Open-source licensed seed can be sold and purchased anywhere if it fulfils the legal requirements for seed distribution in the German Seed Marketing Act. When licensed seed is passed on, the recipient has to be made aware of the terms and conditions of the licence. Farmers or traders who acquire large quantities of seed have to confirm this in writing. For gardeners or individuals who buy seeds in small quantities in supermarkets or garden centres, an abridged version of the open-source seed licence must be printed on the wrapping of the seeds with reference to the online, full-text version on the OpenSourceSeed website.