[Biojava-l] Re:biojava wikimedia based home page

foisys at sympatico.ca foisys at sympatico.ca
Fri Feb 3 11:34:30 EST 2006

Hi Mark

Marvelous idea ;-) We (the Quebec BIoinformatics Network) are in the
process of moving our "Bioinformatics KnowledgeBase"
(http://apps.bioneq.qc.ca/twiki/bin/view/Knowledgebase/WebHome) from its
current TWiki format toward MediaWiki. We are offering to put this (on
going) experience to use on the migration of the Biojava website.

Who should we contact on the OBF side to initiate the project? Chris D.?

Shameless plug: if anyone want to contribute to our Bioinformatics
KnowledgeBase, please feel free to do so!! This is all done in the Wiki
spirit. Don't get scared by the french side of thing, we'll take care of
it ;-)

> The OBF is moving several of it's projects homepages to wikimedia based
> systems. There is a possibility that biojava will move to use this system
> too. I think this is a great way to establish a community based biojava
> web presence. The current home page suffers from the problem that only a
> few people can access and update it which creates a large burden and means
> it sometimes gets out of date. More hands will make things easier. The new
> look bioperl page is a great example of what can be done
> (www.bioperl.org).
> Before it is ready for prime-time some work needs to be done to copy
> content over from the current biojava site. We would like to ask for any
> volunteers who have some experience with Wikimedia who could help out.

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