This week, the Linux Foundation, a non-profit consortium that supports the Linux operating system, announced that the publicly available version of Selventa's Biological Expression Language, OpenBEL, is now one of its collaborative projects.

For an annual $100,000 membership fee, the Linux Foundation will provide a collaborative and organizational framework for the OpenBEL project that includes access to "important services" as well as experience in open source project development and governance.

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