[Biopython-dev] Biopython 2017 Project Update talk @ BOSC 2017, Prague?

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 12 10:05:15 UTC 2017

I've attached the PDF as of this commit, comments welcome (ideally


I'd like to include something about on going efforts to encourage contributions
with our inclusive acknowledgement practice, and highlight Biopython 1.69's
record 49 named contributors and 28 newcomers, while balancing this being
8 months worth of work (longer than usual, but Biopython 1.67 was also 8
months worth and not as many names).

That's what this tweet https://twitter.com/Biopython/status/850344505253531650
aimed to do:

> Biopython 1.69 released with 8 months worth of work - thank you to record
> 49 named contributors inc 28 newcomers 🐍🎉😀
> https://news.open-bio.org/2017/04/07/biopython-1-69-released/

Any wording suggestions? We need to submit this tomorrow!


On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 11:03 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> We've started working on the abstract for BOSC 2017 here (the
> same repository Christian used last year),
> https://github.com/cbrueffer/talks/tree/master/2017_BOSC/abstract
> In terms of the talk authorship, listing all the Biopython contributors
> since BOSC 2016 seems impractical - although not impossible with
> some small font and inventive layout?
> My personal preference is we list the talk presenter(s), anyone
> making a substantial contribution to the talk slides, and finally "the
> Biopython Contributors" (which could be a link to the CONTRIB file).
> Currently the list is Sourav, Christian, me, and the Biopython
> Contributors - reflecting who is likely to give the talk.
> Note that assuming the abstract is accepted, there is a window of
> opportunity to revise the authorship list along with addressing any
> comments from the reviewers.
> Peter
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 6:39 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Sourav,
>> Thanks for coming forward. You are now an official contributor, and
>> since so far only Christian has expressed an interest as a reserve
>> speaker, this could work :)
>> ...
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