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Friday Jul 31, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 31 July 2015

We've had quite a productive week in ApacheLand --here's what happened:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Announcing Program for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe –EARLY REGISTRATION INCENTIVES END 1 AUGUST! http://s.apache.org/eg4

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Upcoming Board Meeting: 19 August. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 35,000+ weekly infrastructure checks yielded an awesome 99.91% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/

Apache NiFi™ –Big Data automation system acquires and delivers data easily, securely, and reliably across enterprise systems in real time.
 - Apache NiFi 0.2.1 released http://nifi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Portals™ Jetspeed –an Open Portal Platform and Enterprise Information Portal, written entirely in Open Source under the Apache license in Java and XML and based on open standards.
 - Apache Portals Jetspeed 2.3.0 released http://portals.apache.org/jetspeed-2/download.html

Apache SAMOA (Incubating) –a platform for mining Big Data streams.
 - Apache SAMOA 0.3.0-incubating released https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/samoa/0.3.0-incubating/

Apache Wicket™ –with proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing Web-apps simple and enjoyable again.
 - Apache Wicket v7.0 released https://wicket.apache.org


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that discontinued, abandoned, or retired codebases/projects are stored in the Apache Attic? The information is preserved at http://attic.apache.org/ for posterity, reference, and potential future re-activation, while keeping it clearly distinct from active work. 

 - Did you know that in addition to excellent sessions and networking opportunities those attending Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core in Budapest have much to enjoy in the city as well? http://www.corinthia.com/insider/2015/jul/24-hours-in-budapest

 - Did you know that the newly-designed Apache Projects page at https://projects.apache.org/ documents the evolution of the ASF's more than 300 projects, From Abdera to ZooKeeper, including charts, PMCs, languages, contributor trends, and more?


Apache Community Notices:

 - RIP, ASF Member Nóirín Plunkett https://www.apache.org/memorials/noirin.html

 - The updated list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - The Bangalore Apache Spark Meetup will be held 1 August in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/223706897/

 - Data+Visualization Detroit will hold BIG Data Analytics via Hadoop Hive Webinar on 1 August http://www.meetup.com/Data-Visualization-Detroit/events/223488118/

 - The Hands on Spark MeetUp will be held 2 August in Sunnyvale http://www.meetup.com/Hands-On-Hadoop-Hive-and-Apache-Pig-Learning/events/224252053/

 - Apache Spark will be featured in the Machine Learning Study Group on 2 August in San Diego http://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoAI/events/223988723/

 - "Apache Spark: Spark Streaming, Dataframes, Zeppelin and more" will be held 3 August in Tel Aviv-Yafo http://www.meetup.com/israel-spark-users/events/224140512/

 - The Cassandra MSP Meetup will be held 3 August in Minneapolis http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-St-Paul-Cassandra-Meetup/events/222802981/

 - "Intro to Data Base Columnation with Apache Parquet" will be held 3 August in Addison http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Data-Science/events/223517154/

 - The Summer CouchDB Meetup will be held 4 August in Boston http://www.meetup.com/CouchDB-Boston/events/223514352/

 - The Apache Flink Crash Course will be held 4 August in Chicago http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/223983664/

 - The CloudStack Silicon Valley MeetUp will be held 4 August in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/CloudStack-Silicon-Valley-User-Group/events/223921012/

 - "Hands on Introduction to Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Ambari & Pig: Part 1" will be held 4 August in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/HSquared-Hadoop-Hortonworks-User-Group/events/224152083/

 - Apache Samza will be featured at the Hadoop Users Group UK MeetUp on 5 August in London http://www.meetup.com/hadoop-users-group-uk/events/223836730/

 - Apache Hadoop, Kafka, and Spark will be featured at the Phoenix Hadoop User Group on 5 August in Tempe http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Hadoop-User-Group/events/223611800/

 - "Intro to Apache Spark for the Business Analyst" will be held 5 August in Washington, D.C. http://www.meetup.com/DC-Analytics-Meetup/events/223896875/

 - The Brighton Java MeetUp will feature "So why would I use a distributed database like Apache Cassandra?" on 5 August http://www.meetup.com/Brighton-Java/events/223867043/

 - The Berliner Apache Cordova Network will host the Hybrid Cordova Network on 5 August in Berlin http://www.meetup.com/Berliner-Apache-Cordova-Network/events/224231539/

 - The Tampa Bay Hadoop Users Group will present "Apache Spark - what is all the hype about?" on 6 August in St. Petersburg http://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Hadoop-Meetup-Group/events/222808783/

 - The Tokyo Spark Meetup will be held 6 August in Tokyo http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Spark-Meetup/events/223961183/

