This directory contains files describing the upstream project that is packaged.
This is a file in YAML format where information about Upstream is recorded for the UpstreamMetadata gatherer.
This syntax is being formalised as DEP 12.
This file is used by uscan to authentify the source archive downloaded at the URL indicated by the debian/watch file.
This is a file in YAML format to categorise and describe the Debian package with terms of the EDAM ontology (browse). Together with the debian/upstream/metadata and debian/control files, the upstream folder then contains every information to auto-create a decent entry in the bio.tools database of the Euroean ELIXIR project. If more than a single binary package is created, the file may be decided to name packagename.edam, instead. See debian/upstream/edam for details.