Unix soft

William R. Pearson wrp at biochsn.acc.Virginia.EDU
Thu Apr 26 07:59:54 EST 1990

In article <9004251818.AA03450 at genbank.bio.net> JRAMON at ccuam1.uam.es writes:
]        On the other hand, the programs by Pearson and Lipman (FASTP
]and FASTA) are in the public domain, entirely written in C and should
]no pose any problems when ported to Unix. (Again I suspect they have
]a Unix version, you can contact them to get it).

	While the FASTA programs are readily available, they are not
in the public domain.  Placing something in the public domain has explicit
legal consequences, in particular the author loses all control over
distribution and use.  People are welcome to copy the FASTA package
over the internet or buy DOS and Mac versions (with complete source
code), but the programs may not be redistributed without permission.

Bill Pearson

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