 - The Istanbul Spark Meetup will host "Hadoop ile Merhaba Dünya (Workshop)" on 8 August in Istanbul http://www.meetup.com/Istanbul-Spark-Meetup/events/223599737/

 - The Advanced Apache Spark Meetup will feature Apache Spark and Kafka on 10 August in Mountain View http://www.meetup.com/Advanced-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/223910462/

 - The Houston Hadoop Meetup Group will feature Apache Solr on 11 August http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Hadoop-Meetup-Group/events/223231943/

 - The Boston Area Cloud Foundry Meetup will feature Apache Mesos on 11 August in Cambridge http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Area-Cloud-Foundry-Meetup/events/224306788/

 - Code.Brew will feature "Enterprise Dataflow with Apache NiFi" on 13 August in Dulles http://www.meetup.com/Code-Brew/events/223935951/

 - The Seattle JS MeetUp will host "Apache Cordova and Maker.js" on 13 August http://www.meetup.com/seattlejs/events/220102652/

 - The NJ Data Science - Apache Spark MeetUp will present "Spark Streaming" on 13 August in Princeton http://www.meetup.com/nj-datascience/events/222851584/

 - The Big Data & NoSQL Meetup Hamburg will feature Apache Spark on 13 August http://www.meetup.com/BDNSHH/events/223963763/

 - The Bay Area Apache Flink Meetup announces a 20% discount code and presentation on Apache Flink at the Big Data Scala By the Bay Conference on 17 August in Oakland http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/224213826/

 - Beta Test Apache Cassandra Certification will be held 17 August in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/DataStax-Cassandra-South-Bay-Users/events/224269417/

 - The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos https://2015.texaslinuxfest.org/

 - The Big Data Innovation conference will feature an "Apache Innovation" track 9-10 September in Boston http://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-innovation-boston-2015/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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Friday Jul 24, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 July 2015

It's week 30 of the year --we're more than halfway through 2015. Here's what's we've been working on:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Announcing Program for ApacheCon™: Core Europe –REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! http://s.apache.org/31N

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Upcoming Board Meeting: 19 August. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 35,000+ weekly infrastructure checks yielded a nifty 99.17% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.3 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache NiFi™ –Big Data automation system acquires and delivers data easily, securely, and reliably across enterprise systems in real time.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ NiFi™ as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/kc

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 1.8.10 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

Apache POI™ –a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 - Apache POI 3.13-beta1 released http://poi.apache.org/download.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that there were 12 new projects submitted to the Apache Incubator this year? 4 projects also graduated as Top-level Projects, and 1 was retired. http://incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that there are currently 38 initiatives in development at the Apache Labs (our innovation "sandbox" to test technical concepts)? http://labs.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the newly-designed Apache Projects page at https://projects.apache.org/ documents the evolution of the ASF's more than 300 projects, From Abdera to ZooKeeper, including charts, PMCs, languages, contributor trends, and more?


Apache Community Notices:

 - The next Apache Flink Berlin MeetUp will take place 29 July http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/223574589/

 - The CloudStack Silicon Valley MeetUp ("Jenkins + jclouds + CloudStack = On-demand Continuous Integration") will be held 4 August in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/CloudStack-Silicon-Valley-User-Group/events/223921012/

 - The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos https://2015.texaslinuxfest.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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Wednesday Jul 22, 2015

Announcing Program for ApacheCon™: Core Europe –REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

The Apache Software Foundation's official conference series will showcase dozens of key Apache projects across topics and tracks such as Cloud computing, Deployment, Internet of Things, Libraries, Microservices, Web Development, Community, and more.

Themed "ApacheCon: Core", the event will be co-located with "Apache: Big Data" and will take place 1-2 October 2015 at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest, Hungary.

ApacheCon: Core is aimed at Open Source users, developers, programmers, students, novices, community managers, and enthusiasts seeking to leverage the power of popular Apache projects that include:

