[Mono-list] Java, Mono, or C++.. by HP

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:33:29 -0500


> > So at this point, you might want to consider a career switch.  Growing
> > corn and pigs seems to be a fairly safe industry.
> You would think so! :-)
> But obviously, you'd be wrong if you've been paying any attention to
> slashdot for the past few years.  Monseto (spelling?) has been trying to
> patent genes, splicing them into plants, and selling plants *under
> license*.  As a farmer, you are NOT allowed to follow the several
> millennium-old practice of *saving the seeds from the previous years
> crop to use in the following year*.  When using genetically-engineered
> seeds, anyway.

Ah, I had forgotten about that.  You are right, people have written
lengthy articles about Monsanto practices ("The Best Democracy Money Can
Buy" has a good piece), and a google search reveals some more
interesting things.

I will refrain from career advise now, and go back to my corner ;-)