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Download the source code
and OSS database

To look at the complete Open Source Shakespeare (OSS) site, download one of the databases and the codebase archive. The site is running on Apache 2.2 with PHP 5.3, and the database is MySQL 5.1. It should run under other server configurations without much difficulty.

You may download the OSS code and/or the database and use them in your personal, non-commercial projects without charge, as long as you give us credit and provide a link somewhere to Commercial use is not authorized without the permission from George Mason University. Inquiries, compliments, complaints, and idle threats should be e-mailed to

To open the .zip files, you need a product like PKZip or WinZip. The source code file with the .gz extension can be opened with either of those products, or by the gzip program on any UNIX/Linux machine.


Complete database dump from phpMyAdmin, in SQL format


Microsoft Access database, with the stemmed and phonetic paragraphs


Microsoft Access database, without the stemmed or phonetic paragraphs


Core database tables in delimited text files



The OSS site codebase, in gzip format (database password replaced with "xxx" for security reasons)