Kai Strnad, FIZ Karlsruhe, to Lead Fedora Repository 3.3 Release
Submitted by on Tue, 2009-10-27 14:39
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA With pride in the community participation that powers open source repository platform development, DuraSpace and the Fedora Commons Repository Project are pleased to announce that Kai Strnad will serve as Community Release Manager for the upcoming release of Fedora Repository 3.3.
Kai is a Software Engineer with FIZ Karlsruhe, and has been a member of the eSciDoc (https://www.escidoc.org/) Team since early 2008. His current roles include performance and scalability, eSciDoc core framework, development and other eSciDoc and Fedora-related projects.
Non-profit organizations dedicated to open source development depend on community contributions both from individuals and the organizations that support them. The willingness of skilled community members like Kai Stnad and others to participate in the overall direction and details of delivering an integrated platform upgrade is appreciated by all who benefit from the improvements. Eric S. Raymond, a long-time open source analyst, observed in his 1997 essay “The Cathedral and the Bazaar,” that programmers who freely share their code drive Internet culture and innovation because their contributions allow open source software to undergo constant improvement by users and developers.
About FIZ Karlsruhe
FIZ Karlsruhe (http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/) is a non-profit service institution for research whose task is to make sci-tech information published all over the world available to the public and to provide related services. As an international service partner to science and research, FIZ Karlsruhe provides expertise in handling all issues related to information transfer and knowledge management required for research and development. The FIZ Karlsruhe mission is to support and promote science by offering innovative information services. FIZ Karlsruhe is a member institute of the Leibniz Association (WGL).
For more information about how to participate in the release of Fedora Repository 3.3 please visit: http://www.fedora-commons.org/confluence/display/FCREPO/Fedora+3.3+-+Call+for+Participation.