  • the ubiquitous Apache™ HTTP and Tomcat™ Web servers, both state-of-the art and what lies ahead with HTTP/2;
  • Apache Camel™, a powerful open source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns;
  • Apache Cordova™, a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript;
  • Apache DeviceMap™, a data repository containing devices attributes, and their related browsers, and operating systems, as well as an API to classify these attributes;
  • Apache Directory™ Fortress, a full ANSI RBAC compliant management and enforcement system that builds on existing Open Source applications like Apache Directory Server, OpenLDAP and Apache Tomcat;
  • Apache Flex™, the highly productive application framework for building and maintaining expressive applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and devices;
  • Apache Karaf™, the small OSGi based runtime that provides a lightweight container onto which various components and applications can be deployed;
  • Apache Mesos™; a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications, or frameworks, and can run Hadoop, MPI, Hypertable, Spark, and other frameworks on a dynamically shared pool of nodes;
  • Apache OFBiz™, reliable, secure, and scalable automation of enterprise processes, including framework components and business applications for Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, E-Business / E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Maintenance Management System/Enterprise Asset Management, and Point Of Sale solutions;
  • Apache Olingo™, the Java library that implements the Open Data Protocol (OData);
  • Apache OpenMeetings™, video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing, and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming;
  • Apache OpenOffice™, the leading Open Source office-document productivity suite providing six productivity applications based around the OpenDocument Format (ODF), and available on multiple platforms and in dozens of languages;
  • Apache Sling™, the Web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to store and manage content;
  • Apache Solr™, the enterprise search server based on the Apache Lucene™ Java search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON, Ruby, and Python APIs, hit highlighting, faceted search, caching, replication, and a Web administration interface;
  • Apache Zest™, the project that explores the Composite Oriented Programming paradigm, where Fragments get composed into Composite, which are placed into Modules, placed inside Layers, to enforce Application Structure; and
  • Apache ZooKeeper™, the effort to develop and maintain an Open Source server that enables highly reliable distributed coordination.


Those developing Apache-based solutions, as well as those interested in committing code to an Apache project, contributing to the Apache Incubator, or enhancing their Open Source products and community engagement are provided the opportunity to meet the individuals behind some of the industry's most popular Apache projects. ApacheCon: Core tracks, presentations, and mini-summits are dedicated to specific Apache projects and organized by their respective communities. In addition to outstanding education, collaboration, and networking, attendees will learn about the latest emerging innovations from the Apache Incubator, including Apache Brooklyn, Geode, Groovy, Johnzon, and Tamaya, as well as other Open Source topics and issues, such as The Apache Way, best practices, licensing, community development, and the Summer of Code.

Anyone interested in Apache products is welcome at all sessions, BarCamp, Hackathon, Lightning Talks, and Community events: ASF affiliation is not required to attend or otherwise participate in ApacheCon: Core. Sign up for ApacheCon: Core today at http://apachecon.com/ and enjoy Special Registration incentives through 1 August.

Prior to ApacheCon: Core, "Apache: Big Data" will take place 28-30 September 2015 at the same venue. Apache: Big Data will gather together the Apache projects, people, and technologies working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing, data engineering, and science, to coach, collaborate, and connect in a completely project-neutral environment.

We look forward to seeing you in Budapest!

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Monday Jul 20, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ NiFi™ as a Top-Level Project

NSA-originated Big Data automation system acquires and delivers data easily, securely, and reliably across enterprise systems in real time.

Forest Hill, MD --20 July 2015-- The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ NiFi™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.

Apache NiFi tackles a very old but increasingly relevant problem, which is how to automate the flow of data between systems. NiFi was built to address critical gaps in traditional systems where other solutions lacked sufficient security, interactivity, scalability, and data lineage.

"We took a project with more than eight years of development in a closed source environment and transitioned it to a very open and collaborative space," said Joe Witt, Vice President of Apache NiFi. "How easy that transition was speaks volumes to the effectiveness of the Incubator process and the community around Apache in general."

Based on the concepts of flow-based programming, NiFi is easy to use, powerful, reliable, and highly configurable. Two important features of NiFi are its powerful user interface and its fine grained data provenance tools. The interface allows users to intuitively understand and interact with the data flow directly in the browser, promoting faster and safer iteration.

The data provenance features allow the user to see how an object flowed through the system, replay it, and visualize what happened to it before and after key stages, thereby simplifying data flows that are often large, complex directed graphs involving transformations, forks, joins, and more.

"NiFi's seamless user interface, robust security features, and powerful data provenance offer a unique set of capabilities for solving the challenges of managing distributed systems," said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. "We are proud NiFi participants and congratulate the NiFi community on becoming a top-level Apache project."

"NiFi's well designed, mature API has made our integration process remarkably straightforward," said Mike Bishop, Chief Systems Architect at Prescient Edge. "With it, we're able to track the origin, transformation, and persistence of data throughout our analytic processes."

In addition, NiFi uses a component based extension model to rapidly add capabilities to complex dataflows. Out of the box NiFi has several extensions for dealing with file-based dataflows such as FTP, SFTP, and HTTP integration as well as integration with HDFS. One of NiFi's unique features is a rich, Web-based interface for designing, controlling, and monitoring a dataflow.

"The NiFi user interface and ease of extension have made it extremely easy to get up and running and even customize," said Craig Connel, CTO of Leverege. "It is great that it also easily integrates with other parts of the Apache Big Data world like Spark, Kafka, and Hadoop."

