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Thursday March 22, 2018

Announcing New ASF Board of Directors

At The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Members’ Meeting held this week, the following individuals were elected to the ASF Board of Directors:

 - Rich Bowen
 - Shane Curcuru
 - Bertrand Delacretaz
 - Isabel Drost-Fromm
 - Ted Dunning
 - Brett Porter
 - Roman Shaposhnik
 - Phil Steitz
 - Mark Thomas


The ASF thanks Chris Mattmann and Jim Jagielski who chose not to stand for re-election this year. The Foundation thanks them for their service, and lauds Jagielski's service as a member of the ASF Board for the past 19 years.

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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Saturday March 17, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018

FOUNDATION OPERATIONS SUMMARY

Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2018 (November 2017 - January 2018)

"The unbroken success of Apache still has important lessons to teach us... The Apache community has succeeded not just in developing great code, it has managed to distil the essence of the development process and ethos in such a way that other cognate projects can adopt and adapt it.--Glyn Moody, "Learning from The Apache Way"

> President's Statement:

This quarter included a number of holidays, which generally means that it is relatively quiet time when each area in operations get lower than normal number of requests and can work down their list of things to do. We created four new projects and retired one. Expenses are under control, and income is ahead of plan. We had no major security breach event that we had to respond to like we did last quarter. That's a very good thing: no news is a good news! In general, all systems are running smoothly as we prepare for the next uptake in activity.

> Conferences and Events: In the report period, the ASF did not conduct any events, and thus we have nothing to report. During this period, we investigated options for ApacheCon events in the 2018 calendar year. You can find details about those events at http://apachecon.com/ and in our upcoming Annual Report. At the close of this quarter, we were finalizing our plans for participation in FOSDEM http://fosdem.org/ .

> Community Development: During this quarter our main focus was participation in several existing Open Source related events. Our involvement was not only represented by talks and presentations but also by having a booth so that we could talk directly with conference attendees. In November, we participated at the FOSS Backstage Micro Summit, a new conference that focuses on Open Source communities, governance and legal aspects. These areas are very relevant to the community development effort and several Apache speakers were selected to be part of the program. Feedback was positive and we would like to continue being involved in this event in the future.

Following our participation last year at the OpenExpo in Madrid, we have been invited to participate again at the conference in 2018. This time we have been allocated a keynote and other presentation slots that will help us promote Apache within Spain and the Spanish speaking community. During early December, we participated at the Open Source Summit in Paris. This included a keynote and also a half day Apache track featuring a range of technical presentations for various projects. We also provided some additional talks as part of the community track.

Community Development also ran the Apache booth which attracted a lot of visitors. As this was a predominantly French speaking event, the French version of the ASF brochure was very useful in explaining to people what the foundation does and how it works. Feedback received from attendees was extremely positive and many wanted become involved with various projects. A key focus during January were tasks around the ASF involvement in for Google Summer of Code(GSoC). The Community Development team is a main contact for co-ordinating and managing the ASF involvement as a mentoring organisation. Many ASF projects have already created a list of ideas that prospective students could work on.

Following on from our last update, we have facilitated the introduction of Apache business cards that anyone involved with Apache projects can use when they are promoting their Apache project at an event or representing their Apache project. Two formats have been agreed, one that is a formal ASF role card that is based card n the existing ASF business cards, and another less formal community business card any contributor to an Apache project can use. A wiki page has been setup with information and FAQs to help with the introduction.

Our mailing list traffic remains stable this quarter with the the main focus being discussions related to the Apache events announced for 2018.

> Committers and Contributions: Over the past quarter, 1,715 contributors committed 51,157 changes that amount to 17,995,945 lines of code across Apache projects. The top 5 contributors during this timeframe were: Michał Narajowski (673 commits); Daniel Sun (666 commits); Mark Thomas (592 commits); Andrea Cosentino (514 commits); Junkai Xue (513 commits).


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. 

During Q3 FY2018, the ASF Secretary processed 203 ICLAs, 13 CCLAs, and 4 Software Grants. Apache committer activity can be seen at http://status.apache.org/#commits

> Brand Management: This quarter has seen the usual stream of questions, potential infringements, permission requests and registration activities to the Brand Management team. Our policies and answers to common questions may be found on online at https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/resources and we would encourage everyone with a brand related question to review those pages in the first instance.

One of the challenges for the Brand Management team has been finding a way to track open issues without imposing an unnecessary burden on those raising the issue, the Apache project communities the issue relates to or the Brand Management team. Like all communities at Apache, our communication is based on a mailing list --albeit a private one in this case as many of the issues we handle require a degree of confidentiality. It has been clear for some time that the mailing list alone is not sufficient for tracking open issues. Having experimented with various schemes without success over the last six months, we believe we have found a solution. The Brand Management team is now utilizing a shared mailbox and associated labeling system to allow all team members to see, broken down by project, which issues are resolved, which are waiting on other parties and which require action from us. It is still early in the adoption of this new system, but the initial results are promising.

In this quarter the US trademark registration has completed for Tez® and CouchDB® along with a number of renewals of existing marks. Some of these renewals have been for communities that came to the ASF with registrations in a large number of jurisdictions. Given the costs associated with renewing marks in some jurisdictions, we have started to discuss with those communities whether renewal is a cost-effective use of our funds.

Looking forward to the next quarter, we hope that the new issue tracking process fulfills its early promise and we'll be doing detailed planning for the next financial year.

As always, if you do have any comments or questions for the Brand Management team, please do get in touch: https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/contact


> Legal Affairs:
 The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Legal Affairs team works diligently with our pro-bono legal counsel and answers legal questions, and addresses policy issues regarding license compatibility for The Apache Software Foundation. In the last quarter, the Legal Affairs team worked on providing guidance on how to update two of our Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) numbers for ASF projects. In addition the following specific questions were answered and the following work was performed:

  • How to deal with commercial attribution and use of ASF software. 
  • How to properly deal with NOTICE and LICENSE files in ASF projects.
  • The inclusion of Apache license short headers in source code files.
  • Answering whether or not Unified Modeling Language (UML) files could be licensed using the Apache License version 2.0 (ALv2).
  • Use of a dependency licensed under the JSON lib license and also a community with a question about the BSD 3 clause (“nuclear”) license.
  • The Eclipse Public License version 2.0 was added to Category-B license list on the legal resolved page.
  • The inclusion of public work files in ASF projects. 
  • Whether design files commercially licensed could be used to build ASF project websites.
  • Discussions surrounding the replacement of our CLA with the DCO+ALv2 agreement were undertaken but did not reach any conclusions. 
  • The use of metrics data collection surrounding the use of ASF projects was discussed.

The committee is a Board committee and reports directly Apache Board of Directors. We are eager to meet and serve the needs of our projects, in collaboration with our pro-bono counsel.

> Infrastructure: The Infrastructure team and its volunteers have been hard at work over the past quarter working on our mail systems, LDAP, cost reduction, build system improvements, and continued migration off of ASF-owned machines to more flexible cloud-based provisioning.

The mail system at the Foundation is a complex system that has evolved over the twenty years of our existence. It serves tens of thousands of users, millions of daily messages, and resides at the very core of how our communities operate under the Apache Way. Yet, this long history and evolution comes with a lot of historical baggage and technical debt that we have been working against for quite a while. We have made great strides this quarter in crafting new archival and access systems, which also assists with our goals for migration and using Puppet for management. We are still testing and qualifying these systems for deployment, next quarter.

