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Friday June 21, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 21 June 2019

Happy Friday, everyone. Let's take a look at how the past week has progressed:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 July. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - Early Registration is OPEN for ApacheCon North America/Las Vegas (9-12 September) and Europe/Berlin (22-24 October) https://www.apachecon.com/
 - TRAVEL ASSISTANCE applications for ApacheCon North America accepted through 21 JUNE (NOTE: special funds earmarked for female Latin Americans). Applications for ApacheCon Europe now open. Apply today! http://www.apache.org/travel/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.99%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 527 Apache contributors changed 1,453,810 lines of code over 3,408 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Zhang Duo, Mark Robert Miller, Jonathan Hung, Claus Ibsen, and Hendrik Krohns.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Bigtop 1.4.0 released https://bigtop.apache.org/
 - [CVE-2017-15694] Apache Geode metadata modification vulnerability https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/86d3b80a6dd45b7a06d3afcf1d5093f020f648ed167825b3e722f27d@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E

Content Management --
 - Apache Allura 1.11.0 released https://allura.apache.org/
 - CVE-2019-10085 Apache Allura XSS vulnerability https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/9a20914c4251a2ae3caebd8d0dd0056f3ac89209d6c216bb89efabd9@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E

Search --
 - Apache Lucene Solr Reference Guide for 8.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Servers --
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2019-10072 Apache Tomcat HTTP/2 DoS https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/ac0185ce240a711b542a55bccf9349ab0c2f343d70cf7835e08fabc9@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the program for ApacheCon North America is up? Join us! https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/

 - Did you know that the ASF's email list activity over the past 14 days has comprised 89,139 on 62,103 topics sent by 5,345 people across 729 active lists? https://lists.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Baidu, Cisco, Didi Chuxing, eBay, JP Morgan, Samsung, and Yahoo Japan use Apache Kylin to support extremely large datasets? http://kylin.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2018Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/d2Fq

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

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

 - 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

 - Registration is open for ApacheCon North America 9-12 September 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Spark + AI Summit 2019 will be held 15-17 October in Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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Friday June 14, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 14 June 2019

The week has flown by and it's been brilliant. Let's review what we've 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: 19 June. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - Early Registration is OPEN for ApacheCon North America/Las Vegas (9-12 September) and Europe/Berlin (22-24 October) https://www.apachecon.com/
 - TRAVEL ASSISTANCE applications for ApacheCon North America accepted through 21 June. Special funds earmarked for female Latin Americans. Apply today! http://www.apache.org/travel/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at a sellar 100%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 465 Apache contributors changed 1,246,642 lines of code over 2,671 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Zhang Duo, Jonathan Hung, Claus Ibsen, Hendrik Krohns, and Andrea Cosentino.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Atlas 1.2.0 released http://atlas.apache.org/
 - Apache Bahir 2.2.3 and 2.3.3. released https://bahir.apache.org

Databases --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.14.7 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.14.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - HttpComponents Client 4.5.9 GA released http://hc.apache.org/

Network Client/Server --
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 2.0.0.AM4 released http://directory.apache.org/
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.43.0 and Qpid Dispatch 1.8.0 released http://qpid.apache.org

Search --
 - Apache Lucene Solr Reference Guide for 8.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.42 and 9.0.21 available http://tomcat.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? SpamAssassin (15 years); Santuario (13 years); Commons and Wicket (12 years); Sling (10 years); Karaf (9 years); Flume and VCL (7 years); Mesos (6 years); Twill (3 years); Atlas and Mynewt (2 years) --many happy returns!

 - Did you know that the ASF has, on average, 76 builds running at any given time across three CI platforms?

 - Did you know that more than 40% of Apache projects are in Java? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?language

Apache Community Notices:

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2018Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/d2Fq

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

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

 - 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

 - Registration is open for ApacheCon North America 9-12 September 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Spark + AI Summit 2019 will be held 15-17 October in Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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 07, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 June 2019

Happy Friday! Happy June! We've had a great week. Let's review:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 June. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - Announcing Program and Early Registration Incentives for ApacheCon™ North America --keynotes by David Brin, James Gosling, and Samaira Mehta; 40 content tracks from dozens of Apache projects and their communities https://s.apache.org/eIG0
 - Early Registration is OPEN for ApacheCon Europe/Berlin (22-24 October) https://aceu19.apachecon.com/
 - TRAVEL ASSISTANCE applications for ApacheCon North America accepted through 21 June http://www.apache.org/travel/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.99%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 503 Apache contributors changed 1,402,811 lines of code over 3,331 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Robert Miller, Zhang Duo, Andrea Cosentino, and Matteo Merli.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache HBase 2.1.5 relased https://hbase.apache.org/
 - Apache Kafka 2.2.1 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Network Client/Server --
 - Apache MINA 2.1.3 released https://mina.apache.org
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.33.1 released http://qpid.apache.org

