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Description: Fedora is a robust, modular, open source repository system for the management and dissemination of digital content. It is especially suited for digital libraries and archives, both for access and preservation. It is also used to provide specialized access to very large and complex digital collections of historic and cultural materials as well as scientific data. Fedora has a worldwide installed user base that includes academic and cultural heritage organizations, universities, research institutions, university libraries, national libraries, and government agencies.History:  Fedora was originally developed at Cornell University in 1998 based on the Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture (Fedora) paper written by Sandy Payette and Carl Lagoze. Fedora became a DuraSpace project in 2009 when the Fedora Commons and DSpace organizations merged to form DuraSpace.Cost:  Open source software, no charge. Fedora is distributed under the terms of the Apache 2.0 open source license.Use case highlight: Fedora is used by libraries, archives, museums, and research organizations all over the world to manage, preserve, and provide access to a wide variety of digital content. Fedora is flexible enough to support both simple and complex use cases, and can be integrated with many other applications and