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  • Chris Awre 
  • Danny Bernstein 
  • Robert Cartolano 
  • Aaron Choate
  • Sayeed Choudhury
  • Stefano Cossu
  • Tom Cramer
  • Joanna DiPasquale 
  • Jon Dunn
  • Karen Estlund
  • Maude Francis
  • Neil Jefferies
  • Mark Jordan
  • Danny Lamb
  • Steve Marks
  • Rosalyn Metz 
  • Tom Murphy 
  • Este Pope 
  • Robin Ruggaber 
  • Doron Shalvi 
  • Tim Shearer
  • Dustin Slater
  • Roger Smith 
  • Erin Tripp
  • Jennifer Vinopal
  • Ben Wallberg (star)
  • Evviva Weinraub Carolyn Caizzi
  • Jared Whiklo
  • David Wilcox
  • Andrew Woods
  • Maurice York
  • Patrick Yott




Fedora Leaders meeting at CNI

  • Check-in on pre-meeting report
    • Has each Vision and Strategy sub-group provided a summary of their group's activities in the pre-meeting report?
    • Are there any other preparations we need to do prior to the meeting?

Technical update

  • Fedora 5.0.0-RC2
  • Plans for full release
New Interoperability with Interfolio?Tim/Rosalyn

2019 Conferences and Events

  • What events should we prioritize, particularly with regard to promoting Fedora 5.0?
  • Feedback from Fedora/Samvera Camp Berlin
Samvera / Fedora collaboration opportunityAndrew

Previous Action Items

  • All: Explore how to bring better cross-effort alignment between Fedora and other repository efforts.
  • Andrew Woods / David Wilcox: send budget information for slack
  • Robin Lindley Ruggaber take discussion back to Samvera SG to gain commitment for implementing Samvera over Fedora5.
  • Stefano Cossu: Draft letter about Strategy and Vision (may want to wait until after leaders at CNI Fall 2018). 
  • All: Raise the topic of how to get better data on who is installing/using what versions of Fedora with the Communication and Community strategy groups.
  • Mentors should reach out to new leaders.
  • David Wilcox Create Technology Working Group update for the Dec. 12 meeting.
  • Stefano Cossu Create Communications Working Group update for the Dec. 12 meeting. 
  • Governance Group - Review subgroups and organization.
  • Maurice to send out an email to Fedora Leadership with details of the funding challenge.
  • Everyone should review and fill out their section of the Pre Meeting Report


  1. Putting together pre-meeting report
    1. Product Technology (David) - ready
    2. Product Position (Robin & Rosalyn) - ready
    3. Communication, Outreach, and Marketing (Dustin) - content coming soon
    4. Community (Este) - per Karen - can't do a lot of community work until the community is established, David will check with Este on any other updates
    5. Governance and Business Model (Jennifer) - updates coming soon
    6. David will finalize on Dec 3 or 4 and send out
    7. Andrew will finalize the technology update
    8. Rosalyn was asked to write something similar for a Samvera roadmap white paper; will copy some of the pre-meeting report language; uncertain of the objectives of the white paper; will run it by David; need some usage/implementation statistics from David
  1. Technical update
    1. Fedora 5.0.0-RC2 - Danny - RC1 was out for over a week, 5 or 6 issues have been addressed, and RC2 was released yesterday. 5.0.0 release scheduled for Dec 10, barring any major issues; the Fedora API Specification Candidate Recommendation 2 will be released within a day or two; Fedora 5.0.0 does not fully align, complies with almost all of specification, likely resolved in 5.1.  The missing items are not know to be used by anyone currently.
  2. New Interoperability with Interfolio?
    1. Robin talked with Erin Maher?? from Interfolio about possible repository integrations; Rosalyn and Tim discussed the highly decentralized faculty profiling/reporting at their institutions.  Neither can influence the platform selection but will try to inject repository integration into the conversation and can highlight Interfolio's interest in cooperating on integration development.  Interfolio current only has DSpace integrations and expressed to Interfolio an interest in developing a Fedora integration. Action: possible survey on community use of profiling/reporting systems
    2. Robin - proposed adding Interoperability to the Roadmap? Report? Andrew - what is the level of interest in making this a priority?  Discussion of the nature of API and standardization for the integration. Not necessarily the new Fedora API. Tools for standard protocol which works across applications not currently available.
    3. Action: Rosalyn and Robin roll this into the Ecosystem part of Product Position
  3. 2019 Conferences and Events
    1. Are there any conferences or events on or off the list which should be highlighted given recent developments in Fedora 5 and the API Specification.  What about Educause? There seems to be good opportunity for promoting Fedora in the higher-ed use case. Discussion of a troubling trend in CNI, increasingly focused towards scholarly communication and less of the technical conversation, so maybe more of us should be going to Educause.   David will add Educause.
    2. Feedback from Fedora/Samvera Camp Berlin had a successful and productive joint Samvera/Fedora camp with strong attendance; takeaways: 1) several archives in attendance and wanted to know what things look like on disk (a la OCFL) and want to know more when transparent persistence is available 2) ingest performance for loading lots of content with unqualified good performance is a high priority.  Note that Fedora 5 lays the groundwork for ModeShape replacement to target the performance issues. Membership growth from this geographic/language area has grown already with continued growth expected. Continuing with one Fedora camp and one Fedora/Samvera combined camp per year.

  4. Samvera / Fedora collaboration opportunity

    1. Samvera community is making a "single ask"?? in moving the Hyrax roadmap forward. Seems to be a fair overlap between the Fedora and Samvera leadership. Discussion over the non-mention of Fedora in the Hyrax Roadmap.  ActiveFedora noted as the biggest problem which needs to be addressed; Valkyrie/Fedora IS mentioned in the resourcing discussion; what will it take to move Hyrax to Valkyrie. Should we put time and energy into the Valkyrie sprints?

Action Items 

  • Rosalyn Metz  will use some of the language in the pre-meeting report to contribute to a Samvera roadmap white paper; David Wilcox will provide some usage/implementation statistics and read through before submission
  • David Wilcox will check with Este for any other Community updates for the pre-meeting report
  • Who?? Possible survey of community use of faculty profiling/reporting systems
  • Rosalyn Metz and Robin Lindley Ruggaber will add Integrations into the Ecosystem part of Product Position
  • David Wilcox will add Educause to the list of 2019 Conferences and Events