But that's just it, if YOU have an idea, and keep it to yourself, it is YOURS, and yours ALONE. Doesn't mean someone else hasn't thought of it, even down to the method of implementation, BUT, the Copyright/Patent protects YOUR stuff, from becoming someone else' commercial product, that YOU have no control of, and no benefit of it BEING a commercial product.
IF you want to open-source it, and let everyone copy it, at will, and even sell it commercially, where you get no recognition and no percentage for YOUR idea and YOUR invention, then that is on you.
Hell, DO IT... Give away all your ideas. THAT is on you...., just don't complain when someone with a facility turns it into a commercial product, turns a profit and you don't get jack for your efforts.
I've been bitched at, in THIS forum, and the archived forum as well, for my ideas, which, when researched, are only unique in my combinations..., but I posted the documentation that verifies each step... Why? Because I AM trying to move the cause into commercial viability, even for individual families. Do I REALLY care, if someone actually makes it work? YES, or I wouldn't have bothered saying HOW I think 'this' would work best.
I've researched, designed, posted examples and been ridiculed, despite the documentation to PROVE it can work, for many different ideas, even having corroboration of parts, by other members.
IF I had Millions of Dollars, to BUILD, I would have already BEEN floating projects out. I am THAT confident in MY work... Confident enough that I am trying to find a suitable property to build and launch from.