NiFi originated at the National Security Agency (NSA) as Niagarafiles, and was submitted to the Apache Incubator in November 2014 as part of the NSA Technology Transfer Program.

"The contributions we've seen from the community over the past few months are really exciting," added Witt. "It is a good sign that while this project has been around for more than eight years by moving to the ASF we've really only just started." 

Catch Apache NiFi in action at OSCON in Portland, Oregon, on Friday 24 July 2015 http://www.oscon.com/open-source-2015/public/schedule/detail/42463

Availability and Oversight
Apache NiFi software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache NiFi, visit http://nifi.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/apachenifi

About the Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator is the entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. All code donations from external organizations and existing external projects wishing to join the ASF enter through the Incubator to: 1) ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and 2) develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF. For more information, visit http://incubator.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members and 4,700 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

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Friday Jul 17, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 July 2015

It's been a great week! Here's what we've been up to:

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Upcoming Board Meeting: 19 August. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 35,000+ weekly infrastructure checks yielded an excellent 99.95% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/

ASF Travel Assistance –this committee evaluates and provides financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to attend various ApacheCon events.
 - DEADLINE: Applications close on 17 July for travel assistance to "Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core" Europe in Budapest http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Atlas (Incubating) –a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services – enabling enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet their compliance requirements within Apache Hadoop and allows integration with the whole enterprise data ecosystem.
 - Apache Atlas 0.5-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/atlas/0.5.0-incubating/

Apache Groovy (Incubating) –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.4-incubating released http://www.groovy-lang.org/download.html

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world's leading Open Source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS/X and Netware.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.16 released http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.17 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lens (Incubating) –a unified analytics interface that provides a single view of data across multiple tiered data stores and optimal execution environment for the analytical query, and seamlessly integrates Apache Hadoop with traditional data warehouses to appear like one.
 - Apache Lens 2.2.0-beta-incubating released http://lens.incubator.apache.org/releases/download.html

Apache NiFi (Incubating) –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data. Made for dataflow, NiFi supports highly configurable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic.
 - Apache NiFi 0.2.0-incubating released http://nifi.incubator.apache.org/downloads/

Apache OpenNLP™ –a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text. It supports the most common NLP (Natural Language Processing) tasks, such as tokenization, sentence segmentation, part-of-speech tagging, named entity extraction, chunking, parsing, and coreference resolution.
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.6.0 released http://opennlp.apache.org/cgi-bin/download.cgi

Apache Parquet™ –a set of Java libraries for working with the Parquet column-oriented file format for Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Parquet MR 1.8.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/parquet/parquet-1.8.0/

Apache Subversion™ –an Open Source centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
 - Apache Subversion 1.9.0-rc3 released http://subversion.apache.org/download/#pre-releases

Apache Whirr™ –a set of libraries for running Cloud services and deploying clusters.
 - Apache Whirr Retired http://attic.apache.org/projects/whirr.html

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that NASA New Horizons' historic images and data of Pluto are part of the Planetary Data System, which is powered by Apache Solr, Tika, Tomcat, and OODT?

 - Did you know that just 3 out of ASF infrastructure's 5.56 million checks failed over the past week? That's 99.99998% uptime!

 - Did you know that we've just launched the revised listing of all Apache projects at https://projects.apache.org/? From Abdera to ZooKeeper, excellent insight, including charts, PMCs, languages, the works!


Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Cassandra, Cordova, Geode (Incubating), Giraph, HBase, Mesos, NiFi (Incubating), Phoenix, Spark, and more will be featured at OSCON 20-24 July in Portland, Oregon http://www.oscon.com/ --stop by and say hello at The ASF Booth #22!

 - The Apache Samza Bay Area MeetUp will take place 21 July in Mountain View, CA http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Samza-Meetup/events/223768847/

 - The next Apache Flink Berlin MeetUp will take place 29 July http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/223574589/

 - The CloudStack Silicon Valley MeetUp ("Jenkins + jclouds + CloudStack = On-demand Continuous Integration") will be held 4 August in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/CloudStack-Silicon-Valley-User-Group/events/223921012/

 - The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos https://2015.texaslinuxfest.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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Friday Jul 10, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 July 2015

The Apache community of 550+ Members and 4,700+ Committers successfully collaborate across seven continents. Here's what we've been up to over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - DEADLINE: CFP closes on 10 July for "Apache: Big Data" 28-30 September 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Upcoming Board Meeting: 17 July. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - The ASF Infrastructure team runs more than 35,000 weekly checks for each service provided. Uptime over the past week has been a super-swell 99.36% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Travel Assistance –this committee evaluates and provides financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to attend various ApacheCon events.
 - DEADLINE: Applications close on 17 July for travel assistance to "Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core" Europe http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Accumulo™ –a sorted, distributed key/value store based on Google's BigTable design, built on top of Apache Hadoop, ZooKeeper, and Thrift.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.6.3 released https://accumulo.apache.org

Apache Directory™ LDAP client API –an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAPAPI (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache Directory LDAP API released http://directory.apache.org/api/downloads.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications. 
- Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.2 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.63 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.24 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server that can be used as a reverse, forward, or even transparent HTTP proxy.
 - Apache Traffic Server 5.3.1 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/downloads


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that 164 Apache Project Management Committees (PMCs) oversee 272 Apache projects?

