There are many different definitions that express what Open Source is. We feel quite identified with this one by Andrew Howden. For those of you who want to dig a little deeper into this ecosystem, we recommend the article that Andrew wrote on Medium.
When we started this project back in 2015, the motion capture options were extremely expensive, and non of the options available worked with an Open Source approach. Now, five years later, several cheaper options have been released, but all of them still work with closed software and hardware. We wanted to be different because we believe that knowledge is power, and our main goal is to empower users. Choosing the Open Source way allow us to:
- Share our know-how and experience so that others can benefit from it!
- Give users complete control over the data they generate with their motion captures.
- Collaborate with developers around the world who want to improve the Chordata Motion system with their knowledge.
If you want to meet some of these collaborators and see the new features they are working on, visit our forum!