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 7.7.2 and Solr 7.7.2 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 9.0.0-M2 released https://wicket.apache.org

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that there are funds earmarked for female Latin Americans for Travel Assistance to attend ApacheCon North America (9-12 September/Las Vegas)? Application DEADLINE 21 June 23:59 GMT+12 http://www.apache.org/travel/

 - Did you know that DreamWorks uses Apache Cassandra and Apache Tinkerpop Gremlin to guide and manage the production of its films? http://cassandra.apache.org/ and http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the ASF has won an Industry Influencer award in the 2019 SD Times 100? https://sdtimes.com/


Apache Community Notices:

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2018Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/d2Fq

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

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

 - 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

 - Registration is open for ApacheCon North America 9-12 September 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Spark + AI Summit 2019 will be held 15-17 October in Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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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Wednesday June 05, 2019

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program and Early Registration Incentives for ApacheCon™ North America

Official Global Conference Series heralds "Tomorrow's Technology Today" with keynotes by David Brin, James Gosling, and Samaira Mehta, plus 40 content tracks from dozens of Apache projects and their communities

Wakefield, MA —5 June 2019— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the event program and early registration for the North America edition of ApacheCon™, the ASF's official global conference series. ApacheCon North America will take place 9-12 September 2019 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Early registration incentives end 27 June 2019.

ApacheCon draws attendees from more than 60 countries to experience "Tomorrow's Technology Today" by showcasing key Open Source technologies independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches. 

ApacheCon content is selected entirely by Apache projects and their communities, enabling participants at all levels to learn about the latest innovations in dozens of categories. ApacheCon North America program categories include Big Data, Community, Content Delivery, Geospatial, Graph Processing, Integration, IoT, Machine Learning, Mobile, Observability, and Streaming, among others. Participants learn about Open Source development "The Apache Way", through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, workshops, hackathons, BarCamps, and more in a deliberately intimate, collaborative, vendor-neutral environment.

Dozens of Apache projects will be represented across dedicated categories and project tracks. They include: Accumulo, Arrow, Bahir, Beam, Calcite, Camel, Cassandra, CloudStack, Cordova, Daffodil (incubating) DataSketches (incubating), Doris (incubating), Drill, Druid (incubating), Edgent (incubating), Gobblin (incubating), Hadoop, HBase, HDFS, Heron (incubating), Hive, Hivemall (incubating), HTTP Server, Hudi (Incubating), Iceberg (incubating), Ignite, Kafka, Karaf, Kudu, Lucene, Marvin-AI (incubating), MXNet (incubating), Mynewt, Nemo (Incubating), NiFi, OFBiz, ORC, Ozone, Pinot (incubating), PLC4X, PredictionIO, Pulsar, Rya (incubating), Samza, Spark, TinkerPop, Tomcat, Toree (incubating), Traffic Control, TVM (incubating), Unomi, YARN, and more. The full program is available at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/schedule.html

Attendees will join The Apache Software Foundation in celebrating its 20th Anniversary with special events and activities, including dynamic discourse with select ASF founders, and keynotes by award-winning author and futurist David Brin, "father of Java" James Gosling, and 10-year-old CoderBunnyz/One Billion Kids Can Code founder Samaira Mehta. 

Registration and Deadlines
  • Early Registration: 27 June. Early bird incentives and additional discounted rates are available for individual participants as well as groups. Sign up at https://apachecon.com/acna19/

  • Travel Assistance: 21 June. Members of all underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply for Travel Assistance, with special funds earmarked for female Latin Americans. Apply at http://www.apache.org/travel/

  • Discounted Hotel Rooms: 19 August. Special sleeping room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino are available based on availability, or when the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Book at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html

Event Sponsors
ApacheCon is the primary gathering of the collective Apache community worldwide; sponsorship of the official conference series of the world’s largest Open Source foundation is one of the most effective ways to gain visibility and competitive advantage. Sponsors who showcase their products, people, and community support benefit by extending their brands to the greater Apache community, engaging with industry influencers, and connecting with potential future collaborators. Many sponsors consider ApacheCon to be an invaluable resource for recruiting top Open Source talent. ApacheCon attendees include individual developers and users, Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, educators, consultants, community managers, Open Source enthusiasts, influencers, and analysts from more than 60 countries.

