Mailing list consolidation

December 15th, 2017 by

The OBF’s self-hosted mailman server is still struggling right now, so we are looking at migrating the active mailing lists […]

BioPerl v1.7.0 released

September 25th, 2016 by

We are happy to announce the long-awaited release of BioPerl v1.7.0.  The release is now available on CPAN and Github. During this release […]

Sadly OBF not accepted for GSoC 2015

March 3rd, 2015 by

Last year’s Google Summer of Code 2014 was very productive for the OBF with six students working on Bio* and related bioinformatics projects. We applied to be part of GSoC 2015, but unfortunately this year were not accepted.

Call for Organization Admins for OBF’s 2014 Google Summer of Code participation

January 14th, 2014 by

Update: The deadline for responding has been extended to January 25. The 2014 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is coming […]

BioPerl release 1.6.923

December 19th, 2013 by

The latest BioPerl release (v1.6.923) is now available on CPAN. This is a point release to address a few bugs, […]

BioPerl v.1.6.910 released

September 7th, 2013 by

UPDATE: As a bit of time has passed since we originally intended to make a new release, I forgot that […]

Travis-CI for Testing

July 30th, 2012 by

BioRuby, Biopython and BioPerl are now using, a hosted continuous integration service for the open source community, to run their unit tests automatically whenever their GitHub repositories are updated.

BioPerl-DB, BioPerl-Run, BioPerl-Network 1.6.9 released

April 21st, 2011 by

The latest BioPerl-DB, BioPerl-Run, and BioPerl-Network code has been released to CPAN: BioPerl-Run BioPerl-DB BioPerl-Network Please report any bugs to […]

BioPerl 1.6.9 released

April 14th, 2011 by

BioPerl 1.6.9 is now available in CPAN.  In this release: Refactored Bio::Species/Bio::Tree New SeqIO modules (gbxml, msout, mbsout) Updates for […]

OBF and Google Summer of Code 2011

March 18th, 2011 by

Google announced today the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the 2011 Google Summer of Code!

Introduction of OpenID logins for OBF wikis

March 17th, 2011 by

Due to a huge influx of spam across all OBF wikis, we are in the process of locking down new […]

OBF Redmine server now available

March 17th, 2011 by

The OBF now has a sparkly new Redmine instance running on Amazon EC2, thanks to efforts from Chris Dagdigian and Jason […]

BioPerl has moved to GitHub

May 14th, 2010 by

BioPerl has migrated to git and GitHub!  We have also set up a mirror set of several key repositories at the […]

O|B|F Google Summer of Code Accepted Students

May 2nd, 2010 by

I’m pleased to announce the acceptance of OBF’s 2010 Google Summer of Code students, listed in alphabetical order with their […]

O|B|F in Google Summer of Code

March 21st, 2010 by

O|B|F is in Google Summer of Code, student applications due to Google April 9, 2010.

BioPerl at GMOD Meeting 2010

January 18th, 2010 by

BioPerl developers and users attended the BioPerl satellite meeting on January 13th, just prior to the GMOD Meeting.  Several items were […]

Sanger FASTQ format and the Solexa/Illumina variants

December 17th, 2009 by

I’m delighted to announce an open access publication in Nucleic Acids Research describing the FASTQ file format based on the […]

BioPerl interview in latest FLOSS Weekly

November 22nd, 2009 by

Two of the core BioPerl developers, Jason Stajich and Chris Fields, were interviewed by FLOSS Weekly.  The interview is now […]