The PublicText site has been standing stagnant for the last while - that's changing. If you want to participate, drop us a message in the Discussion section of this page.
Public text wants to be one of many repositories of useful publicly owned information. We're based on plain simple wiki text and anyone is free to start a public owned text. The only restriction on public use and contribution, creation, critique and storage of Public Texts is that all content must be licensed for public ownership in perpetuity. Public Text Works include TextBooks, ProjectDocumentation, ProjectTemplates, TechnicalHowTos, PublicDocumentation,OpenWork or anything else the participating community can imagine in useful textual form - everything from code to new collaborative curricula, to illustrations. There are no restrictions when it comes to illustrating works with relevant images, video, audio, databases or apps but Publicly Owned Texts favour a plain text format simply because plain text is proven to extend the reach of public access to express public interest in building open, information sharing networks and widen participative collaboration across many digital divides.