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Friday December 29, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 December 2017

This is our final Round-up of 2017 --let's review what we've been up to over the past week:

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 - Next Board Meeting: 17 January. 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 happy performance at 99.26% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 65 Apache contributors changed 83,360 lines of code over 246 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andreas Veithen, Tellier Benoit, Gintas Grigelionis, Xing Zhang, and Stefan Fuhrmann.

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads. 
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.6.0 released

Apache Commons™ DBCP –implements Database Connection Pooling. 
 - Apache Apache Commons DBCP 2.2.0 released

Apache Commons™ RDF –aims to provide a common library for RDF 1.1 that could be implemented by systems on the Java Virtual Machine.
 - Apache Commons RDF 0.5.0 released

Apache Lucene™ Solr –the popular, blazing-fast, Open Source enterprise search platform built on Apache Lucene.
 - Apache Solr Reference Guide for 7.2 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.3.0 released

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler.
 - Apache Nutch 1.14 released

Apache OpenNLP™ –a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.8.4 released

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-2.0 specification (JavaEE 8).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans-2.0.3 CDI container and Apache Meecrowave-1.2.0 released

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.19.0 released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.7 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache Cordova@8 tools are now available?

- Did you know that the latest update on Apache NetBeans (incubating) is available at ?

- Did you know that Alibaba, Bouygues Telecom, Capital One, and Ericsson are powered by Apache Flink?

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 - 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 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been

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 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018

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