- Madhav Krishna
- Cliffside Park, NJ
- United States
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Making ideas "open source"
Let's make ideas free from the constraints of intellectual property laws and make them open for sharing. I propose the creation/development of an Open Ideas Initiative -- inspired by the Open Source Initiative. Ideas should be free for redistribution, derivation and production.
Check out my attempt at this at http://www.iinspireus.com.
Will this be possible within all fields? For instance, in the field of biomedial/pharmaceutical engineering -- do patents on molecules/compounds hold the key to monetization for drug companies?
Closing Statement from Madhav Krishna
Thanks all for your comments!
I believe that profits are made through action, not thought. A great idea may be rendered worthless by a poor implementation, and a mediocre idea be rendered great by an effective implementation. However, the sharing of ideas facilitates innovation -- new technology, art and design are borne off the "meeting and mating" of different ideas -- that is what I am trying to facilitate.
If you would like to carry this discussion forward, or take part in creating an 'Open Ideas Initiative', feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.