The Foundation has been on a long trajectory to consolidating our authentication and authorization mechanisms around a central LDAP-based system. Our initial deployment did not quite serve our needs properly, so we have simplified, upgraded, and applied Puppet to better provide LDAP services across the Foundation's infrastructure.

This process is near completion, and has served to reduce, remove, and simplify much of our historical tooling.

One of our cost reduction efforts has been focused around our domain and certificate management. We have consolidated several providers to just one, and are looking at about a 40% reduction in future costs. At the same time, using the domain registrar's APIs, we've been able to bring more consistent management to our set of domains (we manage about 40, for the Foundation and its projects).

The holiday season was a great time to upgrade our Jenkins build cluster to their latest LTS release, while people were away spending time with family instead of queuing more build jobs. In addition, one of our sponsors helped out by donating many more build machines. Our projects have an ever-increasing need for more builds, so this has been a great quarter to satisfy those needs.

Lastly, we have made some great progress on our movement away from Foundation-owned hardware towards third-party provisioning of hardware and virtual machines. This long-term project is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and should be finalized during calendar year 2018.


> Financial Statement:



> Fundraising:
 Over this past quarter we have been launching our Targeted Sponsorship program. Targeted sponsorships give our sponsors greater recognition and more flexibility in how they can help our Top-Level Projects. Take a look at http://www.apache.org/foundation/thanks2.html

We are also proud to be working on three Apache events for 2018: ApacheCon 2018 North America in Montreal in September, the Apache 2018 EU Roadshow in Berlin in June and the Apache 2018 US Roadshow in Washington, DC in October. 

Interested in sponsoring?  Please email kmcgrail@apache.org for more details.

Finally, the Foundation relies on our sponsors to exist.  We are not a trade organization but a 100% volunteer-led charity. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Report prepared by Sally Khudairi, Vice President Marketing & Publicity, with contributions by Sam Ruby, ASF President; Rich Bowen, Vice President Conferences; Sharan Foga, Vice President Community Development; Chris Mattmann, Vice President Legal Affairs; Mark Thomas, Vice President Brand Management; Greg Stein, ASF Infrastructure Administrator; Tom Pappas, ASF Member and Vice President, Finance & Accounting at Virtual, Inc.; and Kevin McGrail, 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/, the @TheASF on Twitter, and https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation.

(c) The Apache Software Foundation 2018.

Friday March 16, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 March 2018

It's time for our mid-month review of the Apache Community's activities since last week:

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal https://www.apache.org/travel/
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

Apache Community Development –helps newcomers take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 - The ASF is a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for the 13th consecutive year. Students: roll up sleeves and get started with dozens of Apache projects at https://community.apache.org/gsoc.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield fabulous performance at 99.96% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 499 Apache contributors changed 896,598 lines of code over 3,223 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Carlos Sanchez Gonzalez, Alex Harui, Gintas Grigelionis, Tellier Benoit, and Iñigo Goiri.

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software "forge" that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs and more for any number of individual projects.
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2018-1319 Apache Allura HTTP response splitting http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201803.mbox/%3Cf89f6551-b72e-5a20-6013-8adf5acd752a%40apache.org%3E

Apache Calcite™ Avatica –a framework for building database drivers.
- Apache Calcite Avatica 1.11.0 released https://calcite.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Compress –working with zip, ar, jar, bz2, cpio, tar, gz, dump, pack200, lzma, 7z, arj and xz files.
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2018-1324 Apache Commons Compress denial of service vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201803.mbox/%3C87woycifgl.fsf%40v45346.1blu.de%3E

Apache CXF™ –an Open Source services framework.
 - Apache CXF 3.1.15 released http://cxf.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Wb sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.29 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Juneau™ –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.
 - Apache Juneau 7.1.0 released http://juneau.apache.org/

Apache PredictionIO™ –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 0.12.1 released http://predictionio.apache.org/

Apache SensSoft (incubating) –a user activity logging and analytics system that enables developers to instrument and extract design and user insights from their applications.
 - Apache SensSoft (Incubating) UserALE.js 1.0.0 released http://senssoft.incubator.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 8.5.29 released http://tomcat.apache.org/
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2018-1323 Apache Tomcat JK ISAPI Connector path traversal http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201803.mbox/%3Cadc2b992-cbd1-145d-2812-f0f2cc69c099%40apache.org%3E

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache NetBeans (incubating) Day UK will be held 27 April 2018? https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/apache-netbeans-day-uk-2018-tickets-43401128945

 - Did you know that you can participate in the Apache Drill "wishlist" survey? https://twitter.com/ApacheDrill/status/974499942751289344

 - Did you know that Apache Committers receive a 50% discount off registration for DataWorks Summit? Contact apachedwsdiscount(at)hortonworks(dot)com for the code.

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. https://s.apache.org/7Amk 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN 13) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H 14) Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job https://s.apache.org/lM9O 15) Success at Apache: Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country https://s.apache.org/lh61

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

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

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

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 http://www.openexpo.es/en/

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

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

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/ **CFP IS OPEN!**

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

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

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

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

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Friday March 09, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 March 2018

Happy Friday, everyone! We've been rather busy in ApacheLand with the following activities:

"Success at Apache" –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country by Von Gosling https://s.apache.org/lh61

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal https://www.apache.org/travel/
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - ApacheCon and The Open Geospatial Consortium team up to advance the implementation of geospatial data and processing across Apache projects https://s.apache.org/iUM5

Apache Community Development –helps newcomers take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 - The ASF is a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for the 13th consecutive year. Students: roll up sleeves and get started with dozens of Apache projects at https://community.apache.org/gsoc.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield snapping performance at 99.98% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 545 Apache contributors changed 1,529,153 lines of code over 4,008 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Sijie Guo, Duo Zhang, Dan Kirkwood, Andrea Cosentino and Tilman Hausherr.

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

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 2.0.0-beta-2 https://hbase.apache.org/

Apache Hivemall (incubating) –a scalable machine learning library implemented as Hive UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.
 - Apache Hivemall 0.5.0-incubating released http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/

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

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed streaming platform.
 - Apache Kafka 1.0.1 http://kafka.apache.org/

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.3.0 released https://kylin.apache.org/

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache Libcloud 2.3.0 release https://libcloud.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.6.3 and Solr 6.6.3 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar file format supporting nested data.
 - Apache Parquet C++ release 1.4.0 released http://parquet.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org).
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.30.0, Apache Qpid Proton 0.21.0, and Qpid Broker-J 7.0.2 released http://qpid.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 Connectors 1.2.43 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 3.0.0 released http://uima.apache.org


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Netflix uses Apache Kafka to scale its architecture across 4,000+ brokers and > 1 trillion messages per day? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache NetBeans (incubating) seeks programmers to help test its newest release? http://netbeans.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can keep up to date with the latest developments on the ASF Community Development (ComDev) activities through their monthly blog? https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. https://s.apache.org/7Amk 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN 13) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H 14) Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job https://s.apache.org/lM9O 15) Success at Apache: Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country https://s.apache.org/lh61

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

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

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

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 http://www.openexpo.es/en/

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

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

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

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

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

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

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

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Tuesday March 06, 2018

ApacheCon and The Open Geospatial Consortium team up to advance the implementation of geospatial data and processing across Apache projects




Furthers collaboration on second edition of popular community-driven conference track through new Community Partnership


Wakefield, MA —6 March 2018— ApacheCon, the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced today the Geospatial Track, organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), who will be supporting ApacheCon as a Community Partner. The track will be held at ApacheCon North America, 24-27 September 2018 in Montreal; the Call for Presentations is open through 30 March 2018.


