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License change for non-free files in fasta3

I'm writing you on behalf of the Debian Med project which tries to
assemble free software in life sciences into Debian to support this
field of endeavour as best as possible. (Here you can find a list of the
packaged software[0].) Fasta3 uses files licensed under a non-free
academic-only license:
and thus according to the Debian Free Software Guidelines[1] which are
widely accepted as Open Source definition, fasta3 is considered non-free
even if other components are licensed under an open source license.
However recently I stumbled upon the article[2] and according this
article the license of Michael Farrar’s striped SIMD Smith/Waterman has
been changed to BSD open source license.
Could you please take this change into consideration and update the
license of the files mentioned above ? This will make fasta3 completely
free software.

Thank you,

[0] http://blends.debian.org/med/tasks/bio
[1] https://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines

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