Open Inventors is a community of creators whose mission is to defend individual inventors' freedom to create.
Openly sharing your work brings more attention to it, which is good, right? The answer, for me though, is often “it’s complicated.” This is what happened when I went to visit a giant tech company, in hopes for collaboration, but later found that they tried to patent some of my research instead!
I never thought about patents much. I just wanted to make stuff and share it with others. Then one day someone else patented my work.