ApacheCon showcases the latest breakthroughs from ubiquitous Apache projects and upcoming innovations in the Apache Incubator, as well as Open Source development and leading community-driven projects "The Apache Way". Building upon the success of the 2016 Geospatial Track, ApacheCon North America 2018 will once again provide participants the opportunity to learn about leveraging Apache projects for the development, implementation, and processing of geospatial information.


"ApacheCon is unique in that its content is directly created by Apache project user and developer communities," said Rich Bowen, Vice President of Conferences at the ASF. "We are pleased to see the geospatial community’s commitment to Apache software and look forward to extending our collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium in future events."


Apache projects used in geospatial computation include Accumulo, Flink, Hadoop, Ignite, Jena, Kafka, Lucene/Solr, MapReduce, Marmotta, Mesos, SDAP (Science Data Analytics Platform), SIS (Spatial Information System), Spark, and more.


“Two years ago, the first dedicated Geospatial Track held at ApacheCon led to two workshops that helped shape OGC’s Big Geospatial Data white paper,“ said George Percivall, CTO and Chief Engineer at OGC. “Collaborating with the Apache community gives us the opportunity to connect with the people behind some of the most widely used projects in Open Source. We welcome proposals for presentations, and invite organizations to sponsor the Track.“


Key details on ApacheCon:

  • Geospatial Track - contact George Percivall at gpercivall@opengeospatial.org
  • Call for Participation - visit http://apachecon.com/acna18/schedule.html --submittors must include “Geospatial Track” in their abstract. CFP closes 30 March 2018.
  • Sponsorship - contact Kevin A. McGrail at kmcgrail@apache.org
  • Registration - http://apachecon.com/ Sign up by 21 July for early registration incentives.


About the Open Geospatial Consortium

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Monday March 05, 2018

Success at Apache: Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country

by Von Gosling

When I saw the "Success at Apache" series, I thought about writing something about my, being from a non-native English country, Open Source experience these past few years. Last year, RocketMQ graduated from the Apache Incubator and became one of the Apache Top-Level Projects. As one of the original co-founders of RocketMQ, I was proud to see an Open Source community from Apache RocketMQ that has an ever-growing diversity. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), one of the most famous and great technology brands, has thousands of companies’ software infrastructure based on their projects. This is proven from the worldwide download mirror activity in ASF statistics. As an early implementer/pioneer of Open Source in China, Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, Apache Struts 1.x, and Apache Maven are my favorite software stacks when I worked for building distributed and high-performance websites.

Last year, I wrote an article about the road to the Apache TLP, which is published in China’s InfoQ. Some people asked me how to be more ‘Apache’ and how to build a more diverse community. These are the questions that many people are concerned about. In this blog post, I will address how to be more collaborative around the world, especially in non-native English countries.

Open Communication
With more and more instant messaging apps coming up in Android and IOS world, the younger generation prefers to communicate using such way, which has spread to the daily coding life for the majority of people. But, it is not search engine friendly and in most cases it does not support multi-channel for multi-language. I have been involved in many such local technology groups, together we have discussed what went wrong, explored ideas about how to solve it, and come up with a good solution together. This method worked for all my past projects, but when we hope to be more involved in Open Source around the world, that method does not work well. I remember clearly when RocketMQ began to discuss the process for its proposal, some people complained about what we have to do in the local community. We learned much about from this discussion in the community, and thus, found an effective solution. Hence in the Apache RocketMQ community, we encourage users to ask the question using the user email list. In order to make the communication process effective, we answer the question in the same language of the question. With more and more committers coming from different countries, this solution will help to grow the more diverse community. But, as John Ament said in another "Success at Apache" post https://s.apache.org/x9Be --open communication isn't for everything. We also allow private communication between the users and us as some questions might not be proper to discuss publicly. But that isn't a part of the decision making process. Likewise, anytime we're talking about individuals in either a positive or negative way should be conducted on the private list for a project.

Easy ways to be involved in the community
This is another top concern in the Open Source world. Some people may not know that in China there are many local communities about Apache Projects, such as Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, Apache Spark, and Apache Hadoop. Such Projects have corresponding Chinese documentations. On the other hand, we try our best to improve the English documents. We consider the messages behind every document page. If one finds a minor or big native narrative polish, one could leave a message, or send feedback to our dev or user email list. Besides documentation, we also hold programming marathons in the community irregularly to get more involved with the community. We could find more users who have more interest, especially cross-domain technology in such campaigns. Recently, we open sourced more tasks in the Google Summer of Code. Students will develop Open Source software full-time for three months. We will provide mentoring and project ideas, and in return have the chance to get new code developed and --most importantly-- to identify and bring in new committers. It is another chance to let PMC members know how to improve and let more students get involved in the community easily.

In China, Internet giants like Alibaba are devoting themselves into Open Source projects hence according to my personal experience, it made sense to help more excellent Chinese projects to come into the Incubator. Right before the Lunar New Year, another famous project from China, Dubbo, started its Apache journey. I am glad to be a local mentor and hope to continue to share what we have learned. Thanks to the ASF, more and more Open Source projects will benefit our daily coding. That is a great appeal around the world’s Open Source field.

Von Gosling is a senior technology manager working at Alibaba Group. He has extensive industry software development experience, especially in distributed tech., reliable Web architecture and performance tuning. He holds many patents in the distributed system, recommendation etc. he has been a frequent speaker at Open Source and architect conferences worldwide including ApacheCon and QCon. He has been the lead for messaging at Alibaba as well as the Tenth and Sixteenth CJK OSS Award recipient. He is the original Apache RocketMQ co-founder and Linux OpenMessaging Standard Initiator.

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"Success at Apache" is a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk 4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) Scratch your own itch. https://s.apache.org/Apah 11) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN 12) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H 13) Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job https://s.apache.org/lM9O 14) Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country https://s.apache.org/lh61

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Friday March 02, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 2 March 2018

Well, hello March. Let's see what the Apache community has been up to:

"Success at Apache" –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job by Anthony Shaw https://s.apache.org/lM9O

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal https://www.apache.org/travel/
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - CFP is also open for the Apache Roadshow Europe 13-14 June in Berlin http://apachecon.com/euroadshow18/

Apache Community Development –helps newcomers take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 - The ASF is a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for the 13th consecutive year. Students: learn how to get started with dozens of Apache projects at https://community.apache.org/gsoc.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield sensational performance at 99.90% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 550 Apache contributors changed 1,430,495 lines of code over 4,052 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andi Huber, Jacky Li, Sean Busbey, Matteo Merli, and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache Fluo™ –a distributed processing system built on Apache Accumulo.
 - Apache Fluo 1.2.0 released http://fluo.apache.org/

