Oct 22

Bioleft at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2020

On October 20, Bioleft participated in the global summit of the Creative Commons organization, #CCSummit, with a talk on the idea of #openseeds and seeds as a common good. Marcela Basch traced a brief genealogy of the notion of open source seeds, which is rooted in free software, and presented similarities and differences between germplasm and code. She then explained the work of Bioleft and sister organizations such as Open Source Seed Initiative and Open Source Seeds, and presented the GOSSI network, Global Open Source Seed Initiative.

The audience, specialized in open knowledge systems, was very interested and asked multiple questions about how open seeds work. There were comments and input on the seed situation from Palestine, China, Australia and Canada, among other places.