Shocking thought from a classical perspective - the ENTOV-HVM effort is PUBLIC DOMAIN (see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain). This means that, unless explicitly classified differently, no exclusive intellectual property rights apply to any of the ENTOV-HVM creative works since they are being expressly waived by their contributors.

The reason for this is that the concept of intellectual property (IP) is fundamentally a relict of the industrial economy and not feasible for the knowledge based economy. While IP mechanisms do exist in various forms that try to address this, in the end we see that they either cannot be enforced legally or it is simply not feasible to do so. Why try to protect something that by default has a nature that cannot be protected? Specifically, for ENTOV-HVM, this is because the "unique" value is the ability to collaborate at disruptive speed - collaboration is human and you cannot "legally" protect the quality of a collaborative relationship.

The public domain classification of course may be restricted by individual contributors to various efforts, i.e. specific innovations that run through the innovation process from ideation to commercialization, however that will need to be done explicitly by the contributors themselves. If not, the default will always be public domain.

So where does this lead to? Well, the adage "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" might be well suited and is nicely explained at https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery.html: "The first of these alternate versions is found in a biography of Marcus Aurelius by Jeremy Collier and André Dacier, titled Emperor Marcus Antoninus his conversation with himself, 1708: You should consider that Imitation is the most acceptable part of Worship, and that the Gods had much rather Mankind should Resemble, than Flatter them." There are many more of course, however the principle remains the same. 

This perspective also significantly EASES any conversations / efforts while at the same time massively accelerating innovation speed. In the end any successfull innovation will be copied anyway and the only way to benefit from innovations is to CONTINUE innovating faster than others. 


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