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency data management solutions.
 - CVE-2017-15692 Apache Geode unsafe deserialization in TcpServer http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3CCAEwge-EA%3DarmRcEHu5R3zZhyuTm%3DZTLKHNJa5wPrsCYd3AeNfA%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - CVE-2017-15693 Apache Geode unsafe deserialization of application objects http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3CCAEwge-HwkgJoAUiCKj1S43OfcaU%2B47ZQkw%2BwkNmm0%3DJSH_Y5TA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.14 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library provides full-text search for dynamic programming languages.
 - Apache Lucy 0.6.2 and Clownfish 0.6.3 released http://lucy.apache.org/

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a deep learning framework designed for both efficiency and flexibility.
 - Apache MXNet (incubating) 1.1.0 released http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/

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 4.0.2 released http://openmeetings.apache.org
 - CVE-2018-1286 - Apache OpenMeetings - Insufficient Access Controls http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3CCAJmbs8jpHcih%2BA0nzrUQV8gkF65tCVLrjqiq26vLarskarScmw%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache PDFBox™ –access to images encoded using the JBIG2 image compression standard.
 - Apache PDFBox JBIG2 ImageIO plugin 3.0.0 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ Dispatch –a router for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.0.1 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Subversion™ –universally recognized and adopted Open Source, centralized version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.10.0-rc1 released http://subversion.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? mod_perl (18 yrs); Struts (14 yrs); Jackrabbit (12 yrs); Phoenix (11 yrs); Archiva (10 yrs); Felix (11 yrs); Archiva (10 yrs); UIMA (8 yrs); Accumulo, Lucy, Sqoop (8 yrs); Bloodhound, CloudStack, cTAKES (5 yrs); Aurora, Polygene (4 yrs); and Sentry (2 yrs). Many happy returns! https://projects.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB will be featured at the Women Who Code Boston meetup on 20 March? http://couchdb.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache CloudStack users may be impacted by the upcoming retirement of http://download.cloud.com ? http://cloudstack.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. https://s.apache.org/7Amk 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN 13) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H 14) Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job https://s.apache.org/lM9O

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

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

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

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 http://www.openexpo.es/en/

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

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

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

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

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

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

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

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Monday February 26, 2018

Success at Apache: Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job

by Anthony Shaw

I believe in the mission of the ASF for many reasons, but the first is the reason why I got into open-source software- free and open access to knowledge.

Back when I was age 12 (1998), I started to learn to program in dBase 4. dBase 4 and the compiler Clipper were not cheap, especially for a $5-a-week paper-round. The box with the software was unwanted by a local company and it came with the manuals. We didn't have the internet at home yet so I was left to go by the manual, and what I could find from second-hand stores and office cleanout sales. For the next decade, I learnt to case based on what I could find, borrow and scavange until in 2002 when I got a copy of Linux and assembled a couple of machines from unwanted parts from the village computer store.

This is where I discovered free and open-source software and really started to build on my coding skills.

My goals were to learn and to share what I'd learnt that others could get to where they needed to go faster. It also helped that software skills were well sought-after in Europe so it set off me in a career in IT.

20 years after I learnt to code, I've moved out of software-engineering and into Learning and Development at Dimension Data for a 29,000 person technology company that operates in 49 countries across the world. My current roles involves about 3-months a year of travel (15 countries typically), managing a department of over 30 people spread across 4 countries and 4 timezones and delivering on large and complex initiatives with high-degrees of change and short deadlines.

In 2016 I made a choice after getting promoted into my current role that I would continue to contribute to the open-source projects I'd worked on for years. But I set myself 3 rules;

1. I would not take away from time with my family
2. I would not interfere with my work commitments
3. I would look after my health

My open-source contributions

For the past 4 years I've made around 1,000-2,000 contributions annually. These have consisted of bug fixes, submissions, and to around 50 projects.

The largest contributions I've made have been to Apache Libcloud, a multi-cloud abstraction library written in Python. Initially this was driven by a work commitment to contribute an integration with the cloud API we'd designed, but I soon realised the power of the library. Going back to my original goal of free and open access to knowledge, I'd seen an alarming trend in the computing world. Proprietary APIs were driving what is known in the industry as "stickiness" or to be frank, lock-in.

Cloud lock-in means that anyone without access to a reliable network, money or willing to sign up to these contracts is being pushed out of advances in technology. I know developers that are students, in remote areas such as rural Australia, Asia and Africa, or those who simply have little money.

Apache Libcloud's design means that you can design applications which can be deployed to OSS platforms like Apache CloudStack and OpenStack.

After finishing the work driver around 100 hours developing a container abstraction layer for Apache Libcloud that meant that developers could write automation for OSS platforms like Kubernetes using the same API as you would with a public cloud provider.

This was all whilst managing family time, work commitment and my health.

These are my 3 tips for maintaining contributions with a high-pressure job:

1. Pick a project that you care about

This is the most important, something that just sparks your curiosity is good fun, but long term interest often dwindles. I've been victim of "ooh shiny thing" many times in the past, but as my career has taken off, I've had to develop the discipline to stop myself from writing my own scripting language, or building an automated sprinkler system from scratch. I stop and remind myself that I might have the time this second, but what about next week and next month? Stop and prioritise.

Prioritise projects that mean something to you.

The 2 OSS projects I commit the most to are Apache Libcloud and SaltStack. I believe in Apache Libcloud's mission of giving open-access to cloud platforms. My SaltStack contributions have been focused around cloud abstraction, networking API abstraction and other fixes and utilities that make it easier for developers and end-users.

The difference between picking something shiny and something you believe in is that long-term you commit more and you find it easier to jump in and help when you can. But how do you find the time?

2. Choosing your tasks wisely and making time

I get asked this question all the time, "how do you find the time". When I try and convince people to contribute to OSS the response is always about time.

Get rid of the things that don't add value

If you can afford to, hire help to give you back time in your week. Not only does open-source help with your skills and knowledge, but it increases your value to a potential employer. Hiring someone to blow the leaves, or help with the chores once a week doesn't need to cost a lot, but if you work out how much value you can get back from that time it often makes sense.

Another thing I've been strict about is binge-watching TV series and gaming. Playing 100-hours of the latest game might be fun, but I find developing more rewarding in the medium-to-long term. Find ways to unwind that don't consume so much time, like meditation, exercise, or reading.

But, if you do need to put your feet up and watch some TV for a few hours, don't feel guilty about it. 

Work smart, not hard

When I do sit down to contribute something, it'll have been carefully planned and thought through what I'm going to do, what I'm going to test and how I'm going to structure it. I try and complete tasks quickly, with foresight and a goal. Once I've completed this 1 module, with tests, I'll submit my contribution. Don't try and refactor the whole project over a weekend. Keep it simple.

But we all know sometimes the best plans go out the window. If you find yourself going down one of those rabbit holes, where you can't get something to compile or you can't debug one of those zombie bugs we love so much as developers.

Stop yourself.

You can easily sit until 3am banging your head against the wall trying to figure it out. This was my advice when I used to manage development teams. If you get stuck, take a break, ask for help and if that still doesn't work, move onto something else. 

Sometimes I pause working on a task if I can't figure it out. Pause for an hour, a week, or even a whole year. When you have one of those "aha" moments, you go back in and finish the job.

It saves time, it delivers better software and it's a good skill to have as a developer.