ApacheCon Sponsors include: Aiven, Amazon Web Services, CrowdStrike, DataStax, Google Cloud, HotWax Commerce, IBM, Instaclustr, Jahia, Linode, RedHat, ShapeBlue, SK Telecom, WhiteSource, among others. To become an ApacheCon Sponsor, visit https://s.apache.org/2019-LASApacheConProspectus for more information.

Media partners include Manning Publications and SD Times. For media sponsorship opportunities and registration by credentialed members of the media and analyst community, contact Sally Khudairi at press@apache.org.


About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore "Tomorrow's Technology Today" across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ , https://twitter.com/ApacheCon , and https://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

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 merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 770 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting billions 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, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, Leaseweb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday, and Verizon Media. For more information, visit http://apache.org/  and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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Friday May 31, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 31 May 2019

Farewell, May! Let's take a look back on our activities over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes Craig L. Russell as Chairman https://s.apache.org/h5EK
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 June. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Fundraising –oversees ASF Sponsorship as well as Individual and Corporate Giving programs.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes JetBrains as its Newest Targeted Sponsor https://s.apache.org/Asxm

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - EARLY Registration open: ApacheCon North America/Las Vegas 9-12 September and ApacheCon Europe/Berlin 22-24 October http://apachecon.com/
 - TRAVEL ASSISTANCE applications for ApacheCon North America accepted through 21 June http://www.apache.org/travel/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 446 Apache contributors changed 1,065,674 lines of code over 3,092 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Duo Zhang, Mark Robert Miller, Pedro Boado, and Andrea Cosentino.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid (incubating) 0.14.2 released https://druid.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.18.2 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Internet-of-Things --
 - Apache PLC4X 0.4.0 released http://plc4x.apache.org

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Configuration 2.5 released http://commons.apache.org/

Search --
 - Apache Lucene Solr 8.1.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache MyFaces Core v2.3.4 released http://myfaces.apache.org/
 - Apache Wicket 7.14.0 and 8.5.0 released https://wicket.apache.org

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that those interested in attending ApacheCon but cannot do so for financial reasons may qualify for Travel Assistance support? All members of the greater Apache community, including those from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply http://www.apache.org/travel/

 - Did you know that GitHub featured how Apache Beam helps Spotify compute recommendations for hundreds of millions of users in their "Open source: an interconnected community" promo? https://youtu.be/U2eWLb-LD44

 - Did you know that the ASF has won an Industry Influencer award in the 2019 SD Times 100? https://sdtimes.com/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2018Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/d2Fq

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

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

 - 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

 - Registration is open for ApacheCon North America 9-12 September 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Spark + AI Summit 2019 will be held 15-17 October in Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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 May 30, 2019

The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes JetBrains as its Newest Targeted Sponsor

Wakefield, MA —30 May 2019— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) today welcomed JetBrains, the latest company to sponsor the ASF at the Targeted Platinum level.

"We are pleased to add JetBrains to our roster of Targeted Sponsors," said Daniel Ruggeri, ASF Vice President Fundraising. "As there are many ways to contribute to Open Source Software and the communities that support it, we are immensely grateful for our Sponsors' support by means of targeted donations in addition to monetary contributions."

"We at JetBrains strongly believe that it is necessary to give back to the Open Source ecosystem as all areas of software development rely on it heavily," said Maria Mikheyshina, Community Support Team Lead at JetBrains. "The Apache Software Foundation is an essential part of the OSS world, and it's been an honor for us to support it for so many years. Providing free JetBrains licenses to Apache committers is our way of saying 'Thank you!' for their hard work and invaluable contributions to the Open Source community."

JetBrains joins the following organizations:

ASF Sponsors

Platinum level --Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Pineapple Fund, Tencent, and Verizon Media;
Gold level --Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Union Investment, and Workday
Silver level --Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Baidu, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Inspur, ODPi, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, and Target;
Bronze level --Airport Rentals, The Blog Starter, Bookmakers, CarGurus, Cash Store, Casino Bonus, Casino2k, Cloudsoft, Emerio, Footprints Recruiting, HostChecka.com, Host Advice, HostingAdvice.com, HostPapa Web Hosting, Mobile Slots, Mutuo Kredit, Online Holland Casino, RX-M, SCAMS.info, Site Builder Report, Talend, Twitter, and Web Hosting Secret Revealed.

Targeted Sponsors

Platinum level --DLA Piper, Microsoft, OSU Open Source Labs, Sonatype, Verizon Media
Gold level --Atlassian, The CrytpoFund, Datadog, PhoenixNAP, Quenda
Silver level --Amazon Web Services, Hotwax Systems, Rackspace
Bronze level --Bintray, Education Networks of America, Google, Hopsie, No-IP, PagerDuty, Peregrine Computer Consultants Corporation, Sonic.net, SURFnet, Virtru

For more information on becoming a Sponsor of the ASF, please see http://apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects that provide $20B+ worth of Apache Open Source software to the public at 100% no cost. Through the ASF's merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting billions 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, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Private Internet Access, RedHat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Verizon Media, and Workday. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache" 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. 

