I recently saw a for-sale list of CP that a private grower was circulating around. You know the sort of list---we see them all the time. Anyway, this grower (who's identity shall go nameless but is easily guessed) demands that the terms of sale include the requirement that the purchaser cannot propagate plants and give them to third parties. In effect, this is like he is demanding a patent on the plants.
Well, I have a big chunk of change in my pocket that I was thinking about spending on some plants, but I just can't agree to the stipulations. So...I'm going to spend the money elsewhere. But I'm wondering---does this kind of demand seem acceptable to you?
Please, let's not let this discussion degenerate into ad hominem (personal) attacks against this person...I'm really more interested in the spirit of plant trading in CP culture.
It sort of reminds me of some trades I've made of extremely rare material. For example, those few people I've given divisions of Sarracenia 'Adrian Slack' have also gotten requests from me that they give two free specimens of the plants to other growers before they start selling them. So I suppose maybe I've done the same sort of thing, but just in the direction of encouraging easy distribution of plants. I'm just not sure....
Anyone have thoughts on this stuff?