mojo62 wrote:Do you mean as in a court of law? As an active member of a private forum, I automatically become a witness to what has taken place. I would hope to never have to become a witness to who has said what or came up with an idea or input. After all, it would all be in writing !
Yes. Ultimately, there is the possibility that testimony would be needed to support documentation in a court of law. Of course, the chances of that ever becoming necessary is very slim.
It's even slimmer, if people here can show a willingness to pull together as a small community of fair individuals, before they become members of a private forum. That's because anybody who would consider misappropriating ideas would be much less likely to do that, if they thought that there was a good number of loyal members here, who all had each other's backs.
The point is, all you need to do is say
that you'd be willing to support other members, and co-operate for the good of a group. You would probably never need to prove it by testifying in a courtroom to what you've witnessed, especially if you make it seem
as if you would.
Listen, inventing is serious business. No one should start off by taking it lightly. There are tremendous opportunities available to members here, when they can act as a group. This is a meeting place for many
talented individuals. I can visualize a network of resources here, which will include everything it would take to get a product off the ground. I can see groups working together in teams to submit winning projects for innovation contests and challenges. I can see this place as being widely recognized as the one place to go, to develop an idea, turn it into a product, and put it in the hands of thousands (maybe millions) of consumers. It may take nothing more than to begin writing up agreements for a this virtual corporation. But we would need to know that we're dealing with people we can rely on.
All of this would rely upon a showing of cooperation. We've been putting that together, little by little. And, as soon as a critical mass is established, there's really no way to stop this. But, we gotta do it right.