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

Le Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 09:44:59PM +0000, David Nusinow a écrit :
> 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?

Good question. I asked two times if the data is modifiable, but did not
get a clear answer. On the other hand, "use the data however [you] like"
does not forbid modification.

My plan is to re-ask before uploading, when sending a "I am delighted to
tell you that your data is entering Debian" mail. I will explain again that
being distributed in Debian means claiming that anybody can redistribute
modified versions of the data. I am a bit reluctant to insist and ask the
same question three times in less than a week.

I already told the upstream people that non-modifiable mean
non(-dfsg)-free, and that non-free is a bit cumbersome to distribute
(for instance in live CDs). This did not trigger any reaction.

Maybe I can unbrand the mails I sent them and publish them if you want
post-proofread them... Althouth I intended to be clear, I am not a
native speaker...

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wako, Saitama, Japan

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