 - Did you know that A1 Telekom Austria uses Apache Isis to rapidly develop domain-driven apps in Java?

 - Did you know that we're always looking for Apache success stories that we can share with the community? Send newsworthy metrics/users/datapoints/events of Apache products to <press@apache.org>!


Apache Community Notices:

 - A list of the latest Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Apache Cayenne ‏will be at the New York Times Open Source Science Fair on 15 July http://developers.nytimes.com/events/71515/?_r=0

 - The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos https://2015.texaslinuxfest.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 


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Monday Jul 06, 2015

Travel Assistance Applications Now Open for "Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core" Europe: 28 September – 1 October in Budapest

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)'s Travel Assistance Committee (TAC) is now accepting applications for "Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core" Europe events, taking place 28 September – 1 October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.

The TAC welcomes individual applicants from the Apache community at-large, including users, developers, educators, students, Committers, and Members, who would like to attend various ASF events such as ApacheCon, but need some financial support in order to be able to get there.

Financial assistance is available to cover flights/trains, accommodation and entrance fees either in part or in full, depending on circumstances. The TAC is unable to provide any funds for general living expenses during the conference itself. Applications are judged on several independent criteria that includes, among others: financial need, merit in Open Source communities, benefits by participating.

Important:
  • Applications close on 17 July 2015 at 23:00 UTC/GMT
  • Only those who are able to attend BOTH events will be considered
  • Accepted applicants will be asked to provide help during the conference

Spaces are limited, and all applicants will be scored on their individual merit, based upon details provided on their application form. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to provide as much supporting material as required.

TAC awards are limited by the funds available. On occasion, individuals worthy of assistance may be unable to receive TAC support –this does not indicate the Committee does not value their contribution to the ASF or Open Source in general. As TAC aims to support all official ASF events, including cross-project activities; as such, it may be prudent for those in Asia and North America to wait for an event geographically closer to them.

For more information and to apply, visit:

The Committee reviews applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, and encourages applications be submitted ASAP.  Award notifications will be sent out by 22 July 2015.

Good luck to all those who will apply, and thank you in advance for tweeting, blogging, and otherwise spreading the word.

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Friday Jul 03, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 July 2015

Happy July! Here's what we've been working on over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP closes on 10 July for "Apache: Big Data" 28-30 September 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Upcoming Board Meeting: 17 July. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - The ASF Infrastructure team runs more than 35,000 weekly checks for each service provided. Whilst the system is currently undergoing maintenance, uptime over the past week has been an impeccable 100% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Travel Assistance –this committee evaluates and provides financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to attend various ApacheCon events.
 - Applications open on 4 July for travel assistance to Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Accumulo™ –a sorted, distributed key/value store based on Google's BigTable design, built on top of Apache Hadoop, ZooKeeper, and Thrift.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.5.3 released https://accumulo.apache.org

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
- Apache Ant 1.9.6 released http://ant.apache.org/

Apache Hive™ –data warehouse software built on top of Apache Hadoop that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - Apache Hive 1.2.1 released https://hive.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
- Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.16 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tajo™ –Big Data warehouse system for various data sources that provides distributed and scalable analytical SQL processing on Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Tajo 0.10.1 released http://tajo.apache.org/downloads.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that more than 38 Apache project MeetUps will take place over the next week? 

 - Did you know that ASF Community Development partnered with India ICFOSS on a pilot project that mentors students interested in learning how to participate in Apache Open Source communities?

 - Did you know that we're always looking for Apache success stories that we can share with the community? Send newsworthy metrics/users/datapoints/events of Apache products to <press@apache.org>!


