Making a Latin language world map

It may sound complicated, but in fact it is not. And you can help with the hard part, if you wish. In 2004, Open Street Map launched, with the aim of providing a freely licenced, reusable, volunteer-built world map. Perhaps against the odds, they have succeeded in providing a very detailed map, that now providesContinue reading “Making a Latin language world map”

Classics and minority languages should grab this chance immediately

German TV channel ZDF has published a series of excellent, high quality documentary clips under a Creative Commons by licence, meaning anyone can translate, edit and reuse them. Here is a clip about Roman law, there are many others about the classical world. These are already being used on Wikipedia, but perhaps one of theContinue reading “Classics and minority languages should grab this chance immediately”

Sharing is caring: how to share and mean it

When we make something, we usually want others to benefit from what we do. In the world of Latin learning, there are some very important gaps for students that free sharing can help with. Teachers already share resources among themselves, understandably, to reduce their workload and widen their options at low cost. However, most ofContinue reading “Sharing is caring: how to share and mean it”

What Open Latin wants to achieve

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 creatingContinue reading “What Open Latin wants to achieve”