"Like the 23 women before her, Vigo has never made a penny from her work. She is bound by a sacred ‘Sea Oath’ that maintains that byssus should never be bought or sold. (...) “Byssus doesn’t belong to me, but to everyone,” Vigo asserted. “Selling it would be like trying to profit from the sun or the tides.”
The #OpenSource #Seed #license is a form of “copyleft” for new plant varieties, enabling anyone to use the licensed seeds for free. Like the #GPL for #freesoftware, it requires that any seeds used, modified or sold must be passed along to others without any legal restrictions.The “#sharealike” principle prevents the #privatization of a #common resource by requiring users to share it freely & forever.