Bug#429693: ITP: libegad -- rational protein design library - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#429693: ITP: libegad -- rational protein design library - Debian ; Package: wnpp Severity: wishlist Owner: LI Daobing * Package name : libegad Version : 1.1 Upstream Author : Arnab B. Chowdry, Kim A. Reynolds, Mark Voorhies, Tracy M. Handel * URL : http://egad.ucsd.edu/egad/ * License : GPL Programming Lang: C++ ...

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  1. Bug#429693: ITP: libegad -- rational protein design library

    Package: wnpp
    Severity: wishlist
    Owner: LI Daobing

    * Package name : libegad
    Version : 1.1
    Upstream Author : Arnab B. Chowdry, Kim A. Reynolds, Mark Voorhies, Tracy M. Handel
    * URL : http://egad.ucsd.edu/egad/
    * License : GPL
    Programming Lang: C++
    Description : rational protein design library

    The EGAD Library is a modular, object oriented approach to rational protein
    design. It is platform-independent, written in C++ and, most importantly,
    free. Its raison d'etre is to serve as a tool for building protein design
    applications. It can also be used as a test-bed for the comparison of
    different energy functions and minimization algorithms under the same physical
    model.

  2. Re: Bug#429693: ITP: libegad -- rational protein design library

    LI Daobing wrote:

    > Package: wnpp
    > Severity: wishlist
    > Owner: LI Daobing
    >
    > * Package name : libegad
    > Version : 1.1
    > Upstream Author : Arnab B. Chowdry, Kim A. Reynolds, Mark Voorhies, Tracy M. Handel
    > * URL : http://egad.ucsd.edu/egad/
    > * License : GPL
    > Programming Lang: C++
    > Description : rational protein design library

    [...]
    > Citations of EGAD Library should reference the paper in the Journal of
    > Computational Chemistry. doi:10.1002/jcc.20727


    Cool, in particular that it's neither LGPL nor one of the usual "must
    not change for scientific integrity" licenses. Finally a structural
    biologist who has understood free software.

    Regards, Frank
    --
    Frank Küster
    Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
    Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

  3. Re: Bug#429693: ITP: libegad -- rational protein design library

    Laurent Fousse wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > * Frank Küster [Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 06:13:52PM +0200]:
    >> Cool, in particular that it's neither LGPL nor one of the usual "must
    >> not change for scientific integrity" licenses. Finally a structural
    >> biologist who has understood free software.

    >
    > What's wrong with LGPL?


    Nothing. I was thinking more along the lines: "LGPL would be a logical
    choice for such a library. The fact that they took GPL might indicate
    that they have exactly the same fear about improper code reuse as all
    those others who use non-free licenses, but habe understood that there
    are more clever ways to prevent such 'secret' code reuse".

    > Is it particular to the field of structural biology?


    At least we have lots of programs which just bitrot because the
    Ph.D. student who wrote and maintained it has long left, but the license
    forbids modification. And if you ask them about the license, either you
    get no answer, or something about other people using their code without
    proper scientific quoting, or in commercial proprietary products.

    Regards, Frank
    --
    Frank Küster
    Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
    Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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