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Friday November 25, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 25 November 2016

We're closing out quite a productive month with the following activities:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 December 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP OPEN: Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America 16-18 May 2017/Miami http://apachecon.com/
 - Recordings of sessions are being processed and posted at Feathercast http://feathercast.org

Apache Community Development –helps those new to the ASF and Apache Projects take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 - The Apache Community Development Team Prepares to Send Out its First Diversity Survey http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201611.mbox/%3Cpony-31e1cbf2b23a01ea035ee3323fe2ab95950c8284-dc1f345f30800e5cbef086a8801c55be77bc49c3%40announce.apache.org%3E

Apache CloudStack™ CloudMonkey –can be used both as an interactive shell and as a command line tool that enables cloud administrators and users to easily manage configuration and management of Apache CloudStack clouds.
 - Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.3.3 released http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Geode™ –Big Data in-memory data grid used by hundreds of enterprises to power mission-critical low latency, high concurrency transactional applications at extreme scale.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Geode™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/vS44

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR)
- Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.21 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache jclouds™ –an Open Source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform that gives you the freedom to create applications that are portable across clouds while giving you full control to use cloud-specific features.
 - Apache jclouds 1.9.3 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/jclouds

Apache JMeter™ –a 100% pure Java application designed to test server applications.
 - Apache JMeter 3.1 released http://jmeter.apache.org/download_jmeter.cgi

Apache POI™ –a Java library for reading and writing Microsoft Office files.
 - Apache POI 3.16 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/poi/release/RELEASE-NOTES.txt

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - CVE-2016-6816 Apache Tomcat Information Disclosure http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201611.mbox/%3C60944c86-3492-4e03-4d2b-fd4d9736f0d9%40apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2016-8735 Apache Tomcat Remote Code Execution http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201611.mbox/%3Cac0f27e5-121b-ceac-eb1e-954ee54d65ac%40apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2016-6817 Apache Tomcat Denial of Service http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201611.mbox/%3Ca9a2bf36-012a-2d10-28eb-4d2c33db3ddf%40apache.org%3E


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Groovy is one of the most widely used alternative languages for the JVM (Java virtual machine) with ~12M annual downloads per year? http://groovy.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Airbnb uses Apache Kafka in their billing system? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache SenSoft (incubating) is a Software-as-a-Sensor™ usability testing platform? http://incubator.apache.org/projects/senssoft.html


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami  http://apachecon.com/

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

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

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

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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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Monday November 21, 2016

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

Open Source Big Data in-memory data grid used by hundreds of enterprises to power mission-critical low latency, high concurrency transactional applications at extreme scale.

Forest Hill, MD —21 November 2016— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache® Geode™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.

Apache Geode is an Open Source in-memory data grid that provides transactional data management for scale-out applications needing low latency response times during high concurrent processing.

"Graduating as a Top-Level Project marks an important milestone for Apache Geode," said Mark Bretl, Vice President of Apache Geode. "Our community is proud to champion a diverse group of developers and users whose support has helped Geode reach a sustainable level of maturity."

The Geode codebase was originally developed by Gemstone Systems in 2002. GemFire, the original commercial distribution of Geode, was first widely adopted by the financial sector as the transactional, low-latency data engine used in Wall Street trading platforms. Pivotal®, which owns the GemFire technology, submitted the Geode code to the Apache Incubator in April 2015.

"We are excited to see Geode graduate from the Apache Incubator to a Top-Level Project. It's quite a feat to transform a mature commercial product into a widely adopted open source project," said Elisabeth Hendrickson, VP of Big Data R&D at Pivotal. "The committers in Geode have worked hard at building community and making the project accessible to newcomers, paving the way for developers everywhere to benefit from a proven in memory data grid technology."

Since entering the Apache Incubator, the project has had significant increases in the number of independent developers contributing to the code, as well as organizations incorporating Apache Geode in their deployments and solutions. Today, over 600 enterprises use the technology behind Apache Geode for high-scale business applications that must meet low latency and 24x7 availability requirements, such as financial risk analysis systems, high volume eCommerce Websites, and transportation & logistics management.

"zData has been deploying big solutions with the technology of Apache Geode well before it became open source software. We look forward to helping more of our customers enjoy the speed, reliability, and scale that Apache Geode brings to any application architecture."
-- Dillon Woods, CTO, zData Inc.

"Apache Geode is an important component of Capgemini's Business Data Lake and fast reacting business scale out analytics solutions. Capgemini congratulates the Apache Geode community on becoming a top level project in The Apache Software Foundation." 
-- Steve Jones, Global Vice President, Big Data, Capgemini

"Apache Apex provides direct support for Apache Geode. Geode helps Apex deployments by providing fast, fault-tolerant storage and query support for stream processing data. Data Torrent welcomes Apache Geode as a peer project of Apache Apex".
--Amol Kekre, CTO at Data Torrent

"Apache Geode is an important component of Ampool Active Data Store. It provides scale-out in-memory processing with transactional consistency. We've been enthusiastic users of Apache Geode since its beginning, and look forward to this next phase".
-- Milind Bhandarkar, CEO at Ampool

"Through the incubation process we have worked to create an open and collaborative community for developers and users to work together, and look forward to seeing new contributions, feedback, bug reports, and subscribers to the Geode email lists," added Bretl.