Find time

A contribution comes down to 3 things:

1. An idea
2. An understanding
3. A "change", like a fix, feature, test, code-review, documentation etc.

The ideas come to me through reading, listening to users or looking at bug submissions. I do this as and when I have a spare minute. This is normally on my lunch break, when I'm waiting for someone or something. 

The time for understanding I get by listening to podcasts and talking to people at conferences. I get a few hours a week in the car and I spend time doing some chores. During that time I always have headphones on to listen the newest Python podcast or OSS update.

The time to sit down and write, code, or test comes for me on the plane (where I'm writing this blog post!). Last year I did enough miles in the air to fly around the world 8 times, most of that time was spent coding, relaxing or sleeping. Aside from that, time spent in airport lounges, on the train or waiting for people I'll whip out my laptop. Any plane that has Wi-Fi I can push changes, else the minute we land I'll have a laptop open and running git push.

Weekend-time is off limits unless I'm travelling or I'm alone. That's rule 1 -- do not take away from time with the family.

3. Managing your workload and avoiding burnout

There are 2 components to this, managing your work commitment and managing your contributions. You need to do both to succeed. 

It's ok to stop and take a break. There is always a pull-request to merge, a bug to inspect, and an email from an end-user. If you need to take a break for a while, talk to the team, ask for help and be frank. We're all in the same boat, contribution is optional. 

So many times I see people contribution feeling like they have a complete obligation to test and fix bugs at 2am 
and then go to work at 8am. This is normally because they care about the project, they care about quality and they care about their reputation but sometimes you need to step back.

A strong project community will step up and help. If you know that work is going to be tough for the next few months, tell the team and set yourself a limit. Wind back for a bit until things calm down. 

Managing work commitments is tough, because there are often financial consequences (or at least a perception of them).

After 7 hours, you're not really adding value. I used to have a lounge-chair next to my desk and now I have a hammock as I work from home. After a few hours of solid concentration I'll happily go and sit down and do nothing for an hour. Your brain needs a break, sure you'll get the odd "working hard" jab from a passer by but I'm working smarter not harder. Once I'm refreshed I'll finish the next task about 30-40% quicker, to a better level of quality and insight. On the occasion I've done 12-14 hour work days, my brain is shutting down to conserve energy and your critical thinking is the first thing to switch off. Followed by logical thinking, this is where you make mistakes and deliver work that is less than a quality you'd normally expect.

I live close to the beach so my time out is going for a swim in the ocean or spending a bit of time with my family. As a manager I also see a responsibility to make it clear that it's encouraged to step back and recharge. Just in our chat-channel to say that I'll be offline for a couple of hours as I'm going to the beach mid-afternoon. I don't feel guilty about it and I hope they do the same.

Learn how to say no and don't feel guilty about it. When I coach people on this I ask, "who asked you to do this? Was no an option? What value is there in delivering this? What is consequence of not doing it? Who else could do it?"

Everyone wants to be helpful and indispensible, but your reliability is just as important to your reputation and what you deliver. 

Conclusion

Look after your health, be smart with your time and contribute for a cause.

Anthony Shaw is the Group Director of Innovation and Talent Development at Dimension Data, an NTT company. Anthony is an open-source advocate, member of the Apache Software Foundation and Python Software Foundation and active contributor to over 20 open-source projects including Apache Libcloud and SaltStack. At Dimension Data, Anthony is driving digital transformation for Dimension Data’s global clients across 50 countries and 30,000 employees. Key initiatives are software skills, automation, DevOps and Cloud. Anthony is based in Sydney, Australia and blogs about skills, software and automation to 170,000 readers annually.

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"Success at Apache" is a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk 4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) Scratch your own itch. https://s.apache.org/Apah 11) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN 12) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H 13) Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job https://s.apache.org/lM9O

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Friday February 23, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 February 2018

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

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal https://www.apache.org/travel/
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - CFP is also open for the Apache Roadshow Europe 13-14 June in Berlin http://apachecon.com/euroadshow18/

Apache Community Development –helps newcomers take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 - We are proud to be a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for the 13th consecutive year. Students: learn how to get started with dozens of Apache projects at https://community.apache.org/gsoc.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield zippity performance at 99.97% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 406 Apache contributors changed 872,446 lines of code over 2,838 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dewayne Richardson, Andi Huber, Dan Kirkwood, Daniel Sun, and Dan Haywood.

Apache Arrow™ –a cross-language development platform for in-memory data.
 - Apache Arrow JavaScript 0.3.0 released http://arrow.apache.org/

Apache Beam™ –a programming model, SDKs, and runners for defining and executing data processing pipelines.
 - Apache Beam 2.3.0 released https://beam.apache.org/

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency data management solutions.
 - CVE-2017-15696 Apache Geode configuration request authorization vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3CCAEwge-GQLV_9Y56psCejkhA-B3jx4amnQP5AoVwURbzn%3DDCZOw%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.0-beta-3 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.20 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

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 2.1.0 released http://jclouds.apache.org/

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

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 1.0.6, 1.1.2, and 1.2.0 released http://storm.apache.org

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - CVE-2018-1304 Security constraints mapped to context root are ignored http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3C2a8f2292-2aee-d8fa-9ccc-d1f9b20d0eed%40apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2018-1305 Security constraint annotations applied too late http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3C8b41c43e-20cd-10d0-5e2e-e3947bd26a32%40apache.org%3E

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 8.0.0-M9 released http://wicket.apache.org


Did You Know?

 - Did you know why companies sponsor ApacheCon? https://feathercast.apache.org/2016/05/09/why-did-you-sponsor-apachebigdata/

 - Did you know that German business management consultancy Ecomify uses Apache OFBiz? http://ofbiz.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Zeppelin will be holding a get together at Strata 2018 in San Jose? http://zeppelin.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. https://s.apache.org/7Amk 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN 13) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H

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

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

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

 - Apache CloudStack will be holding their first German Meetup on 28 February 2018 in Frankfurt https://www.meetup.com/german-CloudStack-user-group/events/246861772/?eventId=246861772

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 http://www.openexpo.es/en/

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

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

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

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

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

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

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Friday February 16, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 February 2018

Happy Friday --let's review what the collective Apache community has been up to:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 February. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal https://www.apache.org/travel/
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - CFP is also open for the Apache Roadshow Europe 13-14 June in Berlin http://apachecon.com/euroadshow18/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield sensational performance at 99.95% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 547 Apache contributors changed 1,185,183 lines of code over 3,568 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Christopher Collins; Duo Zhang, Felix Schumacher, Andrea Cosentino, and Dan Haywood.

