At the Two-Year Mark, the Clock is Ticking On the I3C as LSID Spec Gains Traction | GenomeWeb

Two years ago this month, Sun Microsystems announced the first plans for an industry-wide consortium to develop and promote open standards for interoperability in the life sciences. Now, the Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium, or I3C, has reached a critical point in its development: Even as its first reference implementation, the Life Science Identifier, is being adopted in some key bioinformatics resources, criticism of the group’s direction and doubts about its chances of success continue to spread unabated throughout the life science community.

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