Taking advantage of the evolution of collaboration softwares, 3D modeling tools, and real time rendering engines; we intend to build large knowledge bases and virtual reality environments for selected periods of history.
The periods that we have chosen for our initial projects are:
- Project Athinai: a knowledge base and 3D reconstruction (including virtual walkthroughs) of Athens in 421 BC, at the height of its power
- Project SYW: a knowledge base presenting the various nations who took part in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), their armies and navies, as well as the campaigns, battles, and sieges where they have been involved
To sustain these projects, we use a hybrid business model:
- most of the content of the knowledge bases (texts, images, and some videos) is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. The maintenance and evolution of these knowledge bases are financed through users' donations, ads and our various affiliations.
- the 3D models, virtual walkthroughs, and most videos are all protected by copyright. Their maintenance and evolution are financed by their sale as downloadable files.
This way, we will be in a position to offer to our users a growing amount of free information on selected periods while maintaining sustainable business activities.