Apache CloudStack™ –Open Source enterprise Cloud orchestration platform.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudStack® v4.11 https://s.apache.org/CloudStack411

Apache Commons™ Compress –defines an API for working with compression and archive formats.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.16.1 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache Curator™ –a Java/JVM client library for Apache ZooKeeper that includes a high-level API framework and utilities to make using Apache ZooKeeper much easier and more reliable.
 - Apache Curator 4.0.1 released http://curator.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.9 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache JMeter™ –pure Java application for load and functional testing.
 - Apache JMeter 4.0 released http://jmeter.apache.org/
 - CVE-2018-1297: Apache JMeter uses an unsecure RMI connection in Distributed mode http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3CCAH9fUpaNzk5am8oFe07RQ-kynCsQv54yB-uYs9bEnz7tbX-O7g%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - CVE-2018-1287: Apache JMeter binds RMI server to wildcard in distributed mode (based on RMI) http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3CCAH9fUpYsFx1%2Brwz1A%3Dmc7wAgbDHARyj1VrWNg41y9OySuL1mqw%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache JSPWiki™ –a feature-rich and extensible WikiWiki engine built around the standard JEE components (Java, servlets, JSP).
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.10.3 released http://jspwiki.apache.org/

Apache Oozie™ – a workflow scheduler system to manage Apache Hadoop jobs.
 - Apache Oozie 4.3.1 released http://oozie.apache.org
 - CVE-2017-15712: Apache Oozie Server vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3CCABBupGWtC2vN-JzXWeuDaN-_bP6yzRJhK%2BDAfr%3DgSGLZJGbFCQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and operational analytics for Apache Hadoop by providing a relational database layer leveraging Apache HBase as its backing store. 
 - Apache Phoenix 5.0.0-alpha released https://phoenix.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –AMQP enterprise messaging implementation.
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 0.8.1 released http://qpid.apache.org
 - CVE-2017-15699: Apache Qpid Dispatch Router Denial of Service Vulnerability when specially crafted frame is sent to the Router http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3CCAO30oQd%3DUw5ovTGPX-NNEeMdrURYsxceXoHcULoJF4rToi6BMA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
- Apache Tomcat 7.0.85, 8.0.50, 8.5.28, and 9.0.5 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

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 7.10.0 released http://wicket.apache.org


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that over the past decade, the ASF's Travel Assistance Committee has provided travel support to enable dozens of individuals across the globe to attend ApacheCon? https://www.apache.org/travel/

 - Did you know that the CFP for our Apache Roadshow Europe's host event, FOSS Backstage, closes on 18 February? https://foss-backstage.de/call-papers

 - Did you know that members of the Apache Big Data community will be on the "SMACK 2.0: Emerging Data Pipelines" panel at Index Developer Conference 20-22 February/San Francisco? https://developer.ibm.com/indexconf/sessions/#!/?id=5559 Sign up by 20 February and save $70 using discount code CD3ALEXY

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. https://s.apache.org/7Amk 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN 13) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H

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

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

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

 - Members of the Apache Big Data community will be at the Index Developer Conference 20-22 February/San Francisco. Sign up by 20 February and save $70 using discount code CD3ALEXY https://developer.ibm.com/indexconf/sessions/#!/?id=5559 

 - The Apache Tinkerpop community will be holding a MeetUp on Gremlin on 21 February in New York https://www.meetup.com/DataStax-UserGroup-NewYork/events/246762770/

 - Apache CloudStack will be holding their first German Meetup on 28 February 2018 in Frankfurt https://www.meetup.com/german-CloudStack-user-group/events/246861772/?eventId=246861772

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 http://www.openexpo.es/en/

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

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

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

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

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

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

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Monday February 12, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudStack® v4.11

Mature Open Source Enterprise Cloud platform powers billions of dollars in transactions for the world's largest Cloud providers.

Wakefield, MA —12 February 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® CloudStack® v4.11, the latest version of the turnkey enterprise Cloud orchestration platform.

Apache CloudStack is the proven, highly scalable, and easy-to-deploy IaaS platform used for rapidly creating private, public, and hybrid Cloud environments. Thousands of large-scale public Cloud providers and enterprise organizations use Apache CloudStack to enable billions of dollars worth of business transactions annually across their clouds.

"This is another great release," said Wido den Hollander, Vice President of Apache CloudStack. "The community has worked very hard to develop great new features and many enhancements to CloudStack. Together we are making the project better every single day."

Apache CloudStack v4.11 features more than 250 new capabilities, such as improved integration, stability, storage, networking support, and performance. Highlights include:

  • new Host HA framework with an HA provider for KVM powered clouds;
  • new certificate authority framework to support ongoing  work in container & application clusters;
  • integration with Prometheus;
  • a connector for Cloudian Hyperstore S3 storage;
  • deeper integration with Nuage SDN; and
  • Layer 2 Networking capabilities.


The full list of new features can be found in the project release notes at http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes/en/4.11.0.0/

"This release has been driven by the people operating CloudStack clouds,” said Rohit Yadav, Apache CloudStack v4.11 Release Manager. "I would like to thank the contributors across all of these organizations for supporting this release, which reflects both the user-driven nature of our community and the Apache CloudStack project's commitment to continue to be the most stable, easily deployable, scalable Open Source platform for IaaS. Along with great new features, v4.11 brings several important structural changes such as better support for systemd and Java 8, migration to embedded Jetty, and a new and optimized Debian 9 based systemvm template."

Apache CloudStack powers numerous elastic Cloud computing services, including solutions that have ranked as Gartner Magic Quadrant leaders. Highlighted in the Forrester Q4 2017 Enterprise Open Source Cloud Adoption report, Apache CloudStack "sits beneath hundreds of service provider clouds", including Fortune 5 multinational corporations. A list of known Apache CloudStack users are available at http://cloudstack.apache.org/users.html

"Apache CloudStack release 4.11 has impressive new content," said Kris Sterckx, CloudStack development lead at Nuage Networks. "More than any previous release, v4.11 leverages the value of Nuage Networks SDN with Nuage 5.0 support, SDN managed networks, per-interface DHCP options support and automation support for migrating deployed Apache CloudStack clouds from traditional Linux bridge networking to SDN/OVS based networking."

"At Interoute, we depend on Apache Cloudstack to help us deliver innovative and reliable IaaS services to our global customers," said Alex Mattioli, Chief Cloud Architect at Interoute. "The functionality in the 4.11 release shows that Cloudstack continues to be the most operator-focused IaaS platform available for large service providers, with a development community who are able to quickly develop what the market wants. Many of the features in this release have been created directly based on the needs of Interoute and our customers."

"Apache CloudStack 4.11 continues to bring innovative features and functionality to market through collaborative Open Source development," said Simon Weller, Director of Technology at Education Networks America. "We're particularly excited by the Host-HA framework, which brings a much greater level of hypervisor automation to KVM based service providers."

"Feedback from our community helps us solve real-world problems and strengthens our development process," added den Hollander. "I look forward to Apache CloudStack users and developers continuing to work closely together to make future releases even better!"

Catch Apache CloudStack in action 28 February 2018 at the German CloudStack Meetup in Frankfurt.

Availability and Oversight
Apache CloudStack 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 CloudStack, visit http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/CloudStack

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 680 individual Members and 6,500 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Union Investment, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "CloudStack", "Apache CloudStack", 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 February 09, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 February 2018

We've had a great week! Here's what happened::

"Success at Apache" –the blog series from the Apache Community that focuses on why the ASF "just works".
 - A Newbie's Narrative by Kuhu Shukla https://s.apache.org/A72H

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 February. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - CFP is also open for the Apache Roadshow Europe 13-14 June in Berlin http://apachecon.com/euroadshow18/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield ace stunning performance at 100% uptime! Go Infra! http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 524 Apache contributors changed 947,241 lines of code over 3,263 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Duo Zhang, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Daniel Sun, Alex Harui, and Andrea Cosentino.

