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Friday August 10, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 August 2018

Another lovely week draws to a close. Here's what the Apache community has been up to:

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - The Apache Legal Shield - A Pragmatic View, by Bertrand Delacrétaz https://s.apache.org/tmi6

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 August. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series. Celebrating 20 years of community-led programming.
 - 24-27 September: Join us in Montreal! Discounted hotel room rates are filling quickly --register today http://apachecon.com/acna18/
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield really nice performance at 97.66% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 399 Apache contributors changed 786,435 lines of code over 2,144 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Stephen Mallette, Wes McKinney, Oleg Kalnichevski, and Clebert Suconic.

Apache Commons™ Configuration –software library that provides a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Apache Commons Configuration 2.3 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache CouchDB™ –easy to use, Open Source database software with a scalable architecture. 
 - Apache CouchDB 2.2.0 released https://couchdb.apache.org/

Apache Flink™ –an Open Source stream processing framework for distributed, high-performing, always-available, and accurate data streaming applications.
 - Apache Flink 1.6.0 released https://flink.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 2.16.3 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.6 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Kafka™ –distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka 2.0.0 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Apache Pulsar (incubating) –a highly scalable, low latency messaging streaming platform running on commodity hardware.
 - Apache Pulsar 2.1.0-incubating released https://pulsar.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0.
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.27.3 and 0.28.1 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache ServiceComb (incubating) –a Restful based service-registry that provides micro-services discovery and micro-service management.
 - Apache ServiceComb Service-Center 1.0.0 and ServiceComb Java-Chassis version 1.0.0 released http://servicecomb.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - CVE-2018-8037 Apache Tomcat - Information Disclosure http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201808.mbox/%3C0c616b4d-4e81-e7f8-b81d-1bb4c575aa33%40apache.org%3E

Apache Traffic Server™ – a high-performance Web proxy cache that improves network efficiency and performance by caching frequently-accessed information at the edge of the network.
 - Apache Traffic Server 6.2.3 and 7.1.4 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Community Development publish a monthly blog? Catch up on all their activities at https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/entry/community-development-news-july-2018

 - Did you know that you can easily help promote ApacheCon? http://www.apachecon.com/acna18/banners/

 - Did you know that Thomas Cook Group subsidiary Club18-30.com and Ghent University use Apache Wicket? http://wicket.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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 August 07, 2018

Success at Apache: the Apache Legal Shield - a pragmatic view

by Bertrand Delacretaz

I became active in the ASF in 2001 via Gianugo Rabellino -- he was the one who started the discussions with Apache Fop about me donating the jfor XLS-FO to RTF converter that I had developed earlier. It was already too late to uninvent RTF which is a terrible format, but I digress. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of the ASF and have been doing a lot of thinking (and presentations) about what makes the ASF tick in terms of collaboration and Shared Neurons.

Section 12.1 of the Apache Bylaws https://www.apache.org/foundation/bylaws describes the legal protection that the Apache Software Foundation provides to our directors, officers and members.

I'm not a lawyer by far, however, and that language is a bit hard for me to parse, so I thought I'd try to clarify what this means for our contributors and learn more about it in the process.

If you go into detail there's certainly more to it but I think the items below are the absolute basics that every PMC member https://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html should understand in order to benefit from the legal shield that the Foundation provides.

What is a "Legal Shield" ?

An important goal of the Apache Bylaws and policies is to isolate our contributors from any legal action that might be taken against the Foundation, if they act as specified in those policies.

That's what we mean by "legal shield": a way for our individual volunters to be sheltered from legal suits directed at the Foundation's projects, as mentioned in our "How the ASF works" document https://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html .

Acts of the Foundation

The first thing is to make sure our software releases are "Acts of the Foundation" as opposed to something that people do in their own name. This is natural if we follow our release policy https://www.apache.org/legal/release-policy.html , which defines a simple release approval process for releasing source code that makes the project's PMC https://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html responsible for the release, as opposed to our individual contributors and release managers.

This means that if the released software is ever involved in legal action and someone has to testify or produce information as part of a subpoena, or worse, it's the Foundation which is in charge of that and not our individual contributors. These things happen from time to time, not very often but they can represent a lot of work and aggravation that none of us are looking for. The 2011 subpoena to Apache around Java and Android http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20110509221136468 is just one example of that. Produce documents reflecting all communications between someone and Apache, how fun is that?

The goal of our release process is to make it very clear what an Apache Release is, and also clarify that anyone using our software in other ways, by getting it directly from our code repositories for example, does so at their own risk. If it's not an Apache Release we didn't give it to them, they grabbed it on their own initiative and have to accept the consequences of that.

The Rest is for Contributors

This leads to a second and related item: developer builds, which happen much more often than releases, often daily, and that people can easily download and use.

Those builds are meant for contributors to our projects, to use in development and testing as part of their contribution activities.

To avoid any confusion, it is important to clearly label them as such, and to draw a clear line between them and official Apache Releases. They should only be advertised in places where developers who are part of our communities (as opposed to the general public) can see them, and with suitable disclaimers.

In our world of continuous deployment and automated builds, the lines between what's a release and what's just tagged code that works for someone are often blurred. That's totally fine from a technical point of view, and often desirable when one wants to move fast, but we shouldn't forget about the possible legal implications ot distributing software.

