Despite the I3C’s assurances that it is working to benefit the entire informatics community, some open source developers remain skeptical that the consortium’s final specifications will be in line with their work. Moby, a project led by Mark Wilkinson of the Plant Biotechnology Institute of the National Research Council of Canada, is gaining ground among researchers seeking an open source solution to the database interoperability problem.

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