Open Source Will Define This Era as A Modern Renaissance

Open Source Will Define This Era as A Modern Renaissance

The Renaissance was one of the most culturally, artistically, and scientifically significant transformations in Western history. It was an age of experimentation and innovation as cataloged by da Vinici’s numerous sketches and notebooks. A hallmark of this period of creation that mirrors today is a culture of sharing, and we see that in both times, innovators benefited from spaces and mediums to explore, share, and build upon each other. It seems in these places that fantastic innovation occurs seemingly out of thin air, but it’s not magic – innovation is an iterative process filled with fits and starts, catalyzed by the ability to share and build upon each other’s work. It defined the Renaissance and it will define our age.

While there are some parallels the time of Renaissance and modern days open source movement are very different.
Neither Leonardo Da Vinci nor other big names of Renaissance did share or publish their notes and designs with the general public. What we have today as notes was obtained after these people passed away. What is more the leading minds had to fear prosecution while working in areas like for ex. anatomy…