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Please consider a free license for ffp-phylogeny



Dear ladies and gentlemen,

I was told by the copyright holder of ffp-phylogeny Gregory E. Sims that
I should address my question to the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab which
I'm hereby doing.

I'm writing you on behalf of the Debian Med team that has the objective
to package Free Software that is relevant in Biology and Medicine for
main Debian.  There is an overview what we have assembled up to now[1].

One of my users asked me to package the programm ffp-phylogeny[1].  The
creation of package files went smoothly thanks to your well designed
build system.  The needed files are injected into our packaging
repository[3].

Unfortunately the license of ffp-phylogeny does not permit distribution
by Debian since it is in contrast with item 5. and 6. with the Debian
Free Software Guidelines[4] since commercial users / usage are
discriminated by your license statement.  I wonder whether you might
consider to change this license to one of the common free licenses for
instance GPL or BSD.

Thanks for considering

      Andreas.


[1] http://blends.debian.org/med/tasks/bio
[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffp-phylogeny/
[3] https://anonscm.debian.org/git/debian-med/ffp.git
[4] https://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines

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