- Have you ever wondered – What is open source? We made this stop motion video in an attempt to explain it for anyone. This, simply to help scale the positive principles within the open source paradigm. The video itself is open for everyone to use, modify and share. So feel free to do that! We made this video to explain the idea of Open Source. We wanted it to be easy to understand – even for people with no prior knowledge of Open Source or Free Software. However, history is never simple. We can only urge people to do further research into the history and as such the development of open source.