Let's make sure we take advantage of the well-designed Apache Legal Shield that the Foundation provides to us, by strictly following our release policy and clearly specifying what is what in terms of downloadable software.

I never thought I'd write a blog post on a legal topic, so here's the FUN DISCLAIMER: As mentioned, I am not a lawyer by far, and the above should not be considered legal advice - just a pragmatic view that can hopefully help our contributors better understand the related issues. For legal advice, consult your own legal advisor! And if you're thirsty after reading all this, get a drink and give a toast to the ASF and its founders!

Many thanks to the fellow Apache members who provided feedback and additional ideas for this post.

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Bertrand Delacretaz works as a Principal Scientist with the Adobe Research team in Basel, Switzerland. He spends a good portion of his time advocating and implementing Open Development as a way to make geographically dispersed teams more efficient and more fun for his coworkers. Bertrand is also an active Member of the Apache Software Foundation, currently on his tenth term on the Foundation's Board of Directors (Fiscal Year 2018-2019).

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"Success at Apache" is a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works" https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

Friday August 03, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 August 2018

Welcome, August! We hope you have had a great week. Let's take a peek at what the Apache community has been up to:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 August. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series. Join us!
 - 24-27 September: Register for ApacheCon/Montreal today! Discounted sleeping room rates are available through 24 August, but are filling quickly http://apachecon.com/acna18/
     + event updates https://blogs.apache.org/conferences/entry/apachecon-north-america-2018-announcements
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - Media and Community Partner opportunities available for *all* official Apache events: drop us a note at press@apache.org to help.

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield hootin' performance at 96.35% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 843 Apache contributors changed 1,072,661 lines of code over 3,759 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Stephen Mallette, Masaori Koshiba, mxnet-ci, Gary Gregory, and Chris Brody.

Apache Flink™ –an Open Source stream processing framework for distributed, high-performing, always-available, and accurate data streaming applications.
 - Apache Flink 1.5.2 released https://flink.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –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 2.17.5 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.13 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Kafka™ –distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka 2.0.0 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Apache Knox™ –a REST API gateway for interacting with Apache Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 1.1.0 released http://knox.apache.org/

Apache NetBeans (incubating) –a development environment, tooling platform and application framework.
 - Apache NetBeans 9.0 released https://netbeans.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? jUDDI (8 years); Any23, Lucene.Net, and Oozie (6 years); Ignite, Lens, Serf, and Usergrid (6 years) --many happy returns! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that you can easily help promote ApacheCon? http://www.apachecon.com/acna18/banners/

 - Did you know that Apache Cassandra, Kafka, Spark, and many others are holding community events this week? http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Friday July 27, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 July 2018

Farewell, July! Let's check out the Apache community's activities from the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 August. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series. Join us!
 - 24-27 September: Registration for ApacheCon North America/Montreal is open http://apachecon.com/acna18/
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - Media and Community Partner opportunities available for *all* official Apache events: drop us a note at press@apache.org to help.

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield zippity performance at 93.91% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 506 Apache contributors changed 968,003 lines of code over 3,133 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tellier Benoit, Karl Heinz Marbaise, Andrea Cosentino, Roberto Cortez, and Gary Gregory.

Apache Accumulo™ –a sorted, distributed key/value store that provides robust, scalable Big Data storage and retrieval.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.9.2 released https://accumulo.apache.org/

Apache Calcite™ –a framework for writing Big Data management systems.
 - Apache Calcite 1.17.0 released http://calcite.apache.org/

Apache Directory™ Fortress –computer security access management facility written in Java.
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.1 released https://directory.apache.org/fortress/

Apache HBase™ –Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 2.1.0 released https://hbase.apache.org/

Apache HttpComponents™ HttpAsyncClient–a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore.
 - HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1.4 GA released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Kafka™ –distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - CVE-2017-12610: Authenticated Kafka clients may impersonate other users http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3CCAOJcB383nmC%2BpxBXoc2JcuD4TXgQrvgjCuovNavmt6sFs4%2BsBQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - CVE-2018-1288: Authenticated Kafka clients may interfere with data replication http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3CCAOJcB3905-NRw3baEUGhEaqKipzQ%2BNryJHsK%3DAtF_aFFsF1nOA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache OpenWhisk (incubating) –distributed serverless computing platform.
 - CVE-2018-11756 PHP Runtime for Apache OpenWhisk http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3CCAAC1_d4geVGr-%2BOk95Gq9C9P81BXUDT3d9N7-2r%2BqsiPrM5r3w%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - CVE-2018-11757 Docker Skeleton Runtime for Apache OpenWhisk http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3CCAAC1_d7x6buq1aREekk_Eh9SjevQLPLkXc%2BaidiFBMcNz7GGwQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Qpid™ –messaging tools that speak AMQP and support many languages and platforms.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.35.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - CVE-2018-8019 Apache Tomcat Native Connector - Mishandled OCSP invalid response http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3C20180721095943.GA24320%40minotaur.apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2018-8020 Apache Tomcat Native Connector - Mishandled OCSP responses can allow clients to authenticate with revoked certificates http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3C20180721101944.GA45239%40minotaur.apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2018-1336 Apache Tomcat - Denial of Service http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3C20180722090435.GA60759%40minotaur.apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2018-8037 Apache Tomcat - Information Disclosure http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3C20180722090623.GA92700%40minotaur.apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2018-8034 Apache Tomcat - Security Constraint Bypass http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3C20180722091057.GA70283%40minotaur.apache.org%3E


