The way I understand it is that what is meant by "open source" is that aside from the equipment neccessary there is no "licensing" cost or fees. For instance, Kermit is not an open source character--if someone wanted to use him in their work, licensing fees and all sorts of other legal hoo-hah would have to be taken care of. This project, on the other hand (pardon the pun), is meant to be freely shared. As far as I'm concerned, the patterning or lack thereof for the characters was to accommodate puppet builders of varying levels of skill and financial solvency--you make a character however you can. So, why don't we table the "is it actually open-source" discussion for now and lets get back to getting this project underway. One last comment though before we leave this for the moment: could the concept for this project be open-source and have the individual characters/videos be somewhat copyright protected? Bezalel--I think the final consensus was that the race of monsters was going to be the "Funderlings" and the particular "military unit" they belong to was the O-Mega Force Group. So I think the omega will still stand up.