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The Open Utopia is an open-source, open-access, multi-platform, web-based edition of Thomas More’s Utopia.
111 backers pledged $4,350 to help bring this project to life.

Open Utopia is Open!

Posted by stephen duncombe (Creator)

Dear friends, supporters and utopianists,

At long last, Open Utopia is open! The site has a lot of moving parts, and it took a long time for all of them to fit together, but it's here's not complete. (Is any good Utopia?) Since this edition of Thomas More's Utopia is partially user-generated, it needs your input. Two of the more exciting features of the Open Utopia are a community annotatable "Social Book" edition--created with the Institute for the Future of the Book -- and Wikitopia, a wiki platform for collective authorship of a new Utopia. Please help create a new, collaborative Utopia here

The old-fashioned print edition of Open Utopia is headed to the printers. If you've been promised a copy as your reward you will get yours as soon as they come back (and a big thank you for being so patient!). For the rest, you can either wait until a copy arrives at your favorite bookstore, or you can assemble your own. Here's the cover:

And here's the link to download the typeset copy as a pdf. Print and paste and you've got your own Open Utopia! (You can also download txt, odt and e-pub versions from the site.)

Many thanks to all of you who have supported the Open Utopia and, again, many thanks for your patience in what turned out to be a considerably longer and more complex project than I anticipated. Open Utopia will be forever changing and expanding and I hope you will be part of that creative process. Please visit.

Onward toward Utopia!


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