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can easily help promote ApacheCon? http://www.apachecon.com/acna18/banners/

 - Did you know that you can achieve Machine Learning on SQL by using Apache Hivemall (incubating) on Apache Hive or Apache Spark? http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the highest code contribution value during FY2018 was by Apache Mynewt? $61,769,063 worth of code! https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Friday July 20, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 July 2018

Greetings, all. It's time to review the Apache community's activities from the past week:

Support Apache –help offset the ASF's day-to-day operating expenses and keep Apache software for everyone.
 - Consider an individual contribution or corporate sponsorship or matching gift program. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 August. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series. Join us!
 - 24-27 September: Registration for ApacheCon North America/Montreal is open http://apachecon.com/acna18/
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - Media and Community Partner opportunities available: contact press@apache.org if you can help.

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield great performance at 92.39% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 505 Apache contributors changed 1,356,389 lines of code over 3,304 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Gary Gregory, Shawn McKinney, Andrea Cosentino, and Julian Reschke.

Apache Commons™ DBCP –database connection pooling services.
 - Apache Commons DBCP 2.5.0 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache Ignite™ –a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
 - Apache Ignite 2.6.0 released https://ignite.apache.org/
 - [CVE-2018-1273] Apache Ignite impacted by security vulnerability in Spring Data Commons http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3CCAK0qHnqzfzmCDFFi6c5Jok19zNkVCz5Xb4sU%3D0f2J_1i4p46zQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - [CVE-2018-8018] Possible Execution of Arbitrary Code via Apache Ignite GridClientJdkMarshaller http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3CCAK0qHnrpBcaDc65bjdX1jEqr6L9a%2BOWcouC9P6JwEY1vh9gbhQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka 1.0.2 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 1.7.1 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and SQL-based operational analytics for Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Phoenix 5.0.0 released http://phoenix.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org).
Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.27.2 and 0.28.0, and Qpid JMS AMQP 0-x 6.3.2 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Subversion™ –leading Open Source version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.9.9 and 1.10.2 released https://subversion.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Nextens improved searchability and created smart relationships between its intricate tax law content using Apache Tinkerpop Gremlin? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can improve query performance using Apache Parquet columnar storage format? http://parquet.apache.org/

 - Did you know that over the past year, 3,280 Committers changed 71,186,324 lines of code over 222,684 commits? https://projects.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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 July 13, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 13 July 2018

Happy Friday, everyone. Let's review the Apache community's activities over the past week:

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - The Apache Way for Executives by Alex Karasulu https://s.apache.org/2Wg8

Support Apache –helping offset the ASF's day-to-day operating expenses keeps Apache projects freely available for all.
 - From individual contributions to ASF Sponsorship to corporate matching gift programs, every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2018 Fiscal Year https://s.apache.org/VVyr
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 July. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series. Join us!
 - 24-27 September: Sign up for ApacheCon today and SAVE $300 http://apachecon.com/acna18/
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - Media and Community Partner opportunities available: contact press@apache.org if you can help.

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield sizzling performance at 92.97% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 504 Apache contributors changed 892,182 lines of code over 2,921 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jeremy Mitchell, Gary Gregory, Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Chris Brody, and Andrea Cosentino.

Apache Commons™ Pool –provides an object-pooling API and a number of object pool implementations.
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.6.0 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache Directory™ –an ongoing effort to provide an enhancedLDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAP API (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache LDAP API 1.0.2 http://directory.apache.org/
 - CVE-2018-1337 Plaintext Password Disclosure in Secured Channel http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3CCAG8%3DFRgsDuDkVhUjRHvq9mwvxjcMD3eL2nWhyFDMymd4D%3Dz5nA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore that provides connection management, cookie management, and authentication
 - HttpComponents Client 4.5.6 GA released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.3.2 released https://kylin.apache.org/

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments.
 - Apache Syncope 2.1.0 http://syncope.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.90 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Apache XMLBeans™ –a tool that allows access to the full power of XML in a Java friendly way.
 - Apache XMLBeans under management of Apache POI project; 3.0.0 released https://xmlbeans.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that slide presentations from the Apache Roadshow/Berlin are available at https://s.apache.org/FPCP ? Video presentations at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDJ_V9KUOdOFSbDvPfGBxw too!

 - Did you know that the following projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache Tcl (18 years); Apache DB (16 years); Apache ODE (11 years); Apache STeVe (6 years); Apache JSPWiki (5 years); Apache Celix, Tez, and VXQuery (4 years); Apache NiFi (3 years); Apache Kudu (2 years); Apache Fluo, MADlib, and Streams (1 year)! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that you can meet members of the Apache community at the Apache booth at OSCON 18-19 July? http://oscon.com/


Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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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Monday July 09, 2018

Success at Apache: The Apache Way for Executives

by Alex Karasulu

I'm a long time member of the Apache Software Foundation and have been an executive officer of several corporations over the course of the past 20 years. I've co-founded several projects in the community and mentored several others.

The "Apache Way" has benefited several aspects of my life, however I never imagined it would help make me a better executive. Even non-technical executives, in organizations totally outside of the realm of technology, can benefit from the Zen of the Apache Way.