The Apache Geode project welcomes contributions and community participation through mailing lists, face-to-face MeetUps, Geode Clubhouse online, and other events such as the Apache: Big Data conference series.

Availability and Oversight
Apache Geode 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 project updates, downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Geode, visit http://geode.apache.org/ and @ApacheGeode.

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

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 620 individual Members and 5,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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Friday November 18, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 18 November 2016

As we wrap up a wonderful conference week in Seville brimming with All Things Apache, our community has also been working on:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 December 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Save the date: ApacheCon North America will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami http://apachecon.com/

Apache Commons™ JCS –a distributed, versatile caching system.
 - Apache Commons JCS 2.0-beta-2 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-jcs/download_jcs.cgi

Apache Commons RDF (incubating) –aims to provide a common Java API for RDF 1.1 graphs and datasets.
 - Apache Commons RDF 0.3.0-incubating released https://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org/download

Apache Jena™ –an Open Source Java-based framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data applications.
 - Apache Jena 3.1.1 released http://jena.apache.org/download/maven.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR)
- Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.10 and 1.5.13 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache jclouds™ –Open Source multi-Cloud toolkit in use and supported by Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Apache CloudStack, Docker, Google Cloud Platform, Mesosphere, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, Rackspace, RedHat, and many others.
 - Apache jclouds 2.0.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/jclouds
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® jclouds™ v2.0 https://s.apache.org/LkRY

Apache Solr™ –the blazing fast search server built on Apache Lucene.
 - Apache Solr Reference Guide for 6.3 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/solr/ref-guide/apache-solr-ref-guide-6.3.pdf

Apache Streams (incubating) –unifies a diverse world of digital profiles and online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes these datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and platforms for streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics use-cases.
 - Apache Streams 0.4-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/streams/releases/0.4-incubating/

Apache SystemML (incubating) –provides declarative large-scale machine learning (ML) that aims at a flexible specification of ML algorithms and automatic generation of hybrid runtime plans ranging from single-node, in-memory computations, to distributed computations on Apache Hadoop MapReduce and Apache Spark.
 - Apache SystemML 0.11.0-incubating released http://systemml.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.73 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.39 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that The ASF now has 620 Members and 5,511 Committers? https://twitter.com/davsclaus/status/798887129141182465

 - Did you know that at The ASF all projects operate on-list? https://community.apache.org/lists.html

 - Did you know that algorithms in Apache MADlib (incubating) are implemented to provide highly parallel processing? http://incubator.apache.org/projects/madlib.html


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami  http://apachecon.com/

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

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

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

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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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Tuesday November 15, 2016

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® jclouds™ v2.0


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Friday November 11, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 November 2016

Whether you're observing Remembrance Day, Veteran's Day, Single's Day, or simply making a wish on 11/11, the Apache community is convening for next week's conferences in Seville. And, per usual, the Apache machine continues to turn:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 November 2016. Board calendar and minutes available athttp://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield perky performance at 99.86% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Starting Monday! Apache: Big Data followed by ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

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 Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-RC2 released http://directory.apache.org/api/downloads.html
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M12 released http://directory.apache.org/studio/downloads.html

Apache Fortress™ –provides a Role-Based Access Control system that is fully ANSI INCITS 359 compliant and production ready.
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.0-RC1 released http://directory.apache.org/fortress/downloads.html

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.10.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/knox/0.10.0

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.12.5 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.3.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html
 - Apache Solr 6.3.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - CVE-2016-8736: Apache Openmeetings RMI Registry Java Deserialization RCE http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201611.mbox/%3CCAJmbs8i2AFb9ddx2HDSea-XLkR7rRFeM05epxtQzDzSa6ZST3A%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.14 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/tika/apache-tika-1.14-src.zip

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M13 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-90.cgi
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.8 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server. 
 - Apache Traffic Server v7.0.0 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/downloads

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework.
 - CVE-2016-6806: Apache Wicket CSRF detection vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201611.mbox/%3CCAB63Y-cZ+ZydQB=zPKNJDFyb-AgSV2ba=FA9wqz7rDQw_hemNQ@mail.gmail.com%3E


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that each BarCamp Apache is different, based on the individuals, ideas, and communitites participating? http://feathercast.apache.org/apachecon-europe-2016-barcamp-apache/

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB was instrumental in providing offline-first applications in the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa? http://couchdb.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Project anniversaries in November include: Labs (10 yrs); HTTP Components (9 yrs); Abdera, Attic, Buildr, CouchDB, and Qpid (8 yrs); Community Development (7 yrs); OODT and ZooKeeper (6 yrs); Kafka and Syncope (4 yrs); Ambari and Marmotta (3 yrs); BookKeeper, DeviceMap, Drill, and MetaModel (2 yrs); and Brooklyn, Groovy, Kylin, and REEF (1 yr)? Many happy returns to all!


