|Melissa Anez||Islandora Foundation||Project and Community Manager|
|Chris Awre||University of Hull||Head of Information Services|
As a long-term adopter of Fedora (since 2005), and advocate for its use in the UK, I have championed the benefits of Fedora as a digital repository platform and supported those exploring its use for a variety of different purposes. I believe in the repository platform being considered as infrastructure rather than application, and seek to refresh how repositories are viewed institutionally to better establish them in this way. I am also a founder member of the Hydra Project (now Samvera Community) in 2008 and recognise the important link between Fedora and the services making use of it to exploit its capabilities as a key element of the future of Fedora. In continuing with a role on the Leadership Group I would look to better understand and support the development of the community as it moves to Fedora 6, highlighting the strengths that make Fedora a valuable investment.
|Thomas Bernhart||Docuteam GmbH||Project Manager|