- Madhav Krishna
- Cliffside Park, NJ
- United States
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Do you think we can make ideas "open source"?
How about creating an open source license for "ideas" -- similar to that which is used for software. The open source movement completely transformed the way that software is sold and distributed. I wonder if we can achieve the same for "ideas" themselves. Any thoughts?
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Thanks for your comments!
@Jamal -- with the current state of IP law, an idea cannot even be licensed. All licenses in general, including the CC license, apply to the expression of an idea. One of my goals is to create a "license" that may be applied to ideas. That license will also forbid ideators from claiming credit in any form from the implementors of their ideas, if any. Check out my first stab at this:
@Jeff -- Glad you like the idea. Hackingautism.org seems to be doing what I want to do as well, except that it's under-the-hood.
If you guys are interested in working on this together, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!