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami. Details coming.

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

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

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

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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 November 04, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 4 November 2016

Welcome November! As we're busily preparing for our upcoming conferences in Seville, the Apache community has also been working on the following:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 November 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield perky performance at 99.87% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us at Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache BVal™ –an implementation of the Java Bean Validation specification.
 - Apache BVal 1.1.2 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/bval/1.1.2/

Apache Calcite™ –a framework for writing data management systems.
 - Apache Calcite Avatica 1.9.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/calcite/apache-calcite-avatica-1.9.0/

Apache CloudStack™ –deploys and manages large networks of virtual machines as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud computing platform.
 - CVE-2016-6813: Apache CloudStack registerUserKeys authorization vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201610.mbox/%3CCAJtfqCupOYQoNY2BNx86_zauses_MpmpiX8WciO_DEaWp6uNig%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Derby™ –a pure Java relational database engine that conforms to the ISO/ANSI SQL and JDBC standards.
 - Apache Derby 10.13.1.1 released http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_downloads.html

Apache Fluo (incubating) –a distributed system for incrementally processing large data sets stored in Apache Accumulo.
 - Apache Fluo Recipes 1.0.0-incubating released https://fluo.apache.org/release/fluo-recipes-1.0.0-incubating/

Apache Geode (incubating) –a data management platform that provides a database-like consistency model, reliable transaction processing and a shared-nothing architecture to maintain very low latency performance with high concurrency processing.
 - Apache Geode 1.0.0-incubating released http://geode.incubator.apache.org/releases/

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily by providing an abstract, event-driven, asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP via Java NIO.
 - Apache MINA 2.0.16 released http://mina.apache.org/downloads.html
 - Apache FtpServer 1.1.0 released http://mina.apache.org/ftpserver/downloads.html

Apache S2Graph (incubating) –a graph database designed to handle transactional graph processing at scale.
 - Apache S2Graph 0.1.0-incubating released http://mirror.navercorp.com/apache/incubator/s2graph/0.1.0-incubating/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can share what you're planning to work on at ApacheCon? https://blogs.apache.org/conferences/entry/what_are_you_working_on

 - Did you know that Astronomer uses Apache Airflow (incubating) to create a modern platform for building data pipelines? http://incubator.apache.org/projects/airflow.html

 - Did you know that over the past month 2,488 people created 7,524 new issues, and 811 people closed 6,212 issues? Top 3 topics: HBase, YARN, and CommonsRDF! 


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami. Details coming.

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

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

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

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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 October 28, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 28 October 2016

Look how productive the Apache community has been over the past week!

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 November 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield steady performance at 99.61% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Register today for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville --early incentives end 3 November http://apachecon.com/

Apache Bahir™ –provides extensions for Apache Spark.
 - Apache Bahir 2.0.1 released http://bahir.apache.org

Apache Fineract (incubating) –an Open Source system for core banking as a platform.
 - Apache Fineract 0.4.0-incubating released https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/fineract/0.4.0-incubating/

Apache Geode (incubating) –a data management platform that provides a database-like consistency model, reliable transaction processing and a shared-nothing architecture to maintain very low latency performance with high concurrency processing.
 - Apache Geode 1.0.0-incubating released http://geode.incubator.apache.org/releases/

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 Oak 1.4.9 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Juneau (incubating) –a toolkit for marshalling POJOs to a wide variety of content types using a common framework, and for creating sophisticated self-documenting REST interfaces and microservices using very little code.
 - Juneau 6.0.0-incubating released http://juneau.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Lens™ –provides an Unified Analytics interface.
 - Apache Lens 2.6.1 released http://lens.apache.org/releases/download.html

Apache mod_perl™ –an Apache HTTP Server module for embedding a Perl interpreter in your Web server, giving you super-fast dynamic content by avoiding the overhead of starting an external interpreter.
 - Apache mod_perl-2.0.10 released http://perl.apache.org/download/index.html

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar file format for nested data.
 - Apache Parquet MR 1.9.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/parquet/

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.1 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - CVE-2016-0762 Apache Tomcat Realm Timing Attack https://s.apache.org/hhGa
 - CVE-2016-5018 Apache Tomcat Security Manager Bypass https://s.apache.org/otM1
 - CVE-2016-6794 Apache Tomcat Security System Property Disclosure https://s.apache.org/lxjd
 - CVE-2016-6796 Apache Tomcat Security Manager Bypass https://s.apache.org/GKT4
 - CVE-2016-6797 Apache Tomcat Unrestricted Access to Global Resources https://s.apache.org/qjWl

