Higher limits over the fusion orbit category
The fusion orbit category F‾C(G) of a discrete group G over a collection C is the category whose objects are the subgroups H in C, and whose morphisms H→K are given by the G-maps G/H→G/K modulo the action of the centralizer group CG(H). We show that the higher limits over F‾C(G) can be computed using the hypercohomology spectral sequences coming from the Dwyer G-spaces for centralizer and normalizer decompositions for G. If G is the discrete group realizing a saturated fusion system F, then these hypercohomology spectral sequences give two spectral sequences that converge to the cohomology of the centric orbit category Oc(F). This allows us to apply our results to the sharpness problem for the subgroup decomposition of a p-local finite group. We prove that the subgroup decomposition for every p-local finite group is sharp (over F-centric subgroups) if it is sharp for every p-local finite group with nontrivial center. We also show that for every p-local finite group (S,F,L), the subgroup decomposition is sharp if and only if the normalizer decomposition is sharp.