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Intel Mandates Universities Receiving Funds Not File Patents 223

sproketboy writes "Since January, four U.S. universities have agreed to host Intel Science and Technology Centers that will be funded at the rate of $2.5 million a year for five years. But wait, there's a catch: the company has made it a condition that in order to receive the millions, your university must open source any resulting software and inventions that come out of this research funding."

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson