Apache Taverna: Sustaining research software at the Apache Software Foundation

Stian Soiland-Reyes, Ian Dunlop, Alan R Williams, Apache Taverna Team

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    Apache Taverna is a scientific workflow system, encompassing a graphical workbench, command line tools,server and APIs. Although Taverna was conceived for bioinformatics, its user base also encompasses domains such as astronomy, digital preservation, biodiversity and virtual physiology. Taverna has been an open source project since 2003, developed by the myGrid consortium and originally led by the University of Manchester and EMBL-EBI. In October 2014, Taverna became an incubating project at the Apache Software Foundation.Here we describe our motivation for changing the governance and ownership of the Taverna project, and reflect on our experience and challenges in transitioning a University-led research software activity to an open development process and building a wider developer community.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventBioinformatics Open Source Conference - ISMB 2015, Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 10 Jun 201511 Jun 2015
    Conference number: 2015


    ConferenceBioinformatics Open Source Conference
    Abbreviated titleBOSC
    Internet address


    • taverna
    • apache
    • open source


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