In Support of Wikipedia

January 17, 2012

Many of you will be aware of the proposed web blackout in response to the Stop Online Piracy Act which is currently going through the U.S. House of Representatives (you can read the BBC’s explanation of the Act here). If this Act is enforced, it has far-reaching consequences for the overall freedom of the internet. Editors of the English Wikipedia have taken the decision to close the English Wikipedia for 24 hours, starting at 0500 hrs on Wednesday 18th January. To respect this protest, we will also be making our Wikipedia content unavailable during this time.

You’ll still be able to access all the non-Wikipedia content – that is, all the covariance models and HMMs describing families, domain graphics, full and seed alignments, as well as our species trees.

Posted by Sarah and Alex

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