Open science is many things to many people. It's a movement for advocating for better research, it's a method to perform better research, and to some it's an ideal that may or may not be achievable. Wikipedia, an open encyclopedia, defines it as , "the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional." Where did the term come from? When was it first used and how does Authorea fit into open science?