2015.12.19 03:33:55 (678040533642686464) from Daniel J. Bernstein:
NSF loudly proclaims that proposals are confidential. Collects huge database of ideas. Leeches have started learning to mine this database.
2015.12.19 03:37:54 (678041538107211776) from Daniel J. Bernstein:
We all know that short "abstracts" of funded grants are put online. But the full proposals have many ideas and details beyond the abstracts.
2015.12.19 03:39:39 (678041976390950912) from Daniel J. Bernstein:
Instead of letting awardees decide when an idea is scientifically ready to publish, NSF gives away the full proposals to anyone who asks.
2015.12.19 03:42:22 (678042660972687361) from Daniel J. Bernstein:
This is buried on page 62 of an NSF document that nobody reads. If it were widely known then proposals would be written quite differently.