[MOBY-l] Fw: [MYGRID-MAN] Re: The Death of Life Science IDentifiers?
markw at illuminae.com
Mon Jul 24 11:49:49 EDT 2006
Heads-up everyone who has a vested interest in this issue (like many Mobyers!!)
...on the road!
From: Paul Fisher <Paul.Fisher at postgrad.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 16:38:20
To:Carole Goble <carole at cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc:Duncan Hull <duncan.hull at cs.man.ac.uk>, Jun Zhao <zhaoj at cs.man.ac.uk>, Daniele Turi <dturi at cs.manchester.ac.uk>, Tom Oinn <tmo at ebi.ac.uk>, Mark Wilkinson <markw at illuminae.com>, June Finch <jfinch at cs.man.ac.uk>, "mygrid-man at lists.man.ac.uk" <mygrid-man at lists.man.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: [MYGRID-MAN] Re: The Death of Life Science IDentifiers?
One of the main problems with current biology/bioinformatics is the lack of
standardisation. If you take something away now instead of embracing it and
following it through (speaking to the people wanting to remove it now) is you
go back a step instead of forwards.
What are the alternatives?
Quoting Carole Goble <carole at cs.man.ac.uk>:
> thanks for the heads up.
> This is important. I will need someone to assemble the arguments that
> have been made and the consequences for us in particular.
> Who can do this? We haven't paid attention and this could be the price
>> Susie Stephens wrote:
>>> Don't forget the URI discussion on July 31!
>> In case you didn't already know, the next BioRDF telecon will be a
>> "do-or-die" decision for LSIDs, according to Susie Stephens.
>> It sounds like the W3C might put some final nails in the LSID
>> coffin, unless somebody makes a very strong counter argument.
>> Of course, this doesn't stop people using them, but they might not
>> survive very long without W3C approval.
>> So if you care either way about LSIDs, you might want to take part
>> on Monday July 31st, details below.
>> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG_BioRDF_Subgroup/Meetings/2006-07-31_Conference_Call ...and please don't shoot me, I'm just the
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