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What Open Latin wants to achieve

Latin for Beginners at Wikisource and Project Gutenberg

This site is intended to promote the use of open publishing of Latin resources. Latin benefits from a huge public domain — out of copyright works, and works that were never in copyright. This allows people to produce and reuse extremely valuable content.

The Internet age has allowed Latinists to benefit through sharing and creating new resources that we now all rely on. These include:

However, there many gaps, particularly in learning resources. There is also perhaps encouragement needed to help people to use open licensing when they publish or share materials, so that others can feel free to use them.

Open Licensing can be particularly powerful for educators. It can allow people to build upon and reuse works, that cannot take place when material is under copyright restrictions.

Latin often lacks these resources, or they are shared very informally. A committed community of educators using Open Licensing could make a tremendous difference to the future of Latin.

These are our aims:

Please get involved

If you want to help, please get in touch. We will start off with some group communications, and take it from there!

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