Life is hard when you're stupid

I was involved in a number of early dot com startups as an executive, however that was before my involvement with Apache and long before any exposure to the Apache Way. To this day, I remember how opportunistic decisions for short term gains, the lack of collaboration, openness and communication kept causing friction that made my job and ultimately my life much harder than it had to be.

Learning while on the job

Exposure to the philosophy began early even while lurking on mailing lists but picked up more while incubating the Apache Directory Project where I worked with others to grow an active community. Meanwhile, I was the Chief Technology Officer of a large financial services company called Alliance Capital Partners. It was 2002, and the first time I had to conduct myself as a C-Suite executive in an enterprise that was obviously not a technology company. Incidentally, the lack of hands-on coding got me working on a pet project that ultimately became the Apache Directory Server and Apache MINA. The project was medicine to keep me sane and technically up to date. Unbeknownst to me, this would save my career, not as a developer, but as an executive.

The Apache Way makes life easier

The most important and first lesson I learned from the Apache Community was to avoid short term gains that were unsustainable in the long term. This very important core principle derives in part from the concept of "community over code". It does not matter how much code you write, or how good your code is if you cannot get along, compromise, and communicate respectfully with your peers. The code does not write itself, its the community behind it that keeps the code alive. Involving only the most technically proficient contributors should never trump the need to build a sustainable community. I saw projects often suffer from self-centered yet skilled coders added as committers for short term gain at the detriment of a healthy sustainable community. So as a corollary to community over code, avoid short term gains that get in the way of the long term sustainability of an organization's culture. This has immense applications for any executive in both technical and non-technical fields.

While growing my new development organization in this financial services organization, I decided to avoid hiring people that seemed to be very skilled technically but lacked the desire or social skills to collaborate with others. Thanks to experiences at Apache, I could start telling them apart much better than I did before. Also, I was calmer and less anxious when hiring to fill gaps on the team. It was better not to have the resource than to introduce a bad apple onto the team. 

This was contrary to how I had operated earlier and started producing great results. The application of this basic principle lead to a solid team that worked better together than ever before in the past. They were able to leverage each others' skills thanks to collaboration to out perform any one skilled developer. This is all thanks to the concept of community over code where social skills, and collaboration were stressed more than technical skills. In the end, being kind, listening, and asking smart questions begets the kind of collaboration needed to build complex software. 

Not only did this help with developers, it also worked with teams that did not produce code like project managers under the CTO office. The rule is golden, and IMHO should be applied to any executive's decision making process regardless of the nature of the business or topic at hand.

Inner Source is the Apache Way

Executives drive the architecture and cultural direction of their organizations and the Apache Way provides a solid framework to create healthy foundations through open collaboration, communication and the availability of knowledge for everyone to participate.

Several very successful technology companies have adopted the Apache Way without really realizing they're doing so.  In 2000, Tim O'Reilly coined the term Inner Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_source to apply Open Source principles to any organization. Tim was essentially talking about applying the Apache Way within organizations. The Apache Way has proven itself with companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, SAP, PayPal and even financial institutions like Capital One which have adopted the Inner Source methodology which is one and the same.

Without going into the details, of which we the Apache Community are intimately aware (using it daily within our projects), I would like to stress how important the approach is for executives outside of Apache to understand. The Apache Way can save organizations from all out disaster, not to mention billions of dollars by impacting the quality of services and products they produce. Again this does not only apply to companies in technological sectors. Capital One a financial services company has also used Open Source methods for internal projects to be extremely successful https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/using-open-source-methods-for-internal-software-projects .

Conclusions

The Apache Way provides several benefits to executives aware of the approach. Executives can directly integrate the principles of the Apache Way into their own thinking to improve their potential for personal success. However the biggest value comes from the cultural framework it produces for the entire organization, however to leverage it in their organizations, executives must be aware of it. The Apache Way has personally helped me grow as an effective executive and it can help others as well. It also provides a compass for how to properly build effective organizations, not only technical ones.


Alex Karasulu is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the software industry and a recognized leader in the Open Source community. He is widely known as the original author of the Apache Directory Server, used by IBM both as the foundation of the Rational Directory Server and also integrated into the Websphere Application Server. Alex co-founded several Apache projects, including MINA, and Felix, among others, which, along with their communities, thrive independently past his day-to-day involvement in the projects. He is the founder of Safehaus, where he authored the first low-resource mobile OTP algorithms in Open Source with the OATH community that was later adopted by Google in their Authenticator product. In addition to IBM, Atlassian, Cisco, and Polycom are just a few of the many companies that sell commercial hardware and software solutions that bundle or embed software and products that Alex has created. Alex holds a BSc. in Computer Science and Physics from Columbia University. He is the founder and co-CEO of OptDyn.

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The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2018 Fiscal Year

World's largest Open Source foundation's 300+ freely-available, enterprise-grade Apache projects power some of the most visible and widely used applications in computing today.

Wakefield, MA —9 July 2018— 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 the annual report for its 2018 fiscal year, which ended 30 April 2018.

Established in 1999, the world's largest Open Source foundation’s 300+ freely-available, enterprise-grade projects serve as the backbone for some of the most visible and widely used applications in computing today. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual volunteer Members and 6,700 code Committers across six continents successfully collaborate on innovations in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Big Data, Build Management, Cloud Computing, Content Management, DevOps, IoT and Edge Computing, Mobile, Servers, and Web Frameworks, among other categories. 