Tuesday May 28, 2019

The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes Craig L. Russell as Chairman

Following the 15 May face-to-face Board meeting, Craig L. Russell was today named Chairman of the ASF. Russell is a 12-year Member of the ASF and has served as ASF Secretary from September 2010 to his election to the Board in March 2019. He succeeds Phil Steitz, who served as ASF Chairman since August 2017.

As announced earlier [1], Danny Angus and Ted Dunning were named Board Members to fill the position held by ASF co-founder Jim Jagielski and Steitz, who resigned earlier this month. David Nalley was also appointed ASF Executive Vice President, a position held by Ross Gardler from October 2016 until his resignation in May 2019.

"We thank Phil, Jim, and Ross for playing instrumental roles in helping shape the ASF where it is today," said Russell. "We are grateful for their countless hours of service and look forward to building upon their efforts."

ASF Members elect the Board of Directors to run the Foundation and to set and ensure policy. The Board of Directors are: Danny Angus, Rich Bowen, Shane Curcuru, Ted Dunning, Myrle Krantz, Daniel Ruggeri, Craig Russell, Roman Shaposhnik, and Joan Touzet.

In addition to Russell and Nalley, the ASF's corporate officers include:

  • Vice Chairman Shane Curcuru
  • President Sam Ruby
  • Treasurer Ulrich Stärk
  • Secretary Matt Sicker

The complete officer roster is available at http://apache.org/foundation/

[1] https://s.apache.org/rEAx

Friday May 24, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 May 2019

Welcome to our weekly review of activities across the ASF. Let's go:

The Apache Software Foundation –the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives.
 - Statement by The Apache Software Foundation regarding US Federal Register Notice of non-US affiliates added to Entity List Ruling https://s.apache.org/zvEj

Project Perspectives –part of the "Success at Apache" series, Project Perspectives chronicles how Apache projects and their communities have benefited from The Apache Way.
 - Apache Weex (incubating) and The Apache Way https://s.apache.org/9Qbv

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 June. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - EARLY Registration & Hotel Block open: ApacheCon North America/Las Vegas 9-12 September http://apachecon.com/
 - FINAL CALL -- CFP closing 26 May & EARLY Registration open: ApacheCon Europe/Berlin 22-24 October http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield smashing uptime at 100%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 451 Apache contributors changed 1,288,629 lines of code over 2,745 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Duo Zhang, Matteo Merli, Claus Ibsen, Iñigo Goiri, and Jimin Wu.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kylin 2.6.2 released https://kylin.apache.org/
 - Apache NiFi Registry 0.4.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.11.0.M4 released https://jspwiki-wiki.apache.org/
 - [CVE-2019-10076] Apache JSPWiki Cross-site scripting vulnerability on Apache JSPWiki https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/84dc7c14da8907c2eb4b83deacacaa94fbd997e4f6f2a17e05422328@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E
 - [CVE-2019-10077] Apache JSPWiki Cross-site scripting vulnerability on Apache JSPWiki https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/ea6e712888f2d2edcc17ac5562eedeb1247ca3e65cc7d6f736849c98@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3
 - [CVE-2019-10078] Apache JSPWiki Cross-site scripting vulnerability on Apache JSPWiki https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/d88a615ab8bc1a014bc30f272edddc4de885adf0cacc382dc8c755cc@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E
 - Apache Tika 1.21 released https://tika.apache.org/

Network-Client --
 - Apache Qpid JMS AMQP 0-x 6.3.4 released http://qpid.apache.org

Tools --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Dubbo™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/jjzT


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the CFP for ApacheCon Europe (22-24 October/Berlin) closes 26 May? https://www.apachecon.com/ We want to see your submissions!

 - Did you know that 49 "podlings" are undergoing development in the Apache Incubator across an array of categories, including annotation, artificial intelligence, Big Data, cryptography, data science/storage/visualization, development environments, Edge and IoT, email, JavaEE, libraries, machine learning, serverless computing, and more? http://incubator.apache.org/

- Did you know that author David Brin, winner of the Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula awards, will be keynoting at ApacheCon North America? Register today! https://www.apachecon.com/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2018Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/d2Fq

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

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

 - 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

 - Registration is open for ApacheCon North America 9-12 September 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Spark + AI Summit 2019 will be held 15-17 October in Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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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Wednesday May 22, 2019

Statement by The Apache Software Foundation regarding US Federal Register Notice of non-US affiliates added to Entity List Ruling

Restrictions on exports and reexports to parties named on Entity List specifically apply to activities and transactions subject to the Export Administration Regulation (EAR). [1] Open Source publicly available encryption software source code, as reclassified by the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) effective September 20, 2016, is "publicly available" and "published" and is not "subject to the EAR." [2]

Open Source projects involving encryption software source code are still required to send a notice of the URL to BIS and NSA to satisfy the "publicly available" notice requirement in EAR § 742.15(b).

