On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 9:12 PM, Jennifer Jackson <jen(a)bx.psu.edu> wrote:
Good question about licenses! Sorry for the delayed answer, we had a bit of
discussion to review the existing strategy.
The general guiding policy is that if a tool is not completely public, then
it will not be released to the main code base/servers.
As I expected - thanks for the clarification.
That said, you are correct - if something can be worked out with
author, coordination for a fully integrated wrapper is possible. Same would
be true for remote use of a 3rd party web tool - coordination with the
authors/owner would be needed first (although this is not the ideal solution
for galaxy main).
Meanwhile, a great place to add wrappers/remote access tools that
special licensing is the tool shed (http://community.g2.bx.psu.edu/
user comments field (displayed as Description) is free-form text and any
credits/license pointers can be added there for now. We may add in a special
field for this info later on, but for immediate use this is a visible key
that will likely satisfy many licensing rules.
Good idea. Can you (or someone at Galaxy) add another category?
Something like "Sequence analysis", or "Protein sequence analysis"
seems appropriate to me.