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Friday Nov 14, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 14 November 2014

With more than 200 projects and initiatives under development at The Apache Software Foundation, here's what's happened over the past week:

The ASF @ 15 -The Apache Software Foundation Marks 15 Years of Open Source Innovation and Community Leadership
 - Community Over Code http://s.apache.org/oLh

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - ApacheCon, Cassandra Days, and CloudStack Collaboration Conference kick off the week of 17 November in Budapest http://events.linuxfoundation.org/

Apache CloudStack™ –Open Source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
 - Apache CloudMonkey v5.3.0 released http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.htm

Apache Directory™ –directory solutions entirely written in Java.
- Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-M25 released http://directory.apache.org/api

Apache Jackrabbit™ –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 1.1.2 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache Libcloud 0.16.0 released http://libcloud.apache.org/blog/2014/11/12/libcloud-0-16-0-released.html

Apache Tomcat™ –Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.57 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.15 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Apache Software Foundation Graphics –graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
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Wednesday Nov 12, 2014

The ASF @ 15 -- Community Over Code

Part 3 of a 3-part series celebrating 15 years of community-led development at The Apache Software Foundation.

Over the past 15 years, The Apache Software Foundation (ASF http://apache.org/) has accrued a lot of unofficial mottos: "Community-led development" and "No Jerks Allowed" are two favorites. But the one that comes up most often is "Community Over Code", also sometimes stated mathematically as "Community > Code".

Now, obviously, as a community, we are all about code, and wouldn't have a reason for existing without that code. But it's more than just a clever slogan. Instead, it's meant to codify how we do things, how we see one another, and how we go about decision making, even when it comes to code patches.

Once, long ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Behlendorf, the founder of the Apache Web Server project, at ApacheCon. (Parts of that interview became a podcast on FeatherCast - http://feathercast.apache.org/?p=78 - and it appears that I never published the promised second half.) One of the things I remember him saying to me was that a healthy community is far more important than good code, because if the code were to mysteriously vanish, a strong community could rewrite it, but if the community is unhealthy, the code will eventually fall by the wayside, too. 

Daniel Gruno, who has done a lot of statistical analysis of the ASF, says: "All in all, the projects (and people) in the ASF have produced a whopping 120 million lines of code, worth almost 32,500 person-years in efforts and 'costing' an estimated $2 billion in effort put into the projects."

All of this is produced by roughly 4,000 people over the course of almost 20 years, with a much smaller number being consistently active at any given time.

This is made possible by our amazing infrastructure team who provide the servers and networks that this all happens on. It's made possible by the many people that have gone before us, producing software, standards, and protocols on which we build. And it's possible due to a philosophy of collaborative development, where community is valued more than the code that we're writing.

What does that mean, exactly?

Take, for example, a situation where you have a rock-star programmer who writes brilliant code, complete with documentation and tests, but treats everyone else on the project as though they are idiots. What's the result? People will either leave, because they can't stand this person's behavior, or they will learn to behave in the same way in order to fit in, thus driving everyone else away even faster. Eventually, you have a project where everybody's a jerk, and nobody wants to join the party.

Or, consider this from the perspective of a company which works with Open Source projects. Apache's business-friendly stance means that businesses will often look at projects at the ASF as a place where they can invest time and developers, in the hopes of producing products and services down the road. Projects with a hostile community tend to get passed over as a bad investment by companies that are looking for projects where they can have a positive impact. It's just too much work to have to work on the code as well as have to battle a toxic work environment.

The importance of healthy, respectful community is more than just a warm fuzzy feeling. It's deeply pragmatic. Healthy, diverse, inclusive (dare I even say friendly?) communities promote project growth, sustainability, and even to the financial success of corporations that choose to build solutions around the technology.

When projects enter the ASF via the Incubator, one of the primary things we're concerned about is whether the community is diverse and sustainable, not whether the code is yet production quality. When projects report to the board each month, the board isn't evaluating their technical progress, but, rather, is considering whether the project is conducting itself in a way that is sustainable, welcoming to newcomers, and has a community that is large enough and healthy enough to continue making decisions about the future of the project.

Unlike the closed-source, single company software development model, in Open Source it's actually really important that you play nicely with others, even with your competitors. The term "coopetition" embodies this, describing a situation where you cooperate closely with your competition to create something, so that you can then compete on value-adds such as training, services, support, and non-free features. While this isn't something that the ASF participates in directly, it's a side-effect of the way we do Open Source.

While we're most certainly not claiming to have solved all of the problems around running an Open Source community, we think that we've got some things right, and constantly strive to fix the places where practice doesn't live up to theory. One thing we're pretty sure we've got right is a steady focus on community, rather than code, as the appropriate measure of the
health of a project.

So, come join the Apache community. We've got more than 200 projects to choose from, and the next 15 years are sure to be even more exciting than the first, as we continue to grow, and continue to produce code in a community-centric way.

-Rich Bowen, Executive Vice President

Friday Nov 07, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 November 2014

Noteworthy items from The Apache Software Foundation's more than 200 projects and initiatives that have taken place over the past week include:

The ASF @ 15 -The Apache Software Foundation Marks 15 Years of Open Source Innovation and Community Leadership
 - Sponsorship and Stewardship http://s.apache.org/oLh

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Register for ApacheCon, Cassandra Days, and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe end soon http://events.linuxfoundation.org/

Apache Camel™ –powerful open source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns. Rules for Camel's routing and mediation engine can be defined in either a Java based DSL, XML or using DSLs for dynamic languages such as Groovy or Scala.
 - Apache Camel 2.13.3 released http://camel.apache.org/camel-2133-release.html

Apache Commons Exec™ -a library to reliably execute external processes from within the JVM.
 - Apache Commons Exec 1.3 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-exec/

Apache Curator™ -Java libraries that make using Apache ZooKeeper much easier and more reliable.
 - Apache Curator 2.7.0. released https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=12314425&version=12327442

Apache HttpComponents Client™ -a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore. It provides connection management, cookie management, and authentication. This is the successor to the widely used Jakarta Commons HttpClient 3.1.
 - HttpComponents Client 4.3.6 GA released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit Oak™ -a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ -a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.
 - Apache Lucene 4.10.2 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Qpid™ –implements the latest AMQP specification, the first open standard for enterprise messaging, and provides transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management, clustering, federation and heterogeneous multi-platform support and a lot more.
 - Qpid Proton 0.8 released http://qpid.apache.org/releases/qpid-proton-0.8/index.html

Apache Solr™ –an open source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON, Ruby, and Python APIs, hit highlighting, faceted search, caching, replication, and a web administration interface.
 - Apache Solr 4.10.2 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Traffic Server™ –fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server. ATS can be used as a reverse, forward or even transparent HTTP proxy.
 - Apache Traffic Server 5.1.1 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/downloads

Apache Software Foundation Graphics –graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
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Wednesday Nov 05, 2014

The ASF @ 15 -- Sponsorship and Stewardship

Part 2 of