The ASF continues to work with Apache projects and their communities to ensure their notices are up to date and are maintained in the future.[3]

Open Source software, collaboration on Open Source code, attending open telephonic or in person meetings, and providing sponsorship funds are all activities that are not subject to the EAR and therefore should have no impact on our communities.

For more information, visit http://apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html


Roman Shaposhnik
ASF Vice President Legal Affairs

We thank DLA Piper and The Linux Foundation for their legal counsel and collaboration regarding this subject. 

[1] https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/regulations-docs/2395-effective-date-of-huawei-and-affiliates-entity-list-rule

[2] 81 Fed. Reg. 64656, 64668 (September 20, 2016). See also, https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/223-new-encryption

[3] https://www.apache.org/licenses/exports/

Tuesday May 21, 2019

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

Popular Open Source Remote Procedure Call framework in use at dozens of companies, including Alibaba Group, China Life, China Telecom, Dangdang, Didi Chuxing, Haier, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, among others.

Wakefield, MA —20 May 2019— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® Dubbo™ as a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Apache Dubbo is a high-performance, Java based RPC (remote procedure call) framework. The project was originally developed at Alibaba and open-sourced in 2011, and entered the Apache Incubator in February 2018.

"This day is not only the success of Apache Dubbo project itself, but also another success of The Apache Way," said Ian Luo, Vice President of Apache Dubbo. "Back to the time when Dubbo started to incubate at The Apache Software Foundation, there was a small number of initial committers to the project, but today the number of the Dubbo committers has increased by five times, and we are proud of having far more contributors in this project by now. It is indeed a great journey."

The Dubbo framework specifies the methods that can be called remotely across distributed and microservice systems. Its primary functionalities are: interface based remote call; fault tolerance and load balancing; and automatic service registration and discovery. Features include:

  • Transparent interface based RPC – provides high performance interface based RPC, which is transparent to users.

  • Intelligent load balancing – supports multiple load balancing strategies out of the box, which perceives downstream service status to reduce overall latency and improve system throughput.

  • Automatic service registration and discovery – supports multiple service registries that can detect service online/offline instantly.

  • High extensibility – micro-kernel and plugin design ensures that it can easily be extended by third party implementation across core features like protocol, transport, and serialization.

  • Runtime traffic routing – can be configured at runtime so that traffic can be routed according to different rules, which makes it easy to support features such as blue-green deployment, data center aware routing, etc.

  • Visualized service governance – provides rich tools for service governance and maintenance such as querying service metadata, health status, and statistics.

Apache Dubbo is in use at more than 150 companies, including Alibaba Group, China Life, China Telecom, Dangdang, Didi Chuxing, Haier, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, NetEase, Qunar, and Youzan, among others.

"Apache Dubbo is one of the most highly visible projects that was open-sourced by Alibaba," said Jiangwei Jiang, Principal Engineer at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. "Dubbo is widely used in Alibaba and many other companies. It is one of the best designed Open Source frameworks to develop microservices with high-throughput, complicated business logic, and sophisticated governance."

"Congratulations to Dubbo for graduating from the Apache Incubator! Apache Dubbo, as a high-performance service governance framework, plays a crucial role in Didi's evolution of technical architecture," said Donghai Shi, Senior Technical Director at Didi Chuxing. "With the rapid business growth, our application services and business logic grows more and more complicated, we have been facing more and more challenges in R&D efficiency and business stability. Many thanks to Apache Dubbo, which serves as a strong support for our service governance. Based on Apache Dubbo's service governance framework, we can be more practical and determined in building business with microservices."

"Congratulations on Dubbo's promotion to an Apache Top-Level Project. As a core component of service, Dubbo has a profound impact and is one of the best choices for service architecture," said Xiaofan Yu, Architecture of NetEase Cloud Music. "We have learned a lot from Dubbo's design and implementation. I believe that it can develop in a more quick and stable way after graduation and become the cornerstone of future microservice architecture."

