Open Source Critical Editions
A workshop run by Gabriel Bodard and Juan Garces, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London.
This workgroup explored the possibilities, requirements for, and repercussions of a new generation of digital critical editions of Greek and Latin texts which will be made available under an open license such as Creative Commons or GPL. The topic broached many technological, legal, and administrative issues, and the workgroup participants were selected for their interest and/or expertise in these areas. As an overall background consideration, the group kept in mind the question of how such editions advance classical philology as a whole, both in terms of the internal value to the subject itself, and in terms of outreach, interdisciplinarity, and the value of philology to the wider world outside the academy.