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By Dan Davis Fedora 3.0 was released at the end of July closely followed by a maintenance update of Fedora 2.2.3. Our next efforts focus on three fronts: (1) improving Fedora Common’s software, (2) dramatically increasing support for light-weight Web applications and (3) building an open source software development community. Not surprisingly all three of these fronts provide opportunities for cross fertilization.

Submitted by Anonymous on September 2, 2008

What do attendees learn at a “Repository Institute?” Matt Zumwalt, Media Shelf, reflected on presentations and discussions at the recent Red Island Repository Institute held at the University of Prince Edward Island Aug. 11-15, 2008 in his Media Shelf Blog:

Submitted by Anonymous on August 29, 2008

Fedora Commons has re-launched all 671 pages from the old wiki site at with Atlassian’s Confluence enterprise wiki software to continue to enable the community to work together to create Fedora’s cutting-edge open source repository framework., click on the red “wiki” button on the upper right of the web page, direct link to the new Fedora Commons wiki

Submitted by Anonymous on August 28, 2008

Ithaca, NY  Today Fedora Commons released version 2.2.3 of the popular Fedora software that includes the repair of a serious security defect and several bug fixes. Dan Davis, Chief Software Architect, Fedora Commons, explained, “Every installation of Fedora 2 should update to 2.2.3 due to the security update.

Submitted by Anonymous on August 7, 2008

Aarhus, Denmark The first official Fedora EU User Group meeting will be held in Aarhus, Denmark, on Friday September 19, 2008 in conjunction with the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) conference.
For those who wish to, the meeting will start informally Thursday night
with dinner at a restaurant. Participation is free, including lunch and coffee Friday. Dinner on Thursday night is at your own expense.

Submitted by Anonymous on August 5, 2008

Washington, D.C. Today two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, the DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons, announced plans to combine strengths to work on joint initiatives that will more closely align their organizations’ goals and better serve both open source repository communities in the coming months.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 29, 2008

San Diego, CA The iRODS 1.1 storage module for Fedora has been tested and now is ready for release. The software, both irodsLowLevel.jar and Jargon.jar, can be downloaded

Submitted by Anonymous on July 28, 2008

Got a minute, or two? Join Fedora Commons lead developer Chris Wilper on You Tube as he takes you on a quick tour of how to install and test a Fedora Repository–in two minutes. His simple, clear instructions will have you up and running with Fedora, almost right now!

Submitted by Anonymous on July 24, 2008

The Mulgara development community is pleased to announce the release of Mulgara v2.0.0. Mulagara software is a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java.
Mulgara can be downloaded from the project website at:
This release marks the end of the development process that occurred through v2.0.0-alpha and v2.0.0-beta. Version 2.0.0 introduces:
-SPARQL querying.
-A new Connection API.
-Significantly better standards compliance with RDF.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 24, 2008