Highlights include:
  1. Published ASF 5-year strategic plan https://www.apache.org/board/plan.html ;
  2. Established extended budget to map against strategic plan;
  3. Completed and passed first-ever financial audit: unqualified;
  4. Change in net assets for FY2017-2018: $548,630;
  5. Fundraising yielded a positive net income and raised 150% of goals;
  6. Received Bitcoin donation from Pineapple Fund valued at $1M;
  7. Launched ASF Targeted Sponsorship program;
  8. Total of 8 Platinum Sponsors, 9 Gold Sponsors, 8 Silver Sponsors, 14 Bronze Sponsors, and 4 Platinum Targeted Sponsors, 5 Gold Targeted Sponsors, 3 Silver Targeted Sponsors, and 11 Bronze Targeted Sponsors;
  9. 51 new individual ASF Members elected, bringing the total to 731;
  10. Exceeded 6,700 code Committers;
  11. 194 Top-Level communities overseeing 319 Apache projects and sub-projects;
  12. 16 newly-graduated Top-Level Projects from the Apache Incubator;
  13. 54 projects currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator; 3 were retired;
  14. Top 5 Apache project categories: Libraries, Big Data, Network-Server, XML, and Web Frameworks;
  15. Top 5 project language distribution: Java, C, Python, C++, and JavaScript;
  16. 35M page views per week across apache.org;
  17. ~9M source code downloads served from Apache mirrors on a yearly basis (excluding convenience binaries);
  18. Web requests received from every Internet-connected country on the planet;
  19. 3,280 Committers changed 71,186,324 lines of code over 222,684 commits;
  20. ASF project contributors have added $624,946,835 worth of code;
  21. Highest code contribution value by Apache Mynewt: $61,769,063 worth of code;
  22. Top 5 Apache repositories by size: OpenOffice, NetBeans, Flex, Hadoop, and Trafodion;
  23. Top 5 Apache repositories by commits: Hadoop, Ambari, Camel, Ignite, and Beam;
  24. 21,772 authors sent 1,617,547 emails on 642,005 topics across 1,131 mailing lists
  25. Top 5 Apache developer email lists: Ignite, Kafka, Tomcat, Beam, and James;
  26. Top 5 Apache user email lists: Lucene/Solr, Ignite, Flink, Kafka, and Cassandra;
  27. 23rd anniversary of the Apache HTTP Server (19 years under the ASF umbrella);
  28. 942 Individual Contributor License Agreements (CLAs) signed;
  29. 41 Corporate Contributor License Agreements signed;
  30. 22 Software Grant Agreements signed;
  31. Apache Infrastructure services running 24x7x365 at near 100% uptime on an annual budget of less than US$5,000 per project;
  32. Expanded "GitBox" service launched to allow communities to host their read/write Git repositories on GitHub;
  33. Improved Mirror performance, build systems, and redeployment of LDAP account system;
  34. Migrated mail archive services to the cloud, consolidated domains, and enhanced/refined  monitoring;
  35. ASF serves as a mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code for 13th consecutive year;

The full report is available online at https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

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 730 individual Members and 6,600 Committers across six continents 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 Aetna, Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Oath, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, and Union Investment. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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Friday July 06, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 July 2018

Hello Friday and welcome, July! Here we go --the Apache Community has been productive over the past week with:

Support Apache –thank you in advance for helping offset the ASF's day-to-day operating expenses! Every dollar counts.
 - Corporate matching gifts can double your individual contribution to the ASF. Add the ASF to your corporate matching gift program today http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html#CorporateGiving

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 July. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series. Join us!
 - 24-27 September: Sign up for ApacheCon today and SAVE $300 http://apachecon.com/acna18/
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - Seeking Media and Community Partners for ApacheCon: contact press@apache.org if you can help.

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield stablized performance at 87.35% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 451 Apache contributors changed 987,908 lines of code over 2,626 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Till Rohrmann, mxnet-ci, and Tellier Benoit.

Apache CXF™ –an Open Source services framework.
 - Apache Apache CXF 3.2.5, 3.1.16, and CXF Fediz 1.4.4 released http://cxf.apache.org/

Apache HttpComponents™ Core –a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 4.4.10 released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.8.8 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.5 and 1.9.5 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Jena™ –a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data applications in Java.
 - Apache Jena 3.8.0 released http://jena.apache.org/

Apache Kafka™ –distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka 0.10.2.2 and 0.11.0.3 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ Solr™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - CVE-2018-8026: XXE vulnerability due to Apache Solr configset upload http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201807.mbox/%3C0e6d01d4145f%249ed40250%24dc7c06f0%24%40apache.org%3E

Apache OpenNLP™ –a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.9.0 released https://opennlp.apache.org/

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 1.8.15 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/
 - DoS (OOM) Vulnerability in Apache PDFBox's AFMParser http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201806.mbox/%3C2e123ab7-5492-d35a-1c85-7b13dbd438ec%40apache.org%3E

Apache Qpid™ JMS –pure java implementation of messaging broker supporting Advanced Message Queuing Protocols 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464).
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.34.0, Qpid Dispatch 1.2.0, and Qpid Proton 0.24.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.9 http://syncope.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can watch presentations from the Apache Roadshow and FOSS Backstage at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDJ_V9KUOdOFSbDvPfGBxw ?

