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Re: Please provide source code for Tandem Repeats Finder under a freely redistributable license

Dear Yözen,

may be you might have missed my mail from last month and I'll resend my
request hereby.

Thanks for considering


On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:26:56AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Dear Yözen,
> I'm writing you on behalf of the Debian Med team which is a subgroup
> inside Debian with the objective to package free software in the field
> of biology and medicine for official Debian.  Since we intend to package
> RepeatMasker (see our so called task list in the todo-section[1]) we
> also need to package your tool Tandem Repeats Finder[2].
> Since Debian only distributes free software (for instance licensed under
> GPL, BSD or so) we are wondering whether you might consider to publish
> the source code of this software under a free license.
> The advantage would be that users of Debian / Ubuntu and its derivatives
> systems which are quite frequently used in bioinformatics could easily
> install your software.  You also get some additional quality assurance
> and I can confirm that all authors who decided to open source their
> software to enable the Debian Med packaging team were happy about this
> step since it contributed to a wider distribution of their software and
> a better user response.
> Kind regards and thanks for considering
>       Andreas.
> [1] http://blends.debian.org/med/tasks/bio#repeatmasker
> [2] http://tandem.bu.edu/trf/trf.html
> -- 
> http://fam-tille.de


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