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Friday October 20, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 October 2017

The week has zipped by and it's Friday already. Here's what we've been busy with:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 November. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield on-point performance at 99.77% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 547 Apache Committers changed 1,377,543 lines of code over 3,399 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Varun Saxena, Jian He, Laszlo Puskas, Aditi Hilbert, and Stephen Mallette.

Apache Commons™ Compress –library that defines an API for working with compression and archive formats.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.15 released

Apache Commons™ Configuration –software library that provides a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Commons Configuration 2.2 released

Apache James™ –a 100% pure Java SMTP and POP3 Mail server and NNTP News server.
 - Apache James 3.0.1 security release

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.6.2 and 7.1.0, and Apache Solr 6.6.2 and 7.1.0 released
 - CVE-2017-12629: Several critical vulnerabilities discovered in Apache Solr (XXE & RCE)

Apache OpenOffice™ –leading Open Source office application and personal productivity suite for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Five Years of Apache® OpenOffice™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache Pulsar (incubating) –a highly scalable, low latency messaging platform running on commodity hardware.
 - Apache Pulsar 1.20.0-incubating released

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.23.0 released

Apache Rya (incubating) –a Cloud-based RDF triple store that supports SPARQL queries.
 - Apache Rya 3.2.11-incubating released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Europe's largest online fashion retailer Zalando uses Apache Kafka and Kafka Streams API for real-time fashion insights?

 - Did you know that Pune Smart City uses Apache Wicket?

 - Did you know that intelligent customer data platform Amperity uses Apache Aurora?

Apache Community Notices:

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence 2) All Carrot and No Stick 3) Asynchronous Decision Making Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors 6) Meritocracy and Me 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community 8) Meritocracy. 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation 10) All My Roads Led to Apache

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

 - Presentations from ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data are available; as well as videos and audio recordings

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - The Apache community will be at All Things Open --stop by the ASF booth and say hello! 23-24 October in Raleigh

 - Learn about Apache Atlas, AriaTosca (incubating), Hadoop YARN, Kafka, ManifoldCF, Ranger, Spot (incubating), Thrift, and more at Open Source Summit Europe + ELC Europe 2017 23-26 October in Prague

 - Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 24-25 October in San Francisco

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018

 - ASF Annual Report is available at

 - 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!

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

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