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Re: Bug#890783: Autopkgtest for prodigal (#890783)

Dear Liubov,

On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 12:47:38PM +0000, Liubov Chuprikova wrote:
> > Please let us know here on the list if you spot any problem to fill
> > in the details.
> I have tried to find the information that should be placed in d/copyright,
> but unfortunately, I don't have any experience with this kind of stuff. So
> this is what I have found so far:
>    - I downloaded the test sequence from the Ensemble Bacteria, which is an
>    online database of EMBL-EBI. At the bottom of the sequence page
>    <http://bacteria.ensembl.org/Candidatus_carsonella_ruddii_dc/Info/Index>,
>    it is indicated "Ensembl Bacteria release 38 - January 2018 © EMBL-EBI". I
>    couldn't find any license they may have for the data, except that Terms
>    of Use <https://www.ebi.ac.uk/about/terms-of-use> states: "EMBL-EBI
>    itself places no additional restrictions on the use or redistribution of
>    the data available via its online services other than those provided by the
>    original data owners."
>    - At first, the sequence was deposited in the GenBank database (as said
>    in this paper
>    <http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(13)00752-5>). I
>    didn't find if the GenBank has copyright, but they say here
>    <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/>: "NCBI places no restrictions on
>    the use or distribution of the GenBank data. However, some submitters
>    may claim patent, copyright, or other intellectual property rights in all
>    or a portion of the data they have submitted."
>    - Finally, I have found that the sequence itself has no patent (this had
>    to be indicated in the field LOCUS of the GenBank file
>    <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/CP003467?report=genbank> as PAT).
>    I suspect the sequence has no copyright as well, although I can't find a
>    confirmation.
> Could you, please, point me in the right direction. I feel like I'm getting
> stuck.

Thanks for this elaborate information.  I tried my best to condensate it
into d/copyright.  The rule should be that we provide information to the
best of our knowledge (but not more ;-) ).  Please review and add at
least a line

   wget ...

(see FIXME) and may be other information you (as a scientist) might
consider helpful which I might have missed.

Hope this helps



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