"There are many services popping up on the Internet
allowing you to store data about yourself or the projects you are
working on. One of the most popular among the development community
is GitHub: a distributed version control system mainly for software
development allowing you to share and collaborate with others
"While GitHub can be paid for as a service for private projects,
open source projects get hosted for free. So there is a general mix
of both types of project and over 1.7 million repositories
currently stored on the service.
"Manu Sporny, founder and CEO of Digital Bazaar, has decided to
use GitHub to store a project of a very different nature. Rather
than a piece of software, he is listing his own genetic data as an
open source project. He has released all his rights to the data and
made around 1 million of his genetic markers public domain."