Apache Community Notices:

 - A list of the latest Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Apache Cayenne ‏will be at the New York Times Open Source Science Fair on 15 July http://developers.nytimes.com/events/71515/?_r=0

 - The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos https://2015.texaslinuxfest.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 


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Friday Jun 26, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 June 2015

Here's what the Apache community have been working on over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP closes on 1 July for "ApacheCon: Core" 1-2 October 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
  - Uptime over the past week has been a smooth 99.16% http://status.apache.org/

Apache CloudStack™ –Open Source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
 - Apache CloudStack 4.4.4 released http://cloudstack.apache.org/ downloads.html

Apache Commons™ Configuration –a software library that provides a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Commons Configuration 2.0-beta1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-configuration/download_configuration.cgi

Apache Flink™ –an Open Source platform for scalable batch and stream data processing.
 - Apache Flink 0.9.0 released http://flink.apache.org/news/2015/06/24/announcing-apache-flink-0.9.0-release.html 

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
- Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.1 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache mod_perl™ –a unique piece of software that integrates the power of Perl with the flexibility and stability of the Apache Web server.
 - Apache mod_perl 2.0.9 released http://apache.org/dist/perl/

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.9 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html

Apache Wicket™ –with proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing Web-apps simple and enjoyable again.
 - Apache Wicket 7.0.0-M6 released http://wicket.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that more than 50 Apache project MeetUps will take place over the next 10 days?

 - Did you know that Apache BookKeeper is used at Huawei, HubSpot, and Yahoo! Cloud Messaging?

 - Did you know that we're always looking for Apache success stories that we can share with the community? Send newsworthy metrics/users/datapoints of Apache products to <press@apache.org>!


Apache Community Notices:

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 


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Friday Jun 19, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 June 2015

The week has zipped by with many Apache activities happening over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP open for two new Apache events in Europe --"Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core"-- 28 September - 2 October 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
  - Uptime over the past week has been a snappy 99.54% http://status.apache.org/

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software "forge", a web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.3.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/allura/allura-1.3.0.tar.gz

Apache Buildr™ –a build system for Java-based applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools.
 - Apache Buildr 1.4.23 released http://buildr.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ – CLI library –provides an API for parsing command line options passed to programs. It's also able to print help messages detailing the options available for a command line tool.
 - Apache Commons CLI 1.3.1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-cli/download_cli.cgi

Apache Directory™ Studio –a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS.
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M9 released http://directory.apache.org/studio/downloads.html

Apache Hama™ –a High-Performance BSP computing engine, which can be used to perform compute-intensive general scientific BSP applications, Google's Pregel-like graph applications, and machine learning algorithms.
 - Apache Hama v0.7 released https://hama.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.2.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.2.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 0.10.0-beta released http://storm.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Wicket™ –with proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing web-apps simple and enjoyable again.
 - Apache Wicket 6.20.0 released http://wicket.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ Ruta –a rule-based script language supported by Eclipse-based tooling.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.3.0 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Incubator currently has 43 Apache projects (a.k.a. podlings) in development?

 - Did you know that most of Netflix's Data Warehouse is stored using Apache Parquet?

 - Did you know that @PlanetApache now follows the Twitter accounts of Apache project Committers and contributors?


Apache Community Notices:

 - New listing of more than 70 Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel; presentation slides are also up online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - The second OFBiz Community Day will take place 20 June https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/OFBiz+Community+Days

 - The Berlin Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 23 June http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/223037790/

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 


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Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 June 2015

We've been active across many Apache projects and initiatives over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP open for two new Apache events in Europe --"Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core"-- 28 September - 2 October 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
  - The system is currently undergoing maintenance, however, uptime over the past week was a brilliant 99.887% http://status.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.2.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.2.0 and Reference Guide for Solr 5.2 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Subversion™ –an Open Source centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
 - Apache Subversion 1.9.0-rc2 released http://subversion.apache.org/download/#pre-releases

Apache UIMA™ Ruta –a rule-based script language supported by Eclipse-based tooling.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.3.0 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that more than 16,000 Apache code commits take place each month at the ASF?

 - Did you know that HBase users and developers can guest blog at https://blogs.apache.org/hbase to tell their "Why We Use Apache HBase" story?

 - Did you know that @PlanetApache now follows the Twitter accounts of Apache project Committers and contributors?


Apache Community Notices:

 - New listing of more than 70 Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - The SF Spark and Friends MeetUp featuring Apache Flink will take place in San Francisco on 16 June http://www.meetup.com/SF-Spark-and-Friends/

 - The second OFBiz Community Day will take place 20 June https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/OFBiz+Community+Days

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 


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Friday Jun 05, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 June 2015

We've kicked the week off with the release of our first official annual report http://s.apache.org/ZVp, and have been busily tracking numerous activities across the Apache community:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP open for Apache events Europe --Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core-- 28 September - 2 October 2015 in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Uptime over the past week is a kicking 99.51% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Fundraising & Sponsorship –the ASF relies on individual donors and corporate sponsors to help bolster existing projects, incubate new initiatives, and promote meritocratic, community-driven development "The Apache Way".
 - Welcome new ASF Sponsor PhoenixNAP, joining Bloomberg, Comcast, Hortonworks, HP, and IBM at the Gold Level. http://apache.org/foundation/thanks

