[Bioclusters] Apple/Genentech Blast implementation - what licence terms?

chris dagdigian bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 00:25:20 -0500

{from Apple...}

> http://developer.apple.com/hardware/ve/acgresearch.html
>> It is all available under the same terms as the existing NCBI code,
>> i.e., as Open Source.


David Huen wrote:
> I apologise for mailing this query here - it appears that this subject is 
> either discussed on mac advocacy groups (purely as a benchmark) or here 
> only.  Experience has taught me to avoid the former assiduously.
> I have been unable to determine what precisely the licence conditions there 
> may be on the Apple/Genentech code.  I know the original NCBI code is 
> unencumbered but there is nothing in the sources of the modified version 
> that clearly indicates whether I am entitled to change their source and 
> distribute the changes.  Their site 
> (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/math_science/applegenentechblast.html) 
> states the licence is "freeware" but i don't know whether they mean the 
> beer or speech sense of it.  I plan to make some changes that I would like 
> to distribute later.
> Does anyone here have the links with Apple or Genentech to establish what we 
> may do with the code?
> My apologies again if this is the wrong place to ask.
> Regards,
> David Huen, Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Cambridge
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