Software and seeds: Open source methods

Margaret Kipp

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Open source methodologies used in software are interrogated and then compared to the methods used in farmers’ rights groups. The use of open source methods in other contexts illustrates increasing interest in grassroots democratic movements participating in the continuing process of balance between public and private interests. These efforts provide a possible alternate framework for policy decisions concerning intellectual property.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v10i9.1276



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