Open source seeds

Sack of flax seeds
© Daryl Ehrensing/Oregon State University

“Open source software is accompanied by a licence that encourages people to share it and create new programs with it, and at the same time prevents anyone from releasing a program that uses the code under any other form of licence. The creativity embedded in the code cannot be privatised. Kloppenburg and a group of like-minded seed companies, plant breeders and academics want to apply similar licences to plant genetic resources.”

Read the rest of this blog post about the Open Source Seed Initiative on the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog.

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