Yesterday, I got into a discussion with Sean Eddy at Janelia farms over the change in HMMer. Today I saw this online.
Let me be clear. The name “HMMer” is Sean’s, and he can do with it what he wants. My concern was about something different, which we are going to adapt to. We are working to make sure we are correctly respecting his rights, while at the same time supporting users with a “business” case for using the existing code. This is not to say we get paid for this. We don’t. Entirely a spare time/effort thing.
But the statement needs to be made. There is no conflict. The forks will be renamed.