“Congratulations to Dubbo for becoming an Apache Top-Level Project," said Ruimin Jin, Technical Director at Youzan Cloud. "Youzan's large-scale microservice cluster is built on Apache Dubbo. Dubbo's outstanding features, flexible design, and extensive experience in the community has helped us to build distributed systems quickly. In the past three years, we have done a lot of service governance based on Dubbo and achieved very good business results. I hope that Apache Dubbo will have more achievements in multi-language in the future, and the Open Source community can also contribute more plugins to Dubbo."

"Qunar.com first chose Apache Dubbo as service infrastructure in 2012 --doing so helped us take fewer detours in the framework selection when we deployed it at scale," said Zhaohui Yu, Former Senior Director, Infrastructure Department, Qunar.com. "Our team was happy to participate in the community by fixing bugs and contributing new features over the years. Congratulations to Dubbo for graduating as an Apache Top-Level Project: it is a great honor for all Dubbo users."

"Congratulations to Dubbo graduating from the Apache Incubator. As a very popular SOA framework, Apache Dubbo forms part of our infrastructure layer to support almost all different business units within Guazi.com," said Haozhi Liu, Principal Architect at Guazi.com. "It also plays an increasingly important role along with our technical transition from PHP to Java. Furthermore, during our process of adopting Apache Dubbo, both the community and Project Management Committee have been very helpful. We truly believe that with this strong community support, Apache Dubbo project will continue to be successful in the future."

"It's both thrilling and an honor to participate in the development of Apache Dubbo," added Luo. "Our journey continues through the excellent efforts of the greater Apache Dubbo community. We welcome additional contributions to the source code, features, documentation, and discussions on the mailing list."

Catch Apache Dubbo in action at the Apache Dubbo MeetUp series (26 May/Beijing, 6 July/Shenzhen, and 17 August/Shanghai), ApacheCon North America (9-12 September/Las Vegas), and ApacheCon Europe (22-24 October/Berlin).

Availability and Oversight
Apache Dubbo 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 Dubbo, visit http://dubbo.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheDubbo

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 seeking 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 that provide $20B+ worth of Apache Open Source software to the public at 100% no cost. Through the ASF's merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting billions 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, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, Leaseweb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday, and Verizon Media. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Dubbo", "Apache Dubbo", 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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Monday May 20, 2019

Project Perspectives: Apache Weex (incubating) and The Apache Way

by York Shen, member of the Apache Weex Project Management Committee 

I am a Project Management Committee (PMC) member of Apache Weex (Incubating), a cross-platform mobile development framework, widely used in many mobile apps, among top of which have nearly 0.7 billion MAU (Monthly Active Users). Weex became an Open Source project in early 2016 and entered the Apache Incubator in December 2016. As a PMC member, I have been with the project from beginning to today; it is an exciting journey mixed with challenge and suffering, and the journey is not end yet. 

Challenge

"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
–Winston Churchill

As The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) divides its projects into two types, namely Top-Level Projects (TLPs) and Incubator projects (known as "podlings"), joining the Apache Incubator is not the end. Instead, it is just a beginning.

Community

As a project under the ASF, Weex should and would do things under The Apache Way. But as one might imagine, there are a few problems Weex has to solve:

It is said that "If it didn't happen on (a mailing) list, it didn't happen". As Weex was developed by Alibaba Inc. and donated to ASF, it is not surprising that some contributors and committers of Weex are full-time employees of Alibaba Inc. For example, there were many internal IM and face-to-face communications, which is not an an endorsed way of project management and operation under The Apache Way. Also, many Weex contributors and users are Chinese, and they preferred Chinese to communicate, report bugs, and write documentation, which is also not typical under The Apache Way.

Engineering and Product

There are some technical issues due to the feature of Weex:

As both Android and iOS system are upgraded each year, their features and APIs also get updates each year. Weex is a cross-platform framework and designed to provide mobile feature with front-end technology, which means that it is not a easy task to map these Java (for Android system) and Objective-C (for iOS system) APIs to front-end world. Yearly updates of these systems makes it even harder.

Users of Weex are mainly front-end engineers while the project’s contributors and committers are Android and iOS developers: there is a technological stack gap between users and Weex contributors.

The active committers of Weex are not enough: it is difficult to maintain a project that provides Operating System API with about ten active committers.

Weex Way

Open Source is more than just code.

Weex has two repositories: one from before its donation to the ASF, and the other is after that. There are are nearly 30 thousand stars on GitHub among these two repositories: what an exciting number! But Open Source is more than just about code.

Community

Community Over Code.

Currently, most Open Source projects will adopt one of the governance structures:
  • BDFL (benevolent dictator for life)
  • Meritocracy
  • Liberal contribution

The Apache Way promotes earned authority, the ASF champions Meritocracy, where community is over code.

Mailing List

"If it didn't happen on (a mailing) list, it didn't happen."