Apache Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache ACE retired http://attic.apache.org/projects/ACE.html

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software forge, a Web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs, and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.8.0 released http://allura.apache.org/
 - CVE-2018-1299 Apache Allura directory traversal vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3Cecde8662-12c8-e921-f169-e7bd64967e31%40apache.org%3E

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 - Apache Ant 1.9.10 and 1.10.2 released http://ant.apache.org/
 - CVE-2017-5645: Apache Ant 1.9.9 and 1.10.1 - Apache Log4j 1.2.13 security vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3C003501d39fe4%24bbe519f0%2433af4dd0%24%40org%3E

Apache Atlas™ –a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services.
 - Apache Atlas 0.8.2 released http://atlas.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Compress –defines an API for working with compression and archive formats.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.16 released http://commons.apache.org/compress/

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency Big Data management solutions.
 - Apache Geode 1.4.0 http://geode.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.17.1 and 2.16.1 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Apache Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 1.0.0 released http://knox.apache.org/

Apache Lens™ –provides a Unified Analytics interface.
 - Apache Lens 2.7.1 released http://lens.apache.org/

Apache OODT™ –a software framework as well as an architectural style for the rapid construction of scientific data systems.
 - Apache OODT 1.2.1 released http://oodt.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –AMQP enterprise messaging implementation.
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.0.1 released http://qpid.apache.org
 - [CVE-2018-1298] Apache Qpid Broker-J Denial of Service Vulnerability with PLAIN and XOAUTH2 SASL mechanisms http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201802.mbox/%3CCAP3WMuQ9dfe%3D3FCtqoZ1Q4xkFZZ%2Bogdqn6KVxyb_O4s5rLBwuw%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Sling™ –a framework for RESTful Web-applications based on an extensible content tree.
 - Apache Sling 10 released https://sling.apache.org/

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - New version of the Apache Struts Maven Archetypes released http://struts.apache.org/maven-archetypes/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF's original project --the HTTP Web Server-- is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this month? Many happy returns, httpd! http://httpd.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Community Development (ComDev) publishes a monthly blog newsletter? Read up on the latest issue at https://s.apache.org/yBJh

 - Did you know that Apache Ignite has a user survey underway? Share your experience, contribute to the project's growth, and win $50 gift cards! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IgniteSurvey18


Apache Community Notices:

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. https://s.apache.org/7Amk 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN 13) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H


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

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

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

 - The Apache Tinkerpop community will be holding a MeetUp on Gremlin on 21 February in New York https://www.meetup.com/DataStax-UserGroup-NewYork/events/246762770/

 - Apache CloudStack will be holding their first German Meetup on 28 February 2018 in Frankfurt https://www.meetup.com/german-CloudStack-user-group/events/246861772/?eventId=246861772

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 http://www.openexpo.es/en/

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

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

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

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

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

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

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

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Monday February 05, 2018

Success at Apache: A Newbie’s Narrative

by Kuhu Shukla

As I sit at my desk on a rather frosty morning with my coffee, looking up new JIRAs from the previous day in the Apache Tez project, I feel rather pleased. The latest community release vote is complete, the bug fixes that we so badly needed are in and the new release that we tested out internally on our many thousand strong cluster is looking good. Today I am looking at a new stack trace from a different Apache project process and it is hard to miss how much of the exceptional code I get to look at every day comes from people all around the globe. A contributor leaves a JIRA comment before he goes on to pick up his kid from soccer practice while someone else wakes up to find that her effort on a bug fix for the past two months has finally come to fruition through a binding +1.

Yahoo – which joined AOL, HuffPost, Tumblr, Engadget, and many more brands to form the Verizon subsidiary Oath last year – has been at the frontier of open source adoption and contribution since before I was in high school. So while I have no historical trajectories to share, I do have a story on how I found myself in an epic journey of migrating all of Yahoo jobs from Apache MapReduce to Apache Tez, a then new DAG based execution engine.

Oath grid infrastructure is through and through driven by Apache technologies be it storage through HDFS, resource management through YARN, job execution frameworks with Tez and user interface engines such as Hive, Hue, Pig, Sqoop, Spark, Storm. Our grid solution is specifically tailored to Oath's business-critical data pipeline needs using the polymorphic technologies hosted, developed and maintained by the Apache community.

On the third day of my job at Yahoo in 2015, I received a YouTube link on An Introduction to Apache Tez. I watched it carefully trying to keep up with all the questions I had and recognized a few names from my academic readings of Yarn ACM papers. I continued to ramp up on YARN and HDFS, the foundational Apache technologies Oath heavily contributes to even today. For the first few weeks I spent time picking out my favorite (necessary) mailing lists to subscribe to and getting started on setting up on a pseudo-distributed Hadoop cluster. I continued to find my footing with newbie contributions and being ever more careful with whitespaces in my patches. One thing was clear – Tez was the next big thing for us. By the time I could truly call myself a contributor in the Hadoop community nearly 80-90% of the Yahoo jobs were now running with Tez. But just like hiking up the Grand Canyon, the last 20% is where all the pain was. Being a part of the solution to this challenge was a happy prospect and thankfully contributing to Tez became a goal in my next quarter.

The next sprint planning meeting ended with me getting my first major Tez assignment – progress reporting. The progress reporting in Tez was non-existent – "Just needs an API fix,"  I thought. Like almost all bugs in this ecosystem, it was not easy. How do you define progress? How is it different for different kinds of outputs in a graph? The questions were many.

I, however, did not have to go far to get answers. The Tez community actively came to a newbie's rescue, finding answers and posing important questions. I started attending the bi-weekly Tez community sync up calls and asking existing contributors and committers for course correction. Suddenly the team was much bigger, the goals much more chiseled. This was new to anyone like me who came from the networking industry, where the most open part of the code are the RFCs and the implementation details are often hidden. These meetings served as a clean room for our coding ideas and experiments. Ideas were shared, to the extent of which data structure we should pick and what a future user of Tez would take from it. In between the usual status updates and extensive knowledge transfers were made. 

Oath uses Apache Pig and Apache Hive extensively and most of the urgent requirements and requests came from Pig and Hive developers and users. Each issue led to a community JIRA and as we started running Tez at Oath scale, new feature ideas and bugs around performance and resource utilization materialized. Every year most of the Hadoop team at Oath travels to the Hadoop Summit where we meet our cohorts from the Apache community and we stand for hours discussing the state of the art and what is next for the project. One such discussion set the course for the next year and a half for me.

We needed an innovative way to shuffle data. Frameworks like MapReduce and Tez have a shuffle phase in their processing life cycle wherein the data from upstream producers is made available to downstream consumers. Even though Apache Tez was designed with a feature set corresponding to optimization requirements in Pig and Hive, the Shuffle Handler Service was retrofitted from MapReduce at the time of the project's inception. With several thousands of jobs on our clusters leveraging these features in Tez, the Shuffle Handler Service became a clear performance bottleneck. So as we stood talking about our experience with Tez with our friends from the community, we decided to implement a new Shuffle Handler for Tez. All the conversation points were tracked now through an umbrella JIRA TEZ-3334 and the to-do list was long. I picked a few JIRAs and as I started reading through I realized, this is all new code I get to contribute to and review. There might be a better way to put this, but to be honest it was just a lot of fun! All the white boards were full, the team took walks post lunch and discussed how to go about defining the API. Countless hours were spent debugging hangs while fetching data and looking at stack traces and Wireshark captures from our test runs. Six months in and we had the feature on our sandbox clusters. There were moments ranging from sheer frustration to absolute exhilaration with high fives as we continued to address review comments and fixing big and small issues with this evolving feature.

