Resolution 2012-09-28.jb.1: Open Bioinformatics Foundation as associated project

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of October 11, 2012. Hilmar Lapp accepted on behalf of Open Bioinformatics Foundation during the same meeting.


  1. Open Bioinformatics Foundation (hereafter OBF) is a substantial and significant Free Software project.

  2. OBF developers would like SPI's support and assistance, including taking donations, and holding trademarks and domain names.


  1. OBF is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project, according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects, SPI Resolution 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of which can be found at

  2. The president of the OBF is recognized by SPI as the SPI liaison for OBF. At the time of this resolution, that president is Hilmar Lapp. This president is elected according to the bylaws at:

  3. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is approved by the SPI Board.