Talk:Fedora Commons

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There is no need to tie this article so heavily to UVA, although the software is used there, and was heavily developed there, Fedora is a collaborative effort among several universities, not just UVA.

I have submitted a new version of the article on the Fedora project that I hope will be less problematic. As a participant in Fedora implementation at the University of Virginia Library I used language in the previous version of the article from the Fedora site that all participants have been using to describe the project.

While the Encyclopedia of Chicago was assembled using Fedora, all pages were extracted from the repository and it is now delivered as a static web site. My understanding is that Fedora does not handle the actual delivery of the site's content. Perhaps an explanation should be included in the article?

Rename to Fedora Commons ?[edit]

Which name should be the article's title ? The article's body uses "Fedora" and "FEDORA" while the official website uses "FedoraCommons" for its splash image, "Fedora Commons" for its web page title and SourceForge project name, "Fedora" in the documentation and when associated with a version number, "fedora-commons" in the URL and SourceForge project identifier. The older website uses "fedora", "FEDORA" and "Fedora Project". Since "Fedora Commons" seems to be the most used name for recent information, including, I will rename the article to "Fedora Commons" if no objection is raised. Nicolas1981 (talk) 16:42, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

fedora name dispute[edit]


"When Red Hat, Inc. filed a trademark request for the name "Fedora" to be associated with their Linux operating system project in 2005, Cornell and UVA formally disputed the request. As a final settlement, all parties settled on a co-existence agreement that stated that the Cornell-UVA project could use the name when clearly associated with open source software for digital object repository systems and that Red Hat could use the name when it was clearly associated with open source computer operating systems. The transferable agreement stipulated that each project must display the following text on their web site:

Red Hat, Inc. offers open source computer software for operating computer systems under the mark FEDORA Project. The FEDORA Project of Cornell University and the University of Virginia is not affiliated, connected, or associated with the FEDORA Project of Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat, Inc. does not sponsor, approve of, or endorse the FEDORA Project of Cornell University and the University of Virginia." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:24, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

AfD needing content knowledge[edit]

Please consider providing content knowledge at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hydra (digital repository).  Thank you, Unscintillating (talk) 14:59, 10 July 2016 (UTC)