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework that powers thousands of Web applications and Web sites for governments, stores, universities, cities, banks, email providers, and more.
 - Apache Wicket 6.25.0, 7.5.0, and 8.0.0-M2 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/wicket/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can share what you're planning to work on at ApacheCon? https://blogs.apache.org/conferences/entry/what_are_you_working_on

 - Did you know that IBM Graph is built on top of Apache Tinkerpop's Gremlin graph query language? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Walmart Labs uses Apache Kafka for real-time retail? http://kafka.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

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

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

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Friday October 21, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 21 October 2016

The Apache community has been hard at work this week. Here's what took place:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Announcing changes in ASF Executive Leadership https://s.apache.org/OH3o
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 November 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield stable performance at 99.61% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Early registration incentives for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville end 3 November http://apachecon.com/

Apache Commons™ Lang –provides helper utilities for the java.lang API, notably String manipulation methods, basic numerical methods, object reflection, concurrency, creation and serialization and System properties.
 - Apache Commons Lang 3.5 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-lang/download_lang.cgi

Apache Commons™ Weaver –provides an easy way to enhance compiled Java classes by generating ("weaving") bytecode into those classes.
 - Apache Commons Weaver 1.3 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-weaver/download_weaver.cgi

Apache Flume™ –a distributed, reliable, and available service for efficiently collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log data.
 - Apache Flume 1.7.0 released http://flume.apache.org/download.html

Apache Fluo (incubating) –adds distributed transactions to Apache Accumulo, and provides an observer/notification framework to allow users to incrementally update large data sets stored in Accumulo.
 - Apache Fluo 1.0.0-incubating released https://fluo.apache.org/release/fluo-1.0.0-incubating/

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 Oak 1.2.20 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kafka™ –a high-throughput, publish-subscribe messaging system rethought of as a distributed commit log.
 - Apache Kafka 0.10.1.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/kafka/0.10.1.0/kafka-0.10.1.0-src.tgz

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.7.1 release http://nifi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.15.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.3.31 GA + Security Fixes and Struts 2.5.5 GA released http://struts.apache.org/download.html

Apache Tomcat™ –Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 6.0.47 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-60.cgi

Apache Zeppelin™ –a collaborative data analytics and visualization tool for distributed, general-purpose data processing system such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, etc.
 - Apache Zeppelin 0.6.2 released http://zeppelin.apache.org/download.html

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that a record 63 projects are under development in the Apache Incubator? http://incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Alibaba, the world's largest eCommerce retailer, uses Apache Flink to power critical aspects of its search infrastructure and deliver relevance and accuracy to its end users? http://flink.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache Tinkerpop Gremlin graph traversal language is Turing Complete? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

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

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

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Announcing changes in ASF Executive Leadership

At The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Board Meeting held this week, the following changes to the Foundation's Executive Officers have taken place effective immediately:

  1. Ross Gardler has stepped down as President after serving for the past three years and will now serve as Executive Vice President;
  2. Sam Ruby has been appointed ASF President, and has stepped down as an ASF Director;
  3. Rich Bowen has resigned as Executive Vice President to assume the re-established position of Vice President Conferences, a role he has been performing as part of his EVP responsibilities, and will be serving as an ASF Director for the remainder of the current term; 
  4. Greg Stein has resigned from his posts as ASF Vice Chairman and Vice President of Apache Subversion to assume the newly-created role of ASF Infrastructure Administrator; and
  5. Chris Mattmann has been appointed ASF Vice Chairman


The following Officer appointments remain unchanged:

 - Brett Porter, Chairman
 - Ulrich Stärk, Treasurer
 - Craig Russell, Secretary
 - Sam Ruby, Assistant Secretary


The ASF Board of Directors comprises the following 9 individuals:

 - Rich Bowen
 - Shane Curcuru
 - Bertrand Delacretaz
 - Isabel Drost-Fromm
 - Marvin Humphrey
 - Jim Jagielski
 - Chris Mattmann
 - Brett Porter
 - Mark Thomas


The Foundation thanks Ross, Sam, Rich, Greg, and Chris for their service and flexibility in ensuring continuity with ASF Operations, and to all Officers and members of the ASF Board for their support.

An overview of the ASF's governance, along with the complete list of ASF Board of Directors, Executive Officers, and Project/Committee Vice Presidents, can be found at http://apache.org/foundation/

For more information on the Foundation's operations and structure, see http://apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#structure

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Friday October 14, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 14 October 2016

As we're ramping up for ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data next month, the community has been hard at work with the following activities:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - ASF Operations Summary: May - Aug 2016 https://s.apache.org/1BsV
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 October 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield steady performance at 99.79% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - 4 weeks to go: Program, registration, and hotel discounts for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache Calcite™ –a dynamic data management framework.
 - Apache Calcite 1.10.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/calcite/apache-calcite-1.10.0/

Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.18.0 released http://camel.apache.org/download.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.13.4 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.12 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kudu™ –an Open Source storage engine for structured data which supports low-latency random access together with efficient analytical access patterns.
 - Apache Kudu 1.0.1 released http://kudu.apache.org/releases/1.0.1

Apache OpenOffice™ –leading Open Source office application and personal productivity suite for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
 - The Apache OpenOffice Project Announces Apache OpenOffice v4.1.3 https://s.apache.org/JiCT

Apache Pirk (incubating) –a framework for scalable Private Information Retrieval (PIR).
 - Apache Pirk 0.2.0-incubating released https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/pirk/0.2.0-incubating

Apache PredictionIO (incubating) –an Open Source Machine Learning Server built on top of state-of-the-art open source stack, that enables developers to manage and deploy production-ready predictive services for various kinds of machine learning tasks.
 - Apache PredictionIO 0.10.0-incubating released https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/predictionio/0.10.0-incubating/

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.|
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.9 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M11 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-90.cgi
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.38 and 8.5.6 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache Incubator, the entry path for all new incubating Apache projects, was first founded in October 2002? http://incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache project birthdays in October include Xalan & XML Graphics (12 yrs); Mina & Velocity (10 yrs); PDFBox (7 yrs); Thrift (6 yrs); JMeter (5 yrs); Cordova, Isis, OpenOffice (4 yrs); Chukwa and Jclouds (3 yrs); and Calcite (1 yr)? https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that bourse.societegenerale.fr is powered by Apache Wicket? https://wicket.apache.org

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

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

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

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Wednesday October 12, 2016

The Apache OpenOffice Project Announces Apache® OpenOffice™ v4.1.3

[translations available at https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.1.3+Announcement ]

Leading Open Source office application and personal productivity suite for Windows, Linux, and Mac now more secure and available in 41 languages


Forest Hill, MD —12 October 2016— Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache® OpenOffice™ v4.1.3, now available in 41 languages on Windows, Linux, and OS X.


Boasting more than 200 million downloads, OpenOffice includes a word processor ("Writer"), a spreadsheet ("Calc"), a presentation editor ("Impress"), a vector graphics editor ("Draw"), a mathematical formula editor ("Math"), and a database management program ("Base").


"As an Open Source project led by an all-volunteer community, occasional lulls in momentum are not uncommon," said Marcus Lange, Vice President of Apache OpenOffice. "Such was the case with OpenOffice until recently. We wanted to change this, starting with a new bugfix release."


Under The Hood

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 features include:


  • Key security vulnerability fixes;

  • Support for new language dictionaries;

  • Numerous bug fixes, including installer and database support on Mac OS X; and

  • Enhancements to the build tools (for developers)


"This release symbolizes a resurgence in the project," said Patricia Shanahan, Release Manager for Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3. "We are proud to continue development of one of the most visible and widely used Apache projects."


The complete list of features and enhancements are available in the release notes at https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.1.3+Release+Notes


Apache OpenOffice is used by millions of organizations, institutions, and individuals around the world. In addition, OpenOffice plays an integral role in many governments, in response to their mandates to use files in the ISO/IEC standard Open Document Format (ODF).


OpenOffice supports localized versions in more than 120 languages; those that are 100% translated and maintained are officially released.


As with all Apache projects, Apache OpenOffice is available to all users free of charge, and, as Open Source software, its C++ source code is readily available for anyone who wishes to enhance the applications.


"This is not all, as more can be expected from the project," added Lange. "We invite those wishing to help support us to strive forward with development or in the many other areas to participate."


Availability and Oversight

Apache OpenOffice 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 more information on Apache OpenOffice, visit http://openoffice.apache.org/


Get Involved!

Apache OpenOffice welcomes contribution and community participation through mailing lists as well as attending face-to-face MeetUps, developer trainings, and user events. Those wishing to get involved in the project can find out more at http://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html


About Apache OpenOffice

Originally created as "StarOffice" by StarDivision and after further development as an Open Source product under the name "OpenOffice.org" at Sun Microsystems. The project continued development after Oracle Corporation acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010. OpenOffice entered the Apache Incubator in 2011 and graduated as an Apache Top-level Project in October 2012. 8 releases have been made under the auspices of the ASF, with more than 200 million downloads recorded to date. Visit http://openoffice.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheOO for more information.


