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Re: VirusSeeker: RepeatMasker missed in dependencies (Was: VirusSeeker - sorting the Downloads section)

> On Thu, May 07, 2020 at 11:24:00PM +0200, Étienne Mollier wrote:
> > 
> > At some point, I wondered if it would be possible to get
> > RepeatMasker into "non-free", and having VirusSeeker into
> > "contrib" then, but I'm not sure that this is legally doable
> > since VirusSeeker is GPL.

Le Thu, May 07, 2020 at 11:39:18PM +0200, Andreas Tille a écrit :
> Hmmm, I do not remember but non-free is ugly for several technical
> reasons (no autobuilders, no autopkgtests, no QA checks etc.)  Thus
> the first thing I do is contacting upstream to consider changing
> their license.  Would you mind doing so?  If yes, I would consider
> mentioning our COVID-19 sprint and that a free license would support
> us in our fight against the pandemic.

Hi all,

+1 in principle, but I note that RepeatMasker has TRF (Tandem Repeat
Finder) in its dependencies, which is also non-free...


Have a nice day,


Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Akano, Uruma, Okinawa, Japan

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