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The Open Utopia is an open-source, open-access, multi-platform, web-based edition of Thomas More’s Utopia.
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!

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

And...it'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!