From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Apr 28 2001 - 16:56:31 MDT
> Does the NDA prohibit those who have seen it from working on similar
> approaches independently?
It would seem not. You tell me, it's attached.
> Doesn't almost everyone with reasonable technical ability and a desire
> to contribute to building such a beast "need to see it"? The reason I
> ask this is that I am worried when I see a strong effort toward real AI
> held proprietary and subject to the vagaries of corporations, economics
> and business manuevering. I have personally seen too much of my own
> work end up being the property of some company that either folded and
> sold it off or turned it into shelf-ware for either strategic reasons or
> simply for reason of not knowing what to do with it.. This could very
> well happen to WebMind and much of the fine and crucially important work
> that has gone into it.
> I consider the painful experiences of such occurrences and the
> criticality of producing an SI a strong argument for open sourcing of
> concepts and code as much as possible.
Webmind won't be shelved. First of all the likely buyers of the webmind
Inc. IP are my friends and don't want this to happen. Second, if this seems
likely to happen, I'll move to Brazil and open-source it and risk the action
of the international police.
Just kidding ;>
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