The history of “sharing” in the West is a very sad one. In earlier times land was not “owned.” There were no fences and no claims. Land was “COMMON.” The last 600 years of Western history can be summed up by saying that it went from “COMMON” to
“ENCLOSURE.” Think not only of land, but of ideas, works of art, music, ways of healing, writings and recipes. Here the fences are named: Patents and copy rights.
“Je seme a tout vent” speaks of the generosity in sharing.