zopathan writes: The Onda Technology Institute, a little known non-profit organization dedicated to developing open projects, has started an initiative to help fight patent trolls. They are betting on creating a fund to help individuals register their intellectual property in order to fight patent trolls with the same tactics. From the information available on the organization's website, free or open projects will be allowed free licensing to those patents and commercial projects will be subjected to a simple and painless negotiation. While other projects are more focused in protecting individual projects, like the Open Invention Network which is more focused on Linux, this initiative is aimed at protecting a broader range of projects.
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
- Fred Brooks, Jr.