From: Peter Murray-Rust <pm286@ca...> - 2005-03-15 16:06:20
On Monday night some of use met at the blue obelisk in Horton Plaza, San
Diego. There was some confusion as Geoff went to the Public Blue Obelisk
(shown in picture) while the others went to the Lesser Public Blue Obelisk.
This is some fragmentary historical record, but as PM-R had to consume
Christoph's beer not all has been captured.
(see blueobelisk under menu)
I drafted the following words which everyone seemed happy with:
The Blue Obelisk
A diverse Internet group who promote re-usable chemistry
* Open: Access, Data, Standards, Source
* consistent and complementary
* non-divisive and fun
and announced this at the meeting. We can make of it what we like :-) I
shall start adding an obelisk logo of some sort to some of our offerings.
There is no commitment but I think that by providing each other with web
services, jars, etc. we should provide a rich and consistent approach.
There is no formal membership but it's not primarily a list of Open source
chemistry - it's people working together on the Internet to make sure their
systems work together. - if anyone else has Open resources that
interoperate with some of the above and provide complementary functionality
feel free to post to one of the lists.
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