The ‘open source hype’ has lead to countless bioinformatics open source tools, some of them mere ‘code dumps’, others highly active collaborative projects, with or without a (large) user base, in many different programming languages
Many projects are interesting, but have no documentation, or the source code is in bad shape (lack of software engineering skills among bioinformaticians)
Abundance of non-interoperable web-enabled databases further complicates this picture.

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