About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members and 5,300 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF


© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "OpenOffice", "Apache OpenOffice", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Friday October 07, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 October 2016

Happy October! Here's what happened over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - ASF Operations Summary: May - Aug 2016 https://s.apache.org/1BsV
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 October 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield clever performance at 99.69% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - 5 weeks to go: Program, registration, and hotel discounts for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/

Apache Buildr™ –a build system for Java-based applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools.
 - Apache Buildr 1.5.0 released http://buildr.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ EL –JSP 2.0 Expression Language Interpreter Implementation.
 - Apache Commons EL moved to dormant http://commons.apache.org/dormant/commons-el/

Apache Impala (incubating) –a high-performance C++ and Java SQL query engine for data stored in Apache Hadoop-based clusters.
 - Apache Impala (incubating) 2.7.0 released https://impala.incubator.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.8 and 1.5.11 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior.
 - Apache Log4j 2.7 released http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

Apache POI™ –Open Source libraries used for reading and writing files in Microsoft® Office formats.
 - Apache POI Celebrates 15 Years at The Apache Software Foundation https://s.apache.org/IKz0

Apache Qpid™ –JMS client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464), based round the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.11.1 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html

Apache Streams (incubating) –unifies a diverse world of digital profiles and online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes these datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and platforms for streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics use-cases.
 - Apache Streams 0.3-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/streams/releases/0.3-incubating/

Apache Tomcat™ –Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.10 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-native.cgi
 - Tomcat Connectors 1.2.42 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-connectors.cgi
 - CVE-2016-6808 Apache Tomcat JK ISAPI Connector buffer overflow http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201610.mbox/%3Cd4132868-5af1-b8f3-b3b2-b32e86e2f822%40apache.org%3E

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can help test Apache Struts 2.5.3 and 2.3.31? http://markmail.org/thread/edxlswmit7nu2rf2

 - Did you know that Criteo Labs uses Apache Kafka to handle 500B msgs/day? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that SWITCH uses Apache Syncope for secure digital identity with single sign-on capabilities and connections with other services? http://syncope.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

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

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

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Monday October 03, 2016

Apache® POI™ Celebrates 15 Years at The Apache Software Foundation

Commemorates anniversary with the 78th release of Open Source libraries used for reading and writing files in Microsoft® Office formats.

Forest Hill, MD —3 October 2016— The Apache® POI™ project announced today their 15th Anniversary at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and the immediate availability of Apache POI v3.15, the latest version of the Open Source libraries used for reading and writing files in Microsoft® Office formats.

Using Apache POI APIs, developers are able to manipulate various file formats based on the Office Open XML standards (OOXML) and Microsoft's OLE 2 Compound Document format (OLE2CDF) using pure Java. Supported formats include those used by Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other applications from the Microsoft Office suite.

"POI has gone from strength to strength," said Dominik Stadler, Vice President of Apache POI. "Developers around the world use Apache POI to read and write Microsoft Office documents, and we’re happy to commemorate our anniversary with the release of v3.15, POI's 78th official release."

Growth under the Foundation
POI's first public release was in August 2001. In February 2002 POI became a sub-project of Apache Jakarta (then the ASF's incubator for Java projects). Since then, the project evolved rapidly through contributions by community volunteers. Development highlights include:
  • 2002 --support for reading and writing OLE2-based XLS spreadsheets;
  • 2004 --v2.0 released, adding formula support to spreadsheets and DOC (Microsoft Word);
  • 2007--POI becomes an Apache Top-Level Project in June 2007; added support for reading and writing the binary PowerPoint format in v3.0;
  • 2008 --added support for Open Office XML formats, coinciding with Microsoft's open format standardization efforts. Later POI added support for additional file formats including formats used by Visio and Outlook.

Apache POI is used in a variety of ways, including automated generation of Microsoft Office documents from other data sources, updating and formatting existing documents, and enabling software systems to read rich, human-friendly data. Apache POI aims to serve a wide audience from small personal projects to large scale business applications. 

Numerous organizations, such as The Bank of Lithuania, Deutsche Bahn, IKAN Software, and Sunshine Systems use Apache POI. In addition, Apache Tika (content analysis toolkit) uses Apache POI to extract text and metadata from Microsoft Office documents to enable users to search and index these formats.

Community
In addition to the official POI developer and user mailing lists and the bugzilla bug tracking tool, developers are also volunteering their time to help users on community websites. An example of this is through improved localization: POI aims to work around the world despite differences in number formats, date formats, separators, character sets, and time zones.

The Apache POI community continually refreshes with new developers as prior developers move on to shepherd other projects. As with all Apache projects, and as demonstrated by Apache POI, community is the key to success and maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

"Decisions are better made by community consensus than individual opinion," added Stadler. "Our ongoing community refresh brings in new ideas and motivation, avoids stagnation, or unfairly burdening the original project creators. The one constant in our community has been Nick Burch, who has embodied The Apache Way as a contributor and mentor to POI for over a decade."

Through its healthy and vibrant user community and a number of dedicated committers, Apache POI is poised to enjoy continued active development for years to come. 

