<OT> SETI-style quest for cancer drugs

Glenn F. Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Mon Apr 9 19:38:43 EDT 2001

On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 11:47:19AM -0400, Velocet wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 11:14:12AM -0400, hesselsp at ashaman.dhs.org's all...
> > 
> > I wonder which one I would prefer, "I found the cure for cancer", or "I
> > found proof of the existance of aliens".
> > 
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/2/18056.html
> I assume the results of this research are owned by the university conducting
> the project? (This question hasnt come up with DESChall/RC5 or SETI yet - the
> knowledge gained from all of those projects are 0 (not possible/not found) or
> 1 (we did it/we found it)).
> I wonder if people are considering who will own (and profit) by the results
> that are discovered by this effort. If they're not open to public use
> at the completion of the project, I'd question joining the effort.

I believe this slashdot post is related:


I can't speak for the credibility of the post (the writing in the post hardly
gives me any impression of editorial competence), but it's worth a read anyway.

Glenn Maynard

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