As much as owning your code is valued everywhere in the software community, I would never go on to say “I did this!” In fact, “we did!” It is this strong sense of shared ownership and fluid team structure that makes the open source experience at Apache truly rewarding. This is just one example. A lot of the work that was done in Tez was leveraged by the Hive and Pig community and cross Apache product community interaction made the work ever more interesting and challenging. Triaging and fixing issues with the Tez rollout led us to hit a 100% migration score last year and we also rolled the Tez Shuffle Handler Service out to our research clusters. As of last year we have run around 100 million Tez DAGs with a total of 50 billion tasks over almost 38,000 nodes.

In 2018 as I move on to explore Hadoop 3.0 as our future release, I hope that if someone outside the Apache community is reading this, it will inspire and intrigue them to contribute to a project of their choice. As an astronomy aficionado, going from a newbie Apache contributor to a newbie Apache committer was very much like looking through my telescope - it has endless possibilities and challenges you to be your best.

Kuhu Shukla is a software engineer at Oath and did her Masters in Computer Science at North Carolina State University. She works on the Big Data Platforms team on Apache Tez, YARN and HDFS with a lot of talented Apache PMCs and Committers in Champaign, Illinois. A recent Apache Tez Committer herself she continues to contribute to YARN and HDFS and spoke at the 2017 Dataworks Hadoop Summit on "Tez Shuffle Handler : Shuffling At Scale With Apache Hadoop". Prior to that she worked on Juniper Networks' router and switch configuration APIs. She likes to participate in open source conferences and women in tech events. In her spare time she loves singing Indian classical and jazz, laughing, whale watching, hiking and peering through her Dobsonian telescope.

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"Success at Apache" is a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk 4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) Scratch your own itch. https://s.apache.org/Apah 11) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN 12) A Newbie's Narrative https://s.apache.org/A72H

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Friday February 02, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 2 February 2018

Hello, February. Let's review what the Apache community have been busy with 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 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 February. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces ApacheCon™ and Supporting Global Events https://s.apache.org/O3B3

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield ace spectacular at 99.99% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 524 Apache contributors changed 1,300,623 lines of code over 3,553 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Nick Couchman, Benoit Tellier, Duo Zhang, Yang Li, and Jean-Baptiste Onofré.

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads.
 -Apache BookKeeper 4.6.1 released https://bookkeeper.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.17.1 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Kibble™ –Open Source tools used for collecting, aggregating and visualizing software project activity.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Kibble™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/wMMa

Apache NiFi™ –supports powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic.
 - Apache NiFi MiNiFi C++ 0.4.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/minifi

Apache POI™ –APIs for manipulating various file formats based upon Open Office XML (ECMA-376) and Microsoft's OLE 2 Compound Document formats using pure Java.
 - CVE-2017-12626 – Denial of Service Vulnerabilities in Apache POI http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201801.mbox/%3C1190211676.1193152.1516995087060%40mail.yahoo.com%3E

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464).
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.29.0 and Proton 0.20.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Sqoop™ –a tool designed for efficiently transferring bulk data between Apache Hadoop and structured datastores, such as relational databases.
 - Apache Sqoop 1.4.7 released http://sqoop.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - CVE-2017-15698 Apache Tomcat Native Connector - OCSP check omitted http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201801.mbox/%3C6fa14400-328f-a4a5-7f24-5cd40868bf78%40apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2017-15706 Apache Tomcat Incorrectly documented CGI search algorithm http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201801.mbox/%3Ce5f20acd-4241-505d-f340-d62b6dd2d306%40apache.org%3E

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects.
 - Apache Yetus 0.7.0 released https://yetus.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF's original project --the HTTP Web Server-- is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this month? Many happy returns, httpd! http://httpd.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Spark has won an InfoWorld Technology of the Year award? https://www.infoworld.com/article/3252231/application-development/technology-of-the-year-2018-the-best-hardware-software-and-cloud-services.html

 - Did you know that the Åland Islands Library uses Apache Wicket? http://wicket.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. https://s.apache.org/7Amk 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN

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

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

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

 - The ASF will be back at FOSDEM in Brussels 3-5 February 2018. We'll see you there! https://fosdem.org/2018/

 - The ASF is a Developer Week Community Partner 3-7 February in San Franciso https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/entry/apache-software-foundation-community-sponsor

 - The Apache Tinkerpop community will be holding a MeetUp on Gremlin on 21 February in New York https://www.meetup.com/DataStax-UserGroup-NewYork/events/246762770/

 - Apache CloudStack will be holding their first German Meetup on 28 February 2018 in Frankfurt https://www.meetup.com/german-CloudStack-user-group/events/246861772/?eventId=246861772

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 http://www.openexpo.es/en/

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

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

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

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

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

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

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Tuesday January 30, 2018

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

Open Source tools used for collecting, aggregating and visualizing software project activity.

Wakefield, MA —30 January 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® Kibble™ as a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Apache Kibble is an activity reporting platform created to collect, aggregate, analyze, and visualize activity in software projects and communities. With Kibble, users can track a project's code, discussions, issues, and individuals through detailed views mapped across specified time periods.

"We are passionate about solving hard problems, particularly as they relate to defining and measuring a project's success," said Rich Bowen, Vice President of Apache Kibble. "As doing so is notoriously difficult, we want to provide a set of tools that allow a project to define success, and track their progress towards that success, in terms that make the most sense for their community. Apache Kibble is a way to make this happen."

Apache Kibble is the latest project to enter the ASF directly as a Top-Level Project, bypassing the Apache Incubator (the official entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation). As part of its eligibility, Apache Kibble had to meet the many requirements of the Apache Maturity Model http://s.apache.org/O4p that include a project’s code, copyright, licenses, releases, consensus building, independence, and more.

Kibble is the Open Source edition of Snoot, the enterprise project and community reporting platform used by dozens of Apache projects as well as by the ASF for its official reports including the ASF Annual Report.

"By gaining an in-depth view into the ASF's operations through 1,433 Apache project repositories, we are able to obtain performance metrics for more than 300 Apache projects and nearly 900 million code line changes by more than 6,500 contributors," said Sally Khudairi, Vice President of Marketing and Publicity at The Apache Software Foundation. "We are excited to share the ability to provide insight with projects of all kinds, and help their communities identify trends and advance their impact."

"We're getting input and data from both a wide range of Apache projects as well as projects from outside of the foundation," added Bowen. "We're also collecting historical metrics from older projects with their rich history of successes and mistakes. They have a great deal of history and passion around measuring their communities, and hearing from disparate projects is helping to refine that vision. We would love to hear from more projects about what metrics are important to track, and invite their communities to join our mailing lists to discuss how we can help one another."

Catch Apache Kibble in action at FOSDEM, 3-4 February 2018 in Brussels.

Availability and Oversight
Apache Kibble 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 Kibble, visit http://kibble.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheKibble

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 680 individual Members and 6,500 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Union Investment, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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