Availability and Oversight
Apache POI 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 POI, visit http://poi.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members and 5,300 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSIGMA, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF
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Friday September 30, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 September 2016

We're closing out the month with the following activities from the Apache community:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - ASF Operations Summary: May - Aug 2016 https://s.apache.org/1BsV
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 October 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield plucky performance at 99.62% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - DEADLINE: Early registration ends 3 October for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville http://apachecon.com/
 - Discount hotel block details http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe/attend/hotel-travel
 - Program, keynotes for Apache: Big Data now available http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-europe/program/schedule
 - Program just posted for ApacheCon https://apacheconeu2016.sched.org/

Apache Commons™ BeanUtils –provides an easy-to-use but flexible wrapper around reflection and introspection.
 - Apache Commons BeanUtils 1.9.3 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-beanutils/download_beanutils.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.6.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 1.5.4.1 released https://kylin.apache.org/download/

Apache Lucy™ Clownfish –"symbiotic" object system pairs with "host" programming language environments and facilitates the development of high performance language extensions.
 - Apache Clownfish 0.6.0 released http://lucy.apache.org/download.html

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily by providing an abstract, event-driven, asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP vis Java NIO.
 - Apache MINA 2.0.15 released http://mina.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.1.3 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and operational analytics for Hadoop through SQL support using HBase as it's backing store and integrates with other projects in the ecosystem such as Spark, Hive, Pig, Flume, and MapReduce.
 - Apache Phoenix 4.8.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/phoenix/

Apache UIMA™ Ruta –(Rule-based Text Annotation) is a rule-based script language supported by Eclipse-based tooling.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.5.0 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can follow activities pertaining to Apache Brand Management at @ASFBrands, the official account for ASF Trademark activities? https://twitter.com/ASFBrands

 - Did you know that Uber uses Uber uses Apache Mesos and Cassandra to manage a million writes per second across multiple datacenters? http://mesos.apache.org/ http://cassandra.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can learn all about Apache Projects at https://projects.apache.org/ ?

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain http://apachecon.com/

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

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

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

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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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Thursday September 29, 2016

The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: May - August 2016

FOUNDATION OPERATIONS SUMMARY

First Quarter+, Fiscal Year 2017 (May-August 2016)

"The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has established itself as a positive yet impartial guardian, steward and evangelist for the greater good of the Apache software projects and its supporting and ancillary technology streams. Building a communicative platform of trust that links a decentralized software community this expansive is no small task. The ASF continues to be the ‘voice’ of Apache in an accessible, open and pragmatic way."
--
Adrian Bridgwater, developer-centric technology writer for Computer Weekly, Forbes, The Register and others.


> President's Statement:
 This last quarter I have focused on expanding our operations capacity. Our mission is to provide software for the public good. We do this by providing services and support for many like-minded software project communities of individuals who choose to join the ASF. Those services and support are overseen by a team of volunteers who in turn are supported by a number of paid staff an contractors. The volunteers are the ones that make us less dependent on paid staff and thus keep our costs low and thus help us maintain the foundations independence from any financial source. However, as volunteers there are limitation on what we can expect in terms of time commitment. This is why our team of paid operations staff are so important.

We recently expanded our paid staff by appointing our first Infrastructure Administrator. This is a part time role aimed at assisting in the management of our infrastructure. This role will report to our volunteer VP of Infrastructure. This addition will help us maintain our excellent infrastructure uptime record (http://status.apache.org/) while keeping our expenditure to a minimum. It’s amazing that our infra team manage many hundreds of commits and pull requests and many thousands of emails each day. Not to mention hosting one of the top 1000 websites in the world (http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/apache.org). All on a budget that is a tiny fraction of what most people would expect.

As a foundation we continually evaluate our ability to scale. With each new project we accept we increase our overheads. With each increase in overheads we make it harder to maintain our independence from sources of finance. Yet it is this independence that makes us successful as an open source software foundation. We remain in a very healthy financial position, however, it never hurts to take the opportunity to ask for your support. As an individual you can donate to the foundation (http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html), as a corporation you can become a sponsor (http://www.apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html).

Events and Community: Since our last quarterly report, we have not held any additional ApacheCon events. We do, however, have one coming up very soon, and another in the beginning stages of planning. 

We will hold Apache Big Data Europe 2016, and ApacheCon Europe 2016, in Seville, Spain, November 14-18th, at the Melia Sevilla hotel. The we will be announcing the schedules for these events mid September. Details about these events may be found on the ApacheCon Website, at http://apachecon.com/ . In 2007, we plan to hold ApacheCon North America in Miami, May 15-19, at the Intercontinental Miami. Details will be published to the ApacheCon Website very soon. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for both events.

Meanwhile, we continue, as a larger community, to plan and attend an enormous number of meetups and other small events. You can see the weekly list of meetups at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html or by searching for your favorite Apache project on meetup.com.

> Committers and Contributions: Over the past quarter, 1,649 contributors committed 50,849 changes that amount to 53,203,721 lines of code across Apache projects. The top 5 contributors during this timeframe are: Mark Thomas (576 commits), Gary Gregory (573 commits), Andrea Cosentino (559 commits), and Reynold Xin and Claus Ibsen (473 commits each).

