Re: OpenCog Concerns

From: Daniel Burfoot (
Date: Sun Mar 23 2008 - 04:49:42 MDT

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 5:19 PM, Edward Miller <>

> I am wondering if it is possible to specify no
> military use in OpenCog's license. Certainly DARPA
> would love to get their hands on it if it is useful,
> and maybe we ought not to let them.

I think this is an excellent idea. The issue is deep and difficult, of
course, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't at least try to do something
about it.

I imagine it would encourage greater participation in the project as well.

I would like these issues to be more widely discussed. I wonder if one could
achieve a critical mass of scientists who would sign an agreement to refuse
DARPA funding, refuse to collaborate with DARPA-funded researchers, and to
refuse to cite papers supported by DARPA (and also DARPA's counterparts in
other countries).


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