It is interesting to see how new views are building up as more authors join the initiative to develop the draft standards paper. It is also fascinating to see them experiment with new tools and services for a diverse author group. There is now an active discussion page for authors and referees of the standards paper at Wikigenes. A collection of relevant supporting papers has been assembled on Mendeley. It would be great if the corresponding authors have time to submit a revised draft to Nature Precedings before the authoring deadline so that we can see how the reference copy has evolved.