Success: Fedora Project Exceeds 2015 Fundraising Goal

Tue, 2015-12-01 09:11 -- carol

Winchester, MA  As 2015 comes to a close DuraSpace is pleased to announce that the Fedora Project’s annual membership campaign total now stands at $563,750, which exceeds the 2015 fundraising goal of $560,000!  We are extremely grateful to members of the Fedora Leadership Group who have actively participated in securing the financial support that will be required to:

  • continue efforts to simplify migration from Fedora 3 to 4;

  • develop, design and deliver Fedora 4 training opportunities - i.e. international Fedora 4 workshops, Fedora Camp, and developer-focused training;

  • support U.S. and international Fedora user group meetings;

  • continue to develop Fedora 4 features and maintain the code base.

These projected 2016 efforts are being planned by the Fedora Leadership Group to increase global adoption and awareness of Fedora 4.  As the open source repository software designed to meet the emerging needs of the academic research community now and in the future, Fedora 4 features include vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of use and more. The latest release is available here:

Thank you Fedora Leaders!

Fedora’s successful 2015 fundraising efforts would not have been possible without support and guidance from members of the Fedora Leadership Group:  http://fedorarepository.org/leadership-group

About the Fedora Project

Fedora (http://fedorarepository.org) is an open source project that provides flexible, extensible and durable digital object management software. First released in 2004, it has hundreds of adopters worldwide, with deep roots in the research, scientific, intellectual and cultural heritage communities. It is supported by its community of users, and stewarded by DuraSpace.

How Does DuraSpace Help?

The DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org) organization is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access and discovery of digital data. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, "Committed to our digital future."

DuraSpace works collaboratively with organizations that use Fedora to advance the design, development and sustainability of the project. As a non-profit, DuraSpace provides technical leadership, sustainability planning, fundraising, community development, marketing and communications, collaborations and strategic partnerships, and administration.

 
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