Re: Bug#890783: Autopkgtest for prodigal (#890783)
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
> 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
> Could you, please, point me in the right direction. I feel like I'm getting
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
(see FIXME) and may be other information you (as a scientist) might
consider helpful which I might have missed.
Hope this helps