Slashdot readers dicuss a story from Salon.com about Foresight Institute, a
nonprofit nanotechnology think tank, and IP.com, a Rochester, N.Y.,
start-u, teaming up to "give
open-source programmers and projects the chance to work
within the patent system even as they strive to overturn it.
Specifically, the joint venture will give open-source and
free-software developers the chance to 'defensively publish.' "