Tag Archive: Open source

Aug 28

Reducing Friction: An Update on the NCIP Open Development Initiative

I was fortunate enough to attend the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) this summer and heard a wonderful talk by Cameron Neylon on “The Role of Open Source and Open Thinking.”  In his talk, he presented a clever equation for calculating the probability of helping someone through an open source project: P (of helping someone) …

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Feb 20

NCIP’s Open-Development Strategy Enables Community-Driven Cancer Informatics Software Development

The NCIP is committed to advancing cancer research through improving biomedical informatics, and we believe that active participation by the broad community is the most effective way to accomplish this. To that end, we have made significant advances in our plan to engage the biomedical-research, informatics, and developer communities by lowering the barrier to community-driven …

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Jul 26

Getting There from Here: Four Considerations for Transitioning to Open Development

 ”So what do we do? Anything.  Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.”  Lee Iacocca I came across Iacocca’s statement late last week, and it struck me as an …

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