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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The phone bloks concept can be classed as an open sourced idea. I'm not sure on how they manage it though. Obviously it had to have been classified at some point, before they publicized it.

I don't know how that would work. Why would you want to release an idea out in the open, even before you've actually created a prototype or initial draft plan at least? Or release that information and receive no compensation or credit for it? Copyright is an issue there.

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