BioHDF is open-source software distributed under the same BSD license as HDF5. A copy of this license can be found here.
Geospiza's CTO Todd Smith has several in-depth blog posts about using BioHDF.
University of Illinois
BioHDF is currently funded as an internal project of The HDF Group.
National Institutes of Health
NIH SBIR Phase II Grant HG003792
BioHDF- Open Binary File Formats for Bioinformatics
Todd Smith (PI) Geospiza, Inc.
Mike Folk (PI for subcontract with The HDF Group)
March 2009 - February 2011