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Subject: Re: Fwd: NEWS RELEASE: Fedora Commons/Sun StorageTek (TM) 5800 System

This information forwarded by Carl related to Fedora project from 
Cornel. Nikola were these the folks you contacted a few years ago to see if
they would build on top of regrep? What was the outcome of that discussion?

carl mattocks wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Carol Minton Morris* <clt6@cornell.edu <mailto:clt6@cornell.edu>>
> Date: Nov 13, 2007 9:53 AM
> Subject: NEWS RELEASE: Fedora Commons/Sun StorageTek (TM) 5800 System
> To: semantic-web@w3.org <mailto:semantic-web@w3.org>
> Fedora Commons: Sandy Payette
> (607) 255-9222, payette@cs.cornell.edu <mailto:payette@cs.cornell.edu>
> Carol Minton Morris,
> (607) 255-2702, clt6@cornell.edu <mailto:clt6@cornell.edu>
> http://www.fedora-commons.org <http://www.fedora-commons.org/>
> *
> *
> *Fedora Commons Integrates Its Software Platform with the Sun 
> StorageTek(TM) 5800 System*
> Ithaca, New York, November 13, 2007 - Fedora Commons , a non-profit 
> organization which provides sustainable technologies to create, 
> manage, publish, share and preserve digital information assets, 
> announced today plans to integrate the Fedora Commons software 
> platform with the Sun StorageTek(TM) 5800 System. This collaboration 
> provides a substantial opportunity to advance open systems for durable 
> access to the digital information assets, which increasingly forms the 
> basis for our intellectual, organizational, scientific and cultural 
> heritage. 
> The Fedora Commons free, open-source software platform uses a 
> service-oriented architecture that enables the creation of 
> collaborative, integrated information spaces where any information 
> entity can be linked to any other entity. The StorageTek 5800 system 
> has advanced data integrity, resilience and failure tolerance over 
> other storage system designs, and includes customer-defined arbitrary 
> metadata indexing and search. Customers can seamlessly scale, saving 
> millions of dollars in administrative costs over traditional storage, 
> and be assured of an advanced level of data availability.
> During the creation or authoring of intellectual works, changes occur 
> rapidly, but over their lifecycle these works become fixed information 
> assets.  New scholarship is built upon earlier works and new science 
> is built upon other research. Without durable access to previous 
> works, research progress cannot be sustained.  Unless key digital 
> assets such as datasets and analyses are reliably kept and their 
> authenticity is guaranteed, the scientific method may be compromised 
> and the results may be questioned.  The StorageTek 5800 provides a 
> powerful capability to handle fixed unstructured information assets.
> The Fedora Commons software platform and StorageTek 5800 architecture 
> form a natural synergy for the creation, management, use and care of 
> fixed information.  Both systems recognize that, over time, all 
> technologies and formats change.  Dan Davis, Fedora Commons Chief 
> Software Architect, notes, "We must develop an open-ended, 
> evolutionary, interoperable architecture, built upon open standards, 
> to ensure that our digital heritage remains accessible and useful, now 
> and in the future." 
> It is hard to imagine all the ways in which our digital information 
> assets will be used and how knowledge will be synthesized in the 
> future. Users and software applications must be free to use, fuse 
> (mash-up), and repurpose information in new and innovative ways.  Dan 
> Davis observed, "The StorageTek 5800 extensive and flexible support 
> for metadata closely integrated with the content is a natural enabler 
> for the Fedora Commons semantic linking and dissemination 
> capabilities. Using our offerings together will provide a 
> straightforward, easy way to support the entire information lifecycle 
> from creation to preservation, and to facilitate rapidly building 
> innovative applications or mash-ups while ensuring your information is 
> secure." 
> To learn more about Fedora and Sun solutions for digital content, 
> visit _http://www.fedora-commons.org_ <http://www.fedora-commons.org/> 
> and _http://sun.com/storagetek/_.  For more information contact Carol 
> Minton Morris at (607)255-2702.
> Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo and StorageTek are trademarks or 
> registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States 
> and other countries.
> -- 
> Carol Minton Morris
> Communications Director
> National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
> http://NSDL.org <http://nsdl.org/>
> Communications and Media Director
> Fedora Commons
> http://www.fedora-commons.org <http://www.fedora-commons.org/>
> Cornell Information Science
> 301 College Ave.
> Ithaca, NY 14850
> 607 255-2702
> clt6@cornell.edu <mailto:clt6@cornell.edu>
> -- 
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