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

On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 05:39:36PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> 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...

Great, this sounds like a fine plan. Keep up the good work!

 - David Nusinow

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