Part of onboarding new Apache committers is handled the ASF Secretary, who processes their paperwork so that they can continue contributing to our projects. All individuals who are granted write access to the Apache repositories must submit an Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA). Corporations that have assigned employees to work on Apache projects as part of an employment agreement may sign a Corporate CLA (CCLA) for contributing intellectual property via the corporation. Individuals or corporations donating a body of existing software or documentation to one of the Apache projects need to execute a formal Software Grant Agreement (SGA) with the ASF. 

The Secretary processed 249 ICLAs, plus 12 CCLAs, and 5 Software Grants during this timeframe. The activity of Apache committers, and the community of contributors they serve, can be seen at http://status.apache.org/#commits


> Brand Management: 
Our Foundation-wide educational and policy improvement work continues to pay off, as more Apache projects are getting organized about maintaining and promoting their brands in a more organized fashion. Some projects are continuing work on their own detailed how-to guides for companies that want to *properly* use valuable Apache brands as part of their products or Web presences. However the rapid growth in new projects in the Incubator means that more help spreading the education to new communities is still needed.

Our detailed list of resources, both Apache policies as well as pointers to other valuable open source branding guidelines and information is improving our ability to respond, as seen by the more detailed questions we get from third parties, as well as by the ability of some experienced projects to handle brand enforcement more independently. http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/resources

While Open Source and the project communities are well understood in industry these days, open source *governance* and brand management are becoming more important topics. The ASF is seen as a leader in governance and brand policing, and our example is helping other FOSS communities as well as companies better understand how we can work together fairly and productively.

On the registration front, we continue to get some projects who request registration of names or beloved logos in the US and internationally. We continue to exercise financial care with our budget by working with the relevant project communities to detail why registration is important for them to attract new project contributors around the world.

With the continued rise of prominent Apache brands and projects that power more business every year, we look to the many companies that profit from Apache software products to help respect Apache brands. While many companies continue to properly give credit to our volunteer communities, sadly some companies continue to --or have started to-- take advantage of our non-profit work by unfairly co-opting Apache project brands.  Reviewing and correcting these mis-uses is an ongoing effort for the ASF and all Apache projects.

You can always ask the Apache Brand Management team private questions at trademarks@apache.org


> Infrastructure:
 The Infrastructure team continues to focus on retiring technical debt and improving the resiliency of the services we provide. We've spent a lot of the quarter restructuring our Buildbot and Jenkins infrastructure. This has made a noticeable effect in the uniformity of our build services, as well as the ease with which our projects are able to modify their build environments.

We're continuing to spend time recruiting additional help, and one of the first results of that is placing Greg Stein as the Infrastructure Administrator. (we should have a blog post for this in the coming days)

Additionally, our Github experiment has earned the 'uneventful' status this quarter, which we regard as a nice milepost pointing towards maturity. In the coming months we hope to be able to move this from experiment status to production workload. We expect this to have a large effect on a number of our project communities.

A complete view of the status of our infrastructure, with up-time graphs, can always be viewed at http://status.apache.org/


> Financial Statement:

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> Fundraising:
 The Apache Software Foundation continues to grow in a number of areas, as reflected in other areas of this report. On the Fundraising side we continue our efforts to keep an open channel with the current sponsors and as reaching out to new, potential sponsors that recognize the value of the ASF projects to the industry. The ASF achievements are outstanding, especially if we consider the relatively small budget that powers these achievements. Given our 501(c)(3) status, we heavily rely on the generosity of our sponsors for our operations.

The ASF enjoys the support of 7 Platinum Sponsors: Cloudera, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Pivotal, and Yahoo; 8 Gold Sponsors: ARM, Bloomberg, Comcat, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, ODPi, and PhoenixNap; 13 Silver Sponsors: Alibaba Cloud Computing, Capital One, Cerner, Confluent, Budget Direct, Huawei, InMotion Hosting, iSIGMA, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, and Wandisco. The number of Bronze sponsors has also increased, currently at 19 Bronze Sponsors and we continue to benefit from the generous help of our 11 Infrastructure Sponsors.

Given the growth of the Foundation, the VP of Fundraising is working on a few initiatives in collaboration with the VP of Marketing and Publicity meant to increase awareness of what we do. They will be announced in the upcoming quarterly reports as they get implemented.

As always, we want to take this opportunity again to express our gratitude to our sponsors for believing in and supporting the ASF mission. We wouldn't be where we are without the sponsor's generosity and for that they deserve our most sincere thanks!

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Report prepared by Sally Khudairi, Vice President Marketing & Publicity, with contributions by Ross Gardler, ASF President; Rich Bowen, Executive Vice President; Shane Curcuru, Vice President Brand Management; David Nalley, Vice President Infrastructure; Tom Pappas, ASF Member and Vice President, Finance & Accounting at Virtual, Inc.; and Hadrian Zbarcea, Vice President Fundraising.


For more information, subscribe to the announce@apache.org mailing list and visit http://www.apache.org/, the ASF Blog at http://blogs.apache.org/, and the @TheASF on Twitter.

(c) The Apache Software Foundation 2016.


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