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Amazon’s web services customers have been alerted to early details about a new content delivery service that is currently in development and expected to be widely available before the end of the year
This new service will provide a high performance method of distributing content to end users, and will give customers low latency and high data transfer rates when they access objects. The initial release will help developers and businesses who need to deliver popular, publicly readable content over HTTP connections. The goal is to create a content delivery service that:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-18 11:33

Ithaca, NY Fedora Commons has grown since the non-profit organization, home of popular Fedora open source software, launched in August of 2007. To keep pace with users and developers who are participating in innovative initiatives leading to groundbreaking technical releases, as well as with those who are creating community-sponsored meeting and events, Fedora Commons is pleased to announce the release of a new homepage and a new collaborative Wiki.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-15 17:32

Edinburgh, Scotland Those interested in the likely future development of repositories will be interested in video and PowerPoint presentations of the event which are now available at http://www.repositoryfringe.org.

Repository Fringe 2008, funded by JISC and hosted by the University of Edinburgh, was held from August 31 - September 1. Researchers were on hand to exchange ideas on the best way’s for repository data to be collected, stored and made accessible.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-10 17:24

Read HatCheck online here. Subscribe to HatCheck RSS  here. Back issues are available here.  HatCheck is a quarterly newsletter published by Fedora Commons by and for communities of Fedora users, developers, vendors and decision makers provided to facilitate the exchange of news, events, information and achievements.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-09 14:09

This update release addresses an issue that appeared in 2.0.4 when building from source on Windows. A new default configuration file for mulgara-core is included allowing it to start a basic server without any manual configuration.
Fixes:

  • Removed a symlink that documented javacc as version 4.0. A poorly written task was trying to pick up this link as a real file, which doesn’t work on Windows.
  • Fixed the namespace map in the RDF/XML writer so it can’t accidentally use a generated URI in an export.

Cleanup:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-08 10:14

Ithaca, NY Today Fedora Commons released version 3.0 of the popular Fedora software that completes all general release features.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-05 12:44

By Thornton Staples With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the WGBH Media Library and Archives has embarked on a 20-month project that will (1) utilize scholarly input to design and pilot an online media archive content delivery system for research and classroom use, and (2) construct a preliminary business plan with the aid of a business consultant.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-03 17:24

Repository managers and developers who maintain large collections of digital objects over time who will be attending the Aarhus Fedora EU User Group Meeting will be interested in a BOF discussion scheduled for Sep 18, 2008 right after the DORSDL2 Workshop at ECDL 2008 (Aarhus, Denmark), or later in the evening (exact time to be announced).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-02 18:06

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 2008-08-29 12:54

Fedora Commons has re-launched all 671 pages from the old wiki site at fedora.info 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.
http://fedora-commons.org, click on the red “wiki” button on the upper right of the web page
http://fedora-commons.org/confluence/, direct link to the new Fedora Commons wiki

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-08-28 15:24