What is the difference between f2’ing Dino berry bites and crossing 2 different strains from other breeders
If someone F2's someone else's work like Dino Berry Bites, they didn't create anything. They're simply playing with someone else's work. And if they decide to sell it, it's flat out shady and a slap in the face of the original creator.
Crossing two different strains from two different breeders is creating a new cultivar and is now something that that individual actually created. It's a big difference and that's how new cultivars are created. If it isn't a landrace, it was created using work by another breeder.
(or really anything you didn’t make yourself)?
New cannabis strains aren't made with magic wands that appear from nothing so I don't understand your above reference of "or really anything you didn't make yourself." If you take two different cultivars from two different breeders and create a new cultivar that hasn't been made before, you created it.
I like to believe most breeders put a lot of time and effort into creating their new cultivars. So their hard work should be respected. That's the difference.
I find it disappointing that you're a breeder yet you're saying there isn't a difference between A+A vs. A+B. Disappointed only for the fact you're a breeder and not someone new to this that's seeking information to do things the respectable way. I can't help but ask myself, 'How is this guy a breeder, yet he or she doesn't understand these differences?'
I'm also going to call bullshit that you don't understand these differences because I know you do. Or else you wouldn't have said, 'that said, I agree and only give away F2 work.' So you clearly understand the difference. There's no need to be politically correct and state you're not trying to argue when you clearly are. Unlike the OP who is genuine in their search for answers, you're a breeder and should already know proper breeding etiquette. So I'm not buying that you don't understand the difference.
I also don't see anything wrong with a customer F2'ing another breeder's work for purposes of seed preservation, creating more personal stock, or gifting those F2 seeds away. Just as long as they're not renaming them to imply it's something new they created. Proper etiquette is broken when things become monetary and the customer tries to sell those F2's for monetary gains off the back of the original creator.