New proposed tag: "industry"

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#1

Background

At a recent workshop of the Euro-Bioimaging Industry Board, @sbesson and I reported on the upcoming support for pyramidal TIFFs in #bio-formats (see Bio-Formats 6 update). Industry attendees reported not having been aware of the effort. In a discussion of what the best way to discuss with members of industry would be, a single category/tag here on https://forums.image.sc was suggested.

Discussion during the DevDays at I2K yesterday suggested just doing it.

Use

Open to discussion below, but I’d propose to use #industry for the following types of posts:

  • Blog posts / announcement that #industry should be aware of
  • Questions to #industry about how software works (e.g. what algorithm is being used, etc)
  • Posts by #industry to clearly mark their source

Bio-Formats 6 update has been updated to include the tag. Happy to hear what people think.

~Josh


#2

Hi Josh,

at least we at ZEISS were aware that you guys are working on the pyramidal OME-TIFF, but to be honest we maybe were not paying enough attention to the timeline. Luckily we are already using BioFormats inside our software, so I think we are good to go here (I hope).

On the other side we also published new ways to integrate CZI in open-source tools (see https://github.com/zeiss-microscopy). And we plan to also release a basic python wrapper for libCZI out soon, but we also will need here the support of the community (use it and improve it).

So I like the idea of the #industry tag and will surely watch out for it.