Apache Calcite (incubating) – a dynamic data management framework. Its cost-based optimizer converts queries, represented in relational algebra, into executable plans.
 - Apache Calcite 1.3.0 (incubating) released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/calcite/apache-calcite-1.3.0-incubating/

Apache Commons™ Pool –Open Source software library provides an object-pooling API and a number of object pool implementations.
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.4.1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-pool/download_pool.cgi

Apache cTAKES™ –an Open Source natural language processing system for information extraction from electronic medical record clinical free-text.
 - Apache cTAKES 3.2.2 released http://ctakes.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Flume™ –a distributed, reliable, and available service for efficiently collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log data.
 - Apache Flume 1.6.0 released http://flume.apache.org/download.html

Apache HttpComponents™ Client – a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore. It provides connection management, cookie management, and authentication. This is the successor to the widely used Jakarta Commons HttpClient 3.1.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5 GA released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.8.1 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Mahout™ –an environment for quickly creating machine learning applications that scale and run on the highest performance parallel computation engines available.
 - Apache Mahout 0.10.1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/mahout/0.10.1/

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library which enables developers to implement OData producers and OData consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 2.0.4 released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/odata2/download.html

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-1.2 specification (JavaEE 7). We pass the standalone CDI TCK and the JavaEE7 WebProfile part of the CDI-TCK (in Apache TomEE-7.0).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans 1.6.0 released  http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/openwebbeans/1.6.0/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - End of life for Apache Tomcat 6.0.x http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201506.mbox/%3C556ECB68.2080804%40apache.org%3E


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Airavata is a software framework for executing and managing computational jobs and workflows on distributed computing resources in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational Chemistry, Nuclear Physics, and other scientific fields?

 - Did you know that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uses Apache Phoenix to load and query hundreds of billions of records?

 - Did you know that eHealth Africa uses Apache CouchDB in their efforts to help implement, manage, and evaluate health projects?


Apache Community Notices:

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - Check out the Apache project-related MeetUps listed at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - Intro to Apache Cassandra MeetUp being held 5 June in Zürich http://www.meetup.com/Cloud-Scale-Data-Science-virtual-UserGroup-worldwide/events/221749304/

 - The MeetUp/Study Group: EdX Intro to Big Data with Apache Spark will be held 6 June in Perth http://www.meetup.com/Perth-Data-Science/events/222727686/

 - "Big Data Processing with Apache Spark" MeetUp is being held in Hydrabad 6 June http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Hyderabad/events/221413129/

 - The Mumbai BigData Half Day MeetUp will be held 6 June http://www.meetup.com/Aegis-IBM-BIG-DATA/events/222783949/

 - A MeetUp/Discussion on Apache Geode (incubating) will be taking place 6 June in Pune http://www.meetup.com/TechNext/events/222608288/

 - MeetUp/Study Group kick-off on Machine Learning is taking place 7 June in San Diego http://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoAI/events/222735463/

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - The SF Spark and Friends MeetUp featuring Apache Flink will take place in San Francisco on 16 June http://www.meetup.com/SF-Spark-and-Friends/

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year

Open Source Leadership Grows with Accelerated Innovation and Adoption of Apache Projects

Forest Hill, MD —2 June 2015— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of its annual report for its 2014-2015 fiscal year, which ended 30 April 2015.

Momentum continues to accelerate under the Apache umbrella, including:

Open Source Leadership --

  • 20th anniversary of the Apache HTTP Server Project
  • 15th anniversary of The Apache Software Foundation
  • More than 16,000 code commits per month
  • 831 Individual Contributor License Agreements (CLA), 58 Corporate CLAs, and 41 Software Grants signed 

Innovation --

  • More than 350 Projects in development
  • 17 new Apache Top-level Projects (TLPs)
  • 41 podlings in the Apache Incubator
  • Facilitated contribution with 317 Git and 296 Subversion repositories 

Community --

  • ASF Membership exceeded 600 individuals
  • 163 TLPs overseen by more than 2,000 Project Management Committee (PMC) members
  • Held hundreds of events globally, including ApacheCon Europe and North America, as well as countless conferences, workshops, and regional MeetUps
  • Mentored hundreds of students in "The Apache Way" of software development for the 11th consecutive year through the Google Summer of Code

Operations --

  • Bolstered Infrastructure, with 99.57% total uptime across all Apache services
  • Launched new "Powered by Apache" graphics and revised apache.org look-and-feel
  • Provided trademarks, brand management, and legal support for dozens of existing and new projects
  • Rise in corporate support, with 39 Sponsors
  • The ASF exited FY 2014 with revenue at $996K, ahead of projected budget


The full report is available online at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

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Friday May 29, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 May 2015