As mentioned above, many Weex contributors and committers are employees of commercial companies, and some of their companies even prefer Weex in their production environment. Therefore we, as employees, receive a great deal of feature requests from our coworkers, who often choose face-to-face conversations to discuss new features.

Code commits without discussion in mailing lists is not what Weex's PMC wants, nor is it The Apache Way either. Therefore, the Apache Weex PMC needs to enforce some rules to make things right: 

The dev@ mailing list is the only official communication channel, all features must be discussed in the mailing list before coding except tiny bugfix like fixing a null pointer exception.

Move Github PR and Issue from dev@ to a separate mailing list to avoid noise.

Decision Making

Apache Weex is overseen by the ASF and developed by a community of developers. It is important to follow the Consensus building and Voting procedures. The procedure is transparent and search engine-friendly to all users worldwide. It is normal that someone stops maintaining a project due to their interests changing or perhaps a change in their work situation. Projects that obey the previous consensus building and decision making procedures are normally more stable and robust in the long term compared with projects that don’t, as current maintainers would have a better understanding of what was happening before by searching a mailing list.

By default, the official language used in Apache mailing lists is English, which causes some problems for many Weex users who are Chinese and not proficient or comfortable at communicating in English. Therefore, enthusiastic contributors of Apache Weex would often  prefer to use Google Translate to translate Chinese to English to let others known what is happening, and politely remind the original author to use Chinese next time. It is a time consuming and tedious job to translate others' posts, but it is worthy to let the rest of the world understand what is happening here (on list).

In fact, there is a discussion about language used in the Weex mailing lists.
Engineering and Product
Infrastructure

Many users prefer Weex in their commercial products, among top of which have nearly 0.7 billion MAU. In such cases, project stability is our priority, as 99.999% availability only means that ten thousands of end users may experience problems.

Therefore, we choose to reduce or remove features from Weex instead of adding them:

The priority of Weex now is stability, which means only bugfixes are allowed;
New features should be imported to Weex as a plugin, which allows developers to  choose to enable or disable a certain plugin;

Developers' Feedback


We also make a feedback convention between our users and contributors in order for user problems to be solved efficiently.

Github Issues are only for Bug Feedbacks: other problems should go through mailing list.

It is important to report a bug according to the bug reporting template.

Future Growth

There are many end users that choose Weex in their commercial product, among which include Taobao Mobile, with hundreds of millions of users. For a list of known companies using Apache Weex, please see https://weex.apache.org/community/who-is-using-weex.html .

For now, Weex is still a project under development in the Apache Incubator. We welcome you to join the Apache Weex community. Visit us at https://weex.apache.org/

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Part of the "Success at Apache" series, Project Perspectives chronicles how projects and their communities have benefited from The Apache Way.

Friday May 17, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 May 2019

Happy-happy Friday --let's take a look back at what the collective Apache community has been working on over the past week:

The Apache Software Foundation –the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives.
 - Announcing changes in the ASF Board https://s.apache.org/rEAx [thank you, Jim Jagielski and Phil Steitz for your service on the Board of Directors. Welcome, Danny Angus and Ted Dunning as Board Members!]

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 June. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - EARLY Registration & Hotel Block open: ApacheCon North America/Las Vegas 9-12 September http://apachecon.com/
 - CFP OPEN ApacheCon Europe/Berlin 22-24 October http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.93%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 446 Apache contributors changed 924,409 lines of code over 2,688 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Paul King, Andrea Cosentino, Duo Zhang, Claus Ibsen, and Hasan Hasan.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Atlas 2.0.0 released https://atlas.apache.org/
 - Apache Calcite Avatica 1.15.0 released https://calcite.apache.org/
 - Apache Druid (incubating) 0.14.1 released http://druid.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.13 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org

Network-Client --
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.1.3, Qpid JMS 0.42.0, and Qpid Proton 0.28.0 released http://qpid.apache.org

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.41 and 9.0.20 released http://tomcat.apache.org/
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2019-0221 Apache Tomcat XSS in SSI printenv https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/c726d441e7e0141ee87a486549a0634d652a3740521249b8b6473aea@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the CFP for ApacheCon Europe (22-24 October/Berlin) closes 26 May? https://www.apachecon.com/ We want to see your submissions!

