original creative team to widen and reach out to new contributors as the project matures and evolves. The OFC model is compatible with a variety of funding structures or no funding at all; the model's greatest strength is that new people can join over time and become stakeholders.

See "Why Code Makes Money and Content Doesn't", published in Hacker Noon, for an in-depth discussion of this paradigm.

2018 April 29 - 03:45
45 min
LinuxFest Northwest 2018

Happening at the same time:

  1. Linux Professional Institute: Exam Lab - Session 1
  2. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    HC-112 LPI

  3. Making Chiptunes on a Raspberry Pi
  4. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    CC-201 TUT1

  5. Improving Arduino Education
  6. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    CC-202 TUT2

  7. Build and Program Your First Arduino Robot
  8. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    CC-234 BAIRS

  9. openSUSE Mini-Summit
  10. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    HC-104 openSUSE

  11. Don't Fear the Patent Clause!
  12. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45


  13. Incident Response with Live Linux Forensics
  14. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45


  15. Privacy on the blockchain
  16. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45


  17. Hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure as code using Terraform
  18. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45


  19. Arduino, ESP8266 and 433 Mhz Devices
  20. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45


  21. Old Dogs & New Tricks
  22. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45


  23. Using osquery via Fleet for Client/Server visibility
  24. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45


  25. Picking Up the Pieces, Issues And Challenges Controlling Your Data
  26. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    HC-103 Postgres