 - Did you know that Clojure MXNet has become part of the main Apache MXNet (incubating) project? http://mxnet.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can meet members of the Apache community at the Apache booth at OSCON 18-19 July? http://oscon.com/

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - ASF FY 2017 Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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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Thursday June 28, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 June 2018

Let's wrap up June with a look at the Apache Community's activities over the past week:

Support Apache –help offset the ASF's day-to-day operating expenses. Every dollar counts.
 - Corporate matching gifts can double your individual contribution to the ASF. Add the ASF to your corporate matching gift program today: every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html#CorporateGiving

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 July. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - 24-27 September: Registration open for ApacheCon North America/Montreal http://apachecon.com/acna18/
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - We are seeking Media and Community Partners for ApacheCon: contact press@apache.org for details. 

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield happy performance at 96.42% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 496 Apache contributors changed 953,779 lines of code over 2,869 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Daniel Gruno, zhangduo, Dewayne Richardson, Carlos Sierra Andrés, and stack.

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 - Apache Ant 1.9.12, 1.10.4, and AntUnit 1.4 released http://ant.apache.org/

Apache Bahir™ –extensions to distributed analytic platforms such as Apache Spark.
 - Apache Bahir 2.2.1 released http://bahir.apache.org

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.6.0-alpha-4 and 3.0.0-alpha-3 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.6 retired; Jackrabbit Oak 1.9.4 and 1.4.22 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.4.0 released https://kylin.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 7.4.0 and Solr 7.4.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 1.7.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.10 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ Broker-J –pure java implementation of messaging broker supporting Advanced Message Queuing Protocols 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464).
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.0.7 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Apache SINGA (incubating)™ –a general distributed deep learning platform for training big deep learning models over large datasets.
 - Apache SINGA (incubating) 1.2.0 released http://singa.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –a Java Servlet, JavaServer pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket specifications implementation.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.32 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Apache Traffic Control™ –Open Source, large-scale Content Delivery Network (CDN).
 - Apache Traffic Control 2.2.0 released http://trafficcontrol.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Feathercast showcases Apache projects and their communities? Subscribe to the podcast feed and keep up with the voice of the ASF! https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can watch presentations from the Apache Roadshow and FOSS Backstage at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDJ_V9KUOdOFSbDvPfGBxw ?

 - Did you know that Twitter is productionizing machine learning workflows with Apache Airflow? http://airflow.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - ASF FY 2017 Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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 June 22, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 June 2018

We're ending the week with the following activities from the Apache community:

Support Apache –help offset the ASF's day-to-day operating expenses. Every dollar counts.
 - Increase your support of the ASF with a corporate matching gift http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html#CorporateGiving

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 July. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - 24-27 September: Registration open for ApacheCon North America/Montreal http://apachecon.com/acna18/
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - We are seeking Media and Community Partners for ApacheCon: contact press@apache.org for details. 

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield popping performance at 99.76% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 479 Apache contributors changed 889,905 lines of code over 2,869 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Hervé Boutemy, Martin Desruisseaux, Stephen Mallette, Gary Gregory, and Mark Thomas.

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads.
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.7.1 released https://bookkeeper.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ DBCP –implements Database Connection Pooling.
 - Apache Commons DBCP 2.4.0 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 2.0.1 released http://hbase.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –JMS client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org), based around the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
- Apache Qpid JMS 0.33.0 and Qpid Broker-J 7.0.5 released http://qpid.apache.org/
- [CVE-2018-8030] Apache Qpid Broker-J Denial of Service Vulnerability when AMQP 0-8...0-91 messages exceed maximum size limit http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201806.mbox/%3CCAP3WMuQfUAc9pP95Et_aQN5ko%2B6EYe4nYD7zwNXp8%2B5KPsz8XQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Tomcat™ Native –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDKs.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.17 released http://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can subscribe to the Apache Feathercast podcast feed to receive the latest recordings as they are published? Hear the voice of the ASF! https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache Flink website has been updated with more details about Flink's features and use cases? http://flink.apache.org

 - Did you know that Indeed is using Apache Mesos to help their teams control their own deployment infrastructure? http://mesos.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - ASF FY 2017 Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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 June 15, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 June 2018

Happy Friday! Let's review what the Apache community has worked on over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 June. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - 24-27 September: Registration open for ApacheCon North America/Montreal http://apachecon.com/acna18/
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - We are seeking Media and Community Partners for ApacheCon: contact press@apache.org for details. 

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield crackling performance at 99.83% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 561 Apache contributors changed 1,111,834 lines of code over 3,486 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Dan Klco, Dewayne Richardson, Andrea Cosentino, and Carlos Sanchez Gonzalez.

Apache Crail (incubating) –a high-performance distributed data store designed for fast sharing of ephemeral data in distributed data processing workloads.
 - Apache Crail 1.0-incubating released http://crail.apache.org/

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency Big Data management solutions.
 - CVE-2017-15695 Apache Geode remote code execution vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201806.mbox/%3CCAEwge-GY_F0BJk33EFcY2czTwM%3DOkgrqN2%3DaWHV0bafLf6hgfw%40mail.gmail.com%3E

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 1.9.3 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework that helps users easily develop high performance and high scalability network applications. 
 - Apache MINA 2.0.19 released http://mina.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ Dispatch –is a router for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org).
- Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.1.0 released is a router for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Feathercast highlights Apache projects, people, and communities, often records during events such as ApacheCon and Apache Roadshows? Hear the voice of the ASF! https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can learn about Apache projects history and evolution at https://projects.apache.org/ ?

