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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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:
-A new Connection API.
-Significantly better standards compliance with RDF.
London, UK The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has opened an Ideascale web site to encourage discussion towards defining repositories to feed into JISC repositories architecture work. To manage this discussion JISC is trying out Ideascale which is designed to “crowdsource” ideas, or manage large, distributed collaboration among undefined groups of people using Web 2.0 technologies.
The July/August issue of The DSpace Foundation’s monthly publication “NewSpace” features an interview with Baoyao Zhou from HP Labs China about the Virtual Olympic Museum and in-depth DSpace feature focus, “Indexing Full Text Documents”.
Ithaca NY Fedora Commons is one of several Supporting Organizations for the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 that will be held November 17 and 18 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.