Library Chief Technology Officer
University of Virginia
In 2012, Fedora stakeholders embarked on a three year mission to revitalize the Fedora project with a fresh codebase, new contributors, and an updated vision and strategic plan. Dubbed Fedora Futures, this effort culminated in the release of Fedora 4.0 in 2015 and the beginning of a new era of Fedora development. Now that this new version of Fedora has been in production for a few years, it is time to revisit and update the vision, strategic plan, and product roadmap based on lessons learned and future needs. To this end, the Fedora Leadership Group held a full-day meeting at the 2017 Fall CNI Membership Meeting to work on a revised vision and strategic plan that will inform the product roadmap for 2019 and beyond. This project update will present the results of this planning process and discuss the recent accomplishments and next steps for Fedora, including the publication of a formal API specification, the development of community implementations of the specification, the next major software release, and project direction going forward.