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Old 07-10-2014, 12:11 AM   #1
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carrot Farmers, Activists Pledge To Keep New Seed Varieties Within Public Domain

Farmers, Activists Pledge To Keep New Seed Varieties Within Public Domain
50 People Each Receive New Seeds As Part Of Open Source Seed Initiative

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Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:24pm
By Shamane Mills
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Farmers, food activists and scientists gathered on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on Thursday promoting seeds that anyone can grow and breed without restriction.

The Open Source Seed Initiative is like open source computer software: The idea is to share, no strings attached.

At the chilly outdoor rally on Thursday, 50 people each received their choice of new vegetable or grain varieties. Before they left with the seeds, they made a pledge that began: “By opening this packet, you pledge that you will not restrict other's use of these seeds by patents, licenses or any other means.”
Farmers, Activists Pledge To Keep New Seed Varieties Within Public Domain | Wisconsin Public Radio
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