[Pipet Devel] Re: Abstract on Piper/Loci for ISMB and BOSC

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Sat May 27 19:30:18 EDT 2000

Gary Van Domselaar wrote:
> My understanding was that Piper is data-independent.  Loci is the
> 'bioinformatics layer' that will run on top of Piper.  So would
> "Piper & Loci" A Distributied Platform for Linking  Bioinformatics
> Programs" be more appropriate.  We could then make the distinction between
> loci and piper.

BTW, I spoke to Gary about this when we met yesterday in Boston.  I agree with
Gary that Piper shouldn't be proposed as a bioinformatics-only system (some of
the wording gives that impression).  But I don't want to say "Piper/Loci"
either (Loci will be the name of a model collaboratory based on Piper and not
REALLY a software layer -- more on this later).

So, I think we should word it to say Piper CAN distribute bioinformatics
applications, rather than Piper IS SPECIFICALLY FOR distributing
bioinformatics applications.  How about this:

  "Distributing Bioinformatics Applications with Piper"


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