Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed May 27, 2015 01:20 PM CDT

CAPTION: Despite the rhetoric, the real issue is: Who has the right to access and modify proprietary software that makes agricultural equipment run? (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

By now, you've heard the uproar Wired (the online magazine) created recently with an opinion piece titled, "We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership." It was a headline and an opinion meant to inflame. And it worked in the way that so much of the misleading media on the Internet is meant to work... it went viral. Meaning, I guess, thousands -- maybe millions -- of ...

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