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Re: Fasta3 is non-free just because of some Smith Waterman implementation (Was: Please choose a free license for fasta3 components)



Hi,

beside the sad issue:  Is someone taking over the packaging of the code
and did you talked with fast3 upstream that the code is actually free?

Kind regards

       Andreas.

On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 02:39:05PM +0200, Steffen Möller wrote:
> That is truly sad, indeed. Many thanks go to his widow and to Prof. Eddy
> for caring. It is also an opportunity to think about how we as a
> community can grow. A donation box for instance would never be enough to
> feed the kids, but it would be something like a nice gesture about work
> and his creator not being forgotten. We should possibly bring this up at
> our next Sprint.
> 
> Thank for this pointer, Erik.
> 
> Steffen
> 
> On 20.08.19 11:07, Erik Sjölund wrote:
> > Hi Andreas,
> > 
> > Regarding "Alex has once contacted upstream" note the sad news from
> > https://cryptogenomicon.org/2019/03/11/farrars-striped-simd-smith-waterman/
> > 
> > Kind regards,
> > Erik
> > 
> > On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 10:06 PM Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> wrote:
> > > Hi Steffen,
> > > 
> > > you have uploaded fasta3.  When I wanted to upgrade to latest upstream I
> > > realised that it is in non-free just because of two files implementing a
> > > Smith Waterman algorithm.  Alex has once contacted upstream as you can
> > > see on our SoftwareLiberation page[1].  At least the wiki page does not
> > > state any response.
> > > 
> > > I wonder whether you might try to ping upstream or possibly use libssw
> > > or libsmithwaterman as a replacement.
> > > 
> > > Kind regards
> > > 
> > >        Andreas.
> > > 
> > > [1] https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMed/SoftwareLiberation
> > > 
> > > --
> > > http://fam-tille.de
> > > 
> 
> 

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