 - Did you know that those with use cases for running Apache Groovy on JDK7 can help shape the project's future roadmap? https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/dfd5198431f62c90b6c5e0a5554017310395f99557b22054f4aa1b5e@%3Cusers.groovy.apache.org%3E


Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - Apache Big Data project communities will be participating at DataWorks Summit 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - ASF FY 2017 Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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 June 08, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 June 2018

The week has skipped by, and the Apache community has been active with the following projects:

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - The Chance to Influence the World by Weiwei Yang https://s.apache.org/MfuS

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 June. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - 11-14 June: Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin --co-located within FOSS Backstage https://foss-backstage.de/
 - 24-27 September: ApacheCon North America/Montreal http://apachecon.com/acna18/
 - 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA --Save The Date!
 - We are seeking Media and Community Partners for ApacheCon: contact press@apache.org for details. 

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield smashing performance at 99.74% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 473 Apache contributors changed 712,261 lines of code over 2,857 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Robert Butts, Nick Couchman, Daniel Sun, and Colm O hEigeartaigh.

Apache Atlas™ –a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services.
 - Apache Atlas 1.0.0 released http://atlas.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Compress –defines an API for working with compression and archive formats.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.17 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache Ignite™ –an In-Memory Data Fabric providing in-memory data caching, partitioning, processing, and querying components.
 - [CVE-2014-0114]: Apache Ignite is vulnerable to existing CVE-2014-0114 http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201806.mbox/%3CCAK0qHnrDU3PVMWdeBEZjatHGjiB8SBbmk1UMuPEphvMuCHkbhA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

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 2.10.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache JSPWiki™ –a feature-rich and extensible WikiWiki engine built around the standard JEE components (Java, servlets, JSP).
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.10.4 released http://jspwiki.apache.org/

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework that helps users easily develop high performance and high scalability network applications. 
 - Apache MINA 2.0.18 released http://mina.apache.org/

Apache NiFi™ MiNiFi –a subproject of Apache NiFi that is a complementary data collection approach that supplements the core tenets of NiFi in dataflow management, focusing on the collection of data at the source of its creation.
 - Apache NiFi MiNiFi C++ 0.5.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ Broker –implements the latest AMQP specification, the first open standard for enterprise messaging, and provides transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management, clustering, federation and heterogeneous multi-platform support and more.
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.0.4 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 1.1.3 and 1.2.2 released http://storm.apache.org/

Apache Traffic Control™ –Open Source Content Delivery Network used by Cisco, Comcast, Cox, Qwilt, and others serves 30+ petabytes of content each day.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Traffic Control™ as a Top-Level Project 


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Mynewt is the ASF's first operating system for building, deploying, and securely managing billions of devices? Yes: Apache has IoT projects! http://mynewt.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can see the roster of committers on Apache projects at http://home.apache.org/ ?

 - Did you know that next week is All Apache Week in Berlin? Starting with Berlin Buzzwords, followed by Apache Roadshow Europe, co-located with FOSS Backstage? https://berlinbuzzwords.de/ https://foss-backstage.de/ http://apachecon.com/


Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - We're teaming up the Apache Roadshow Europe with Berlin Buzzwords - 10-12 June 2018 (Apache Lounge dates: 11-12 June) https://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - The 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage in Berlin 13-14 June 2018 https://foss-backstage.de/

 - Apache Big Data project communities will be participating at DataWorks Summit 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - ASF FY 2017 Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.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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Monday June 04, 2018

Success at Apache: the Chance to Influence the World

by Weiwei Yang

I submitted my first patch to Apache Hadoop in 2015, a very simple bug fix with just a few lines of changes. However the feeling is still vivid to me when the patch was accepted, I felt great accomplishment. It was not about how big the change was, but rather because I knew even a small change would help a lot of people. This is the best thing I like about working in Open Source, the work I've done has the chance to influence the world. 

As of today, I have contributed nearly 200 patches to Apache Hadoop, over 20k lines of code. I still feel happy when the community accepts my patches. I believe that having such passion is an essential for an individual contributor to make the way to Apache. Unless your company paid you to work on Open Source, you must find yourself such accomplishment during the work, otherwise the commitment won't last. Like me, I spent over 3 years until I received commit privileges for Hadoop. In retrospect, it was a tough, challenging but fast growth journey. I am glad I did not give up and finally get where I am now.

If you are hired by a commercial company that sells products or services powered by Open Source software, then congratulations, you are on a shortcut to Apache. Such companies usually have a strong team working directly on Open Source projects and a lot of committers. Being a member of such organization, you will have more time working on the project, get faster feedback of your patches, opportunities to participate more discussions and much deeper involvement. Unfortunately, I was not working for such companies. Moreover, my native language is not English and I have a big timezone gap with the majority people from the community. That makes my path to Apache much more difficult. I believe there are many people, just like me at 3 years ago, who are willing to contribute but finding it hard to. In this post, I will share some tips how to work with the Apache community and how to grow up to a committer.

First, it's important that you know things that are public to everyone. Every Open Source project has its own tutorials introducing how to contribute, be sure you have read that before working on any patches. Those documents generally tell you how to contribute code in the "Apache" way, and how to collaborate with the community.