It's been quite a productive week! Here's what's been going on within the Apache community:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Announcing updates to ApacheCon Europe; Introducing Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core, taking place in Budapest 28 September - 2 October 2015 http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2015/05/linux-foundation-announces-new-conference-support-collaboration

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - The system is currently undergoing maintenance, however, uptime over the past week was a tip-top 100.000% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 - CVE-2015-1772: Apache Hive Authentication vulnerability in HiveServer2 http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201505.mbox/%3CCAOpgucy52yzNN1FaRcxwhZmx8ZtNRjmK6V0Bxk4svAD-R1q70Q%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Commons™ Email –an API for sending email built on top of the JavaMail API, which it aims to simplify.
 - Apache Commons Email v1.4 released http://commons.apache.org/email/download_email.cgi

Apache OFBiz™ –Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), E-Business / E-Commerce, SCM (Supply Chain Management), MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning), MMS/EAM (Maintenance Management System/Enterprise Asset Management), and POS (Point Of Sale).
 - Apache OFBiz 13.07.02 released http://ofbiz.apache.org/download.html

Apache OpenMeetings™ –video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.0.6 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.23 available http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Whisker assists complex assembled applications maintain correct legal documentation by verifying and generating meta-data documents and distribution?

 - Did you know that Facebook used Apache ORC to help scale their data warehouse to 300 PB?

 - Did you know that Apache Zest is the first project to become a Top-level Project (TLP) without going through the Apache Incubator?


Apache Community Notices:

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - The next Lucene/Solr London User Group meetup will take place 4 June http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Lucene-Solr-London-User-Group/events/222476050/

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico http://imcsummit.org/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Friday May 22, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 May 2015

It's been a great week at Apache! Here's what we've been up to:

ASF Governance –the ASF Board has appointed the following corporate officers: Chairman - Brett Porter; Vice Chairman - Greg Stein; President - Ross Gardler; Executive Vice President - Rich Bowen; Treasurer - Chris Mattmann; co-Assistant Treasurers - Jan Iversen and Kevin McGrail; Secretary - Craig L Russell http://apache.org/foundation/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Uptime over the past week is a fantastic 99.79% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 - CVE-2015-1772: Apache Hive Authentication vulnerability in HiveServer2 http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201505.mbox/%3CCAOpgucy52yzNN1FaRcxwhZmx8ZtNRjmK6V0Bxk4svAD-R1q70Q%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Accumulo™ –robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing, and is based on Google's BigTable design and is built on top of Apache Hadoop, Apache Zookeeper, and Apache Thrift.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.7.0 released http://accumulo.apache.org/downloads/

Apache DeltaSpike™ –not a CDI-container, but a portable CDI extension.
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.4.0 released http://deltaspike.apache.org/documentation/

Apache Drill™ –Open Source, enterprise-grade, schema-free SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop, NoSQL, and Cloud storage.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Drill http://s.apache.org/Id8

Apache Hive™ –data warehouse software built on top of Apache Hadoop that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - Apache Hive 1.2.0 released https://hive.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.10.1 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.14 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Log4j™ –a well-known framework for logging application behavior. Log4j 2 is an upgrade to Log4j that provides significant improvements over its predecessor, Log4j 1.x, and provides many other modern features such as support for Markers, property substitution using Lookups, and asynchronous Loggers.
 - Apache Log4j 2.3 released http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

Apache NiFi (Incubating) –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data; made for dataflow.
 - Apache NiFi 0.1.0-incubating released http://nifi.incubator.apache.org/download.html

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar storage format, built for Hadoop, usable with any choice of data processing framework, data model, or programming language.
 - Apache Parquet MR 1.7.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/parquet/parquet-1.7.0/

Apache Slider (Incubating) –a YARN application that deploys existing distributed applications on YARN, monitors them, and makes them larger or smaller as desired - even while the application is running.
 - Apache Slider 0.80.0-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/slider/0.80.0-incubating

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.62 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Tomcat is the most widely used Java EE container with 58.66% of the 2015 application server market?

 - Did you know that healthcare insurance provider Oscar uses Apache Aurora's cluster compute framework and Apache Mesos for scheduling?

 - Did you know that the European Commission's MICO project uses Apache Marmotta for Linked Data?


Apache Community Notices:

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at http://feathercast.apache.org/ includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English http://markmail.org/thread/dgvjpwnxie6pji5j

 - The Apache Drill MeetUp on 26 May will be held in Los Gatos and feature Apache Kylin http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Drill-User-Group/events/221764407/

 - The next Lucene/Solr London User Group meetup will take place 4 June http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Lucene-Solr-London-User-Group/events/222476050/

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Karlsruhe-Meetup/events/222465491/

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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