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  • Julie Allinson
  • Chris Awre
  • Robert Cartolano
  • Aaron Choate
  • Stefano Cossu
  • Dan Coughlin 
  • Karen Estlund
  • Tom Cramer
  • Jon Dunn regrets
  • Declan Fleming 
  • Sarah Fredline
  • Mike Giarlo regrets
  • Wolfram Horstmann 
  • Neil Jefferies
  • Debra Kurtz
  • Susan Lafferty (star)
  • Mark Leggott
  • Jonathan Markow
  • Steve Marks
  • Tom Murphy
  • Sandy Payette
  • Matthias Razum
  • Glen Robson
  • Robin Lindley Ruggaber
  • Dan Santamaria
  • Kelcy Shepherd
  • Thorny Staples
  • Jim Tuttle
  • Keith Webster
  • Evviva Weinraub
  • David Wilcox
  • Andrew Woods
  • Maurice York
  • Patrick Yott




Membership update

  • New members
    • RMIT (Bronze)
    • Vassar College (Bronze)
  • Upgrades
    • Arizona State (Silver to Gold)
    • Art Institute of Chicago (Bronze to Silver)
    • Johns Hopkins (Silver to Gold)
    • Ohio State (Gold to Platinum)
  • Prospects and leads to follow up on


DGI announcement of Fedora3 plans  

Steering Group nominations

  • Nominations will close on Friday, July 8
Import/Export feature sprint (announcement)Andrew 
Alignment of WebAC between Fedora 4 and HydraAndrew 

Previous Actions

  • Lets pilot a Hackathon for Fedora Developers in late 2015 or early 2016

  • David Wilcox to begin capturing, curating content for an "ambassadors" list of F4 implementations. Start a list / table in Confluence with updated case studies
  • All: send any additional comments on website content in to Leaders or the Elite Subcommittee

  • Tom CramerKaren Estlund, Steve Marks, Maurice York to revise Draft Agenda for CNI Pre-Session, redistribute to Leaders
  • David Wilcox will send email to Fedora lists to find out who else will be at upcoming European events and may be able to help organize meetings


Membership Update.

  • New members, new funding. 
  • David asks that each of us contact one prospect. He is happy to provide wording/boilerplate on request.
  • Particularly looking to attract members from the museusms, government and European user communities.

DGI Announcement re Fedora3 Plans

  • Considerable discussion on this and much speculation.
  • Clear that Islandora Foundation speaks for Islandora, though DGI is a major player.  
  • DGI looking for commercial solution as a vendor, perhaps modifying Fedora3 or building a completely new backend. Although they seem to be trying to address what Fedora 4 is delivering. Perhaps looking for higher performance.
  • DGI not saying they don't support Fedora 4. But press release expected soon to clarify their position.  
  • Melissa at Islandora Foundation seems willing to make a strong statement in support of Fedora and CLAW. Islandora Foundation has a new technical lead commencing in August.
  • Opportunity for us to express support for Islandora Foundation.  .
  • Action - Debra to coordinate with Declan and Robin for a subgroup of Leadership Group to meet with DGI to clarify DGI's direction re Fedora, and perhaps an opportunity for us to apply some pressure.
  • Important that we support Islandora Foundation and perhaps help them clarify their message re Fedora.

Steering Group Nominations

  • 3 positions open (rotating a third of the group) - only members of Leadership group can nominate or be nominated.  Open until 8th July - extended a week
  • Members can nominate self or another member of Leadership group. David will then seek statements from nominees.
  • Then election.
  • Should be wrapped up by end of month.

Import/Export feature sprint

  • Fedora import/export sprint coming up- basic requirements being collected.
  • We're all encouraged to join the two week sprint later this year.   
  • Also if we have requirements please add notes to requirements
  • Andrew to send message after 6th July, after clarification with Penn State re Hydra import/export and Fedora import/export.

Alignment of Web Access Controls between Fedora 4 and Hydra

  • Theoretically we are aligned - but actively in process of verifying this.
  • Small barriers with having Hydra verify updates to Fedora.
  • Tighter collaboration between the two communities.


Next Hackathon will be after next significant release of Fedora 4. Will concentrate on performance and scalability.



debra hanken kurtz to coordinate with Declan Fleming and  Robin Lindley Ruggaber for a  small subset of Leadership group to meet with DGI to clarify situation re Islandora and 'Fedora3 alternative'.