W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org > December 2006

Open source license for the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) ontology

From: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 18:53:12 -0500
Message-ID: <457F40E8.6070808@oracle.com>
To: "'public-semweb-lifesci'" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

FYI. This is slightly old news, but I don't remember
seeing an earlier post to the list.


> Friends and colleagues,
> In response to the increasing demand from the life science and
> biomedical informatics communities and the private industry for an anatomy
> ontology
> that can empower computer applications in biomedicine and provide a
> basic science framework for the integration of biological data from
> different
> sources, the University of Washington and the FMA Ontology Research team
> hereby release the open source license for the Foundational Model of
> Anatomy (FMA) ontology and grant licensees a perpetual, worldwide,
> non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, copyright license to reproduce,
> publicly display, publicly perform, prepare modifications of, and
> distribute the FMA ontology with or without modifications.
> For more information on the availability, terms and conditions of the
> license and on how to access and download the Release version of the FMA
> ontology please visit the FMA Ontology Research Project site at
> http://fma.biostr.washington.edu/license
> It is our intent to provide the FMA as an open source to stimulate,
> foster and promote greater collaboration and interaction between research
> efforts in the development of biomedical ontologies and their applications,
> computational applications for basic science and clinical domains of
> biology as well as all areas of health care delivery and management.
> I will be happy to answer any question you may have regarding the
> license, content or implementation of the FMA Ontology.
> Sincerely,
> Onard Mejino MD
> FMA Ontology Research Project
> Structural Informatics Group
> Department of Biological Structure
> University of Washington School of Medicine
> Seattle, WA 98195
> Office: 206-543-7118  FAX: 206-543-1524
Received on Tuesday, 12 December 2006 23:55:28 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:20:21 UTC