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Re: Bug#382994: ITP: rebase -- The restriction enzyme database, from New England Biolabs

On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 11:57:22PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> I explained the upstream authors the difference between main and
> non-free, and asked if they think that we can redistribute their data in
> a dfsg-free manner, and here is their answer:
> "REBASE is free to its users and they may use the data however
> they'd like, but when this use involves repackaging the data
> and redistribututing it, the common courtesy we always provide
> one another is to credit the source of this data.
> Users expect bibliographical content showing the sources of
> your material.  This could be contained in a README file, or
> a menu item, whatever.
> So if you include a note such as -
>  References:
>   REBASE, the Restriction Enzyme Database
>   Dr. R.J. Roberts and D. Macelis
>   rebase.neb.com
> somewhere in your distribution, that's fine."

First off, I'm excited about this package. But does this actually allow for
modification and redistribution? By "use the data however they'd like",
does that include modification, or is it just reading the data?

 - David Nusinow

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