"Open Source Gardens" and Free Software

Erik Albers eal at fsfe.org
Sun Mar 14 16:43:18 UTC 2021

Hi Reinhard, all,

On 14.03.21 16:29, Reinhard Müller wrote:
> Am 14.03.21 um 16:20 schrieb Erik Albers:
>> patents. Most of them are hybrid-varieties that are possible to reproduce
> you meant *not* possible to reproduce further, right?

oh yes, exactly. They are sterile and you can eat their fruits but their seeds
will not grow new plants. Also their usage is timely limited, often they can
only germinate some months and not the next year. This way they can sell new
seeds again and again each year and farmers are in dependencies on price and
availability ...

thank you for your attention and clarifying this.


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