Senior Software Engineer
Johns Hopkins University
Director of Software Development in Information Technology Services
Pennsylvania State University
Manager, Software Systems Development and Research
University of Maryland at College Park
Fedora 4 is a collaboratively designed repository system developed by a community of stakeholders. New features and tools are proposed openly to the community, and interested parties contribute resources to make them a reality. In 2015, four new features were selected for this process by community members: Audit Service, WebAccessControl authorization, an API (application program interface) extension architecture, and support for asynchronous storage media. Many institutions have started migrating their existing Fedora collections to Fedora 4 using open source tools created by Fedora community members in order to take advantage of the new features and opportunities that Fedora 4 delivers. This panel will provide an overview of some of the most exciting new features, as well as a discussion on migrating from earlier versions of Fedora to Fedora 4 and going into production with this new platform.