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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanj...@opensource.lk>
Subject Re: Biological Object Model Project
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2005 23:18:33 GMT
IMO its a great idea (assuming nothing like that exists) but how can ASF
help you given that the incubator is meant to bring in existing projects
with working code rather than ideas?

Sanjiva.

On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 18:35 -0400, James Carman wrote:
> All,
> 
>  
> 
> I would like to start a biological object model process (I need to come up
> with a catchier name) and I think ASF would be a great place for it.  I
> currently work with a product called GKP (Genomics Knowledge Platform) from
> a company called Xteric and it works fairly well, but it is not open source.
> It's tough to get grant money from the government for software development
> if you're using something that's proprietary and not open source.  You can't
> exactly tell a university that they have to spend $1M on a software package
> if they wish to use it for research.  Anyway, what is needed in the
> Genomics/Bioinformatics world is a common, standardized, open source object
> model for us to develop applications against.  I understand that I'm
> supposed to have a working codebase, but this is still a vision for me.
> However, if we started a project, I think we could get some real experts
> (bioinformaticians) to contribute and work towards developing a standard
> platform.  Any thoughts?
> 
>  
> 
> James Carman
> 


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