 - Did you know that the Apache Beam community will convene in Berlin 19-20 June for Beam Summit? https://beam.apache.org/blog/2019/05/11/beam-summit-europe-2019.html

 - Did you know that Apache Directory LDAP API 2.0.0.AM3 is out? http://directory.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2018Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/d2Fq

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

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

 - 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

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit in Washington DC 20-23 May 2019 https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon North America 9-12 September 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Spark + AI Summit 2019 will be held 15-17 October in Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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 May 16, 2019

Announcing changes in the ASF Board

The Apache Software Foundation today announced that it has appointed Danny Angus and Ted Dunning as members to the Board of Directors. Angus will be serving as a first-time Board Member, and Dunning will be returning as a Board Member. They are filling the positions previously held by Jim Jagielski, who has resigned his position as Board Member, and Phil Steitz, who has resigned his position as Board Member and Chairman. In addition, Ross Gardler has resigned as Executive Vice President and has been replaced by David Nalley, who also serves as Vice President ASF Infrastructure. For more information on ASF governance, visit http://apache.org/foundation/governance/

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is the world's largest Open Source foundation. Since 1999 the ASF been developing, shepherding, and incubating 300+ freely-available, enterprise-grade projects that 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 750 individual volunteer Members and 7,000+ 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. http://apache.org/

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Friday May 10, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 May 2019

Hello, Friday. It's time to review the collective Apache community's activities from the past week:

The Apache Software Foundation –the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 40 New Members https://s.apache.org/Fwf6

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon
 - Next week in Chicago: Apache Roadshow 13-14 May http://apachecon.com/chiroadshow19/ Learn the latest in AdTech, BigData, Community Diversity, FinTech, IoT, Machine Learning, "Made in Chicago" startups, Podling Shark Tank, and more!
 - OPEN: ApacheCon CFPs + EARLY Registration: 1) North America/Las Vegas 9-12 September; 2) Europe/Berlin 22-24 October http://apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.93%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 438 Apache contributors changed 1,041,284 lines of code over 2,688 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Ismaël Mejía, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Julian Reschke, Andrea Cosentino, and Paul King.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Build Management --
 - Apache Ant 1.10.6 released https://ant.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.16.4 and 2.19.3 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org

Libraries --
 - Apache Olingo 4.6.0 released https://olingo.apache.org/

Network-Client --
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.33.0 released http://qpid.apache.org


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the CFP for ApacheCon North America (9-12 September/Las Vegas) closes Monday? The CFP for ApacheCon Europe (22-24 October/Berlin) closes 26 May. https://www.apachecon.com/ Let's get cracking!

 - Did you know that Apache CloudStack is the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform of choice for some of the industry's most visible Clouds –from global hosting providers to telcos to the Fortune 100 top 5% and more– because it "Just Works"? http://cloudstack.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Agence Française de Développement uses Apache Wicket for its brand center? http://wicket.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2018Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/d2Fq

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

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

 - 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

 - Apache Roadshow/Chicago will be held 13-14 May 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit in Washington DC 20-23 May 2019 https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon North America 9-12 September 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Spark + AI Summit 2019 will be held 15-17 October in Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019 http://apachecon.com/

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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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Saturday May 04, 2019

The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 40 New Members

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) welcomes the following new Members who were elected during the annual ASF Members' Meeting on 26-28 March 2019:

Arpit Agarwal, Thomas Andraschko, Raymond Augé, Michael Bouschen, Liang Chen, Tianqi Chen, Felix Cheung, Bill Cole, Jan van Doorn, Junping Du, Keiichi Fujino, Trevor Grant, Sijie Guo, Jan Høydahl, Serge Huber, Dave Jones, Kenneth Knowles, Kalle Korhonen, Peter Kovacs, Roy Lenferink, Shawn McKinney, Sven Meier, Maximilian Michels, David Neuman, Jeffery Painter, Venkat Ranganathan, Kevin Ratnasekera, Stefan Seifert, Davanum Srinivas, Will Stevens, Ruth Suehle, Chris Thistlethwaite, Peter Thygesen, Rob Tompkins, Antoine Toulme, Thomas Weise, Yishay Weiss, Konrad Windszus, Jeffrey T. Zemerick, Huxing Zhang.

When the ASF incorporated in 1999, its core membership comprised 21 individuals who oversaw the progress of the Apache HTTP Server. This group grew with Committers —developers who contributed code, patches, or documentation, and were subsequently granted access by the Membership:

  • to "commit" or "write" (contribute) directly to the code repository;
  • the right to vote on community-related decisions; and
  • the ability propose an active user for Committership.

Those Committers who demonstrate merit in the Foundation's growth, evolution, and progress are nominated for ASF Membership by existing Members.

This election brings the total number of ASF Members to 771 today. Individuals elected as ASF Members legally serve as the "shareholders" of the Foundation https://www.apache.org/foundation/governance/members.html

For more information on how the ASF works, visit http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html , Apache Is Open https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/apache-is-open , and Briefing: The Apache Way http://apache.org/theapacheway/

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