Second, don't mind fixing bugs. Actually I suggest to begin with fixing bugs. You may find bugs in your daily work, or somebody reported to the community. No matter if they are big or not, bugs must be fixed so that it's easier to get attention from the community. In an Open Source community, everyone volunteers to review some other ones' patches. So don't be upset if nobody gets to your patch quickly, try to soft ping committers around this area. But never push them for anything. And always be polite.

More involvement. There are many ways to get more involvement. First, if a community sets up a MeetUp once in a while, try to attend even you are remote or in an inconvenient local time. Such MeetUps can help you gather information of the development status, current community focus etc. It also helps others to get familiar with your face; second, try to participate in more discussions. This could be discussions on mailing lists, issue tracking systems or a Web conference that discusses a particular issue/design. In my opinion, this is the hardest part especially for contributors from overseas.

Be self-motivated and passionate. Nobody forces you to work on Open Source projects, you need to keep motivating yourself. Like I first mentioned in this post, there are more ways to be self-motivated than just feeling accomplished. Working in the community gives you the chance to work in a diverse environment, meet people from different companies and different countries; you can get as many chances as you want to solve difficult real problems, and improve your skills; you can build your reputation in the community which also helps your career development.

I truly hope my experiences would help people. Now I am working at Alibaba Group, and it gives me more reason to write this post. I see a lot of talented people around, they have solid skills, they have done and are doing a lot work to make Hadoop better. They are open to contributing back but are having various of difficulties to work with the community. I am committed to helping grow this community, and I do believe an open and diverse community will help the project thrive.  


Weiwei Yang is a Staff Engineer working at Alibaba Group. He has been working on Big Data area for over 8 years, most of time working on Apache Hadoop. He contributed to several Apache projects such as YARN, HDFS, MapReduce, Ambari and Slider, and an active Hadoop committer. At present, he is working in Alibaba’s data infrastructure team and is focusing on evolving Apache YARN to support mixed workloads, improve performance and cluster utilization. Prior to that, he worked in IBM for several years and won multiple Open Source contribution awards.

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"Success at Apache" is a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works" https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Traffic Control™ as a Top-Level Project

Open Source Content Delivery Network used by Cisco, Comcast, Cox, Qwilt, and others serves 30+ petabytes of content each day.

Wakefield, MA —4 June 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® Traffic Control™ as a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Apache Traffic Control can be used to build, monitor, configure, and provision a large-scale content delivery network (CDN). Traffic Control originated at Comcast and was released as an Open Source project in April 2015; the project was donated to the Apache Incubator in July 2016.

"We are extremely excited to be an Apache Top-Level Project," said Dave Neuman, Vice President of Apache Traffic Control. "This is an amazing milestone for Traffic Control, and a testament to scale, strength and dedication of everyone in our community." 

Traffic Control is a CDN control plane originally built around Apache Traffic Server as the caching software. Traffic Control implements all the core functions of a modern CDN using the following components:
  • Traffic Router — Routes clients to the best available cache on the CDN using HTTP(s) redirects or DNS;
  • Traffic Monitor — Monitors caches for both system and application metrics and uses those to make health decisions on the CDN;
  • Traffic Ops — Configuration, tenant, and inventory management for all CDN components;
  • Traffic Stats — Calculates and stores statistics about CDNs managed by Traffic Control; and 
  • Traffic Portal — User interface for managing and operating Traffic Control CDNs

Every day, Traffic Control CDNs serve over 50 billion transactions amounting to over 30 petabytes of content worldwide. Apache Traffic Control is in use at Comcast, Cisco, Cox, and Qwilt, among others.

"Traffic Control unlocks significant innovation in the CDN space," said Mark Torluemke, Director of CDN Engineering at Comcast. "The ASF is the perfect place for that innovation to thrive."

"Having Traffic Control become an Apache Top-Level Project is a testament to the technology's functional breadth, performance, and scalability in building Content Delivery Networks," said Eric Friedrich, OMD Technical Leader at Cisco. "As an active contributor to Traffic Control, Cisco is very excited to continue incorporating Traffic Control into its Open Media Distribution offering for Service Provider video distribution solutions."

"Qwilt is thrilled to see Traffic Control receive this hard-earned and well-deserved status as an Apache Top-Level Project. TLP status recognizes the extraordinary work and progress of the Traffic Control community of contributors," said Alon Maor, CEO at Qwilt. "We are proud to be part of this community and particularly pleased to see Traffic Control's stature continue to rise within the Apache Software Foundation. As we go to market with Traffic Control, we consistently get feedback from prospects and customers about the value of an Open Source approach to the modern CDN. The Apache Traffic Control Project embodies the Web-scale innovation that service providers are so eager to embrace."

"Cox has been involved with this project since 2014 and has over 4 years of experience with running it in a large national network. Apache Traffic Control is the first CDN platform in the Open Source domain and really brings something that was missing in the market," said Steve Malenfant, Principal Engineer at Cox. "We love the flexibility of the system and the ease to scale up as well as being able to collaborate with peers that have similar challenges."

"As great as this accomplishment is, it's only the beginning," added Neuman. "We are looking forward to growing our community, attracting new contributors, and continuing to be a leader in the CDN space."

The Traffic Control community holds summits twice a year and is very active on Slack as well as its official project user and developer mailing lists. Catch Apache Traffic Control in action at ApacheCon North America 24-27 September 2018.

Availability and Oversight
Apache Traffic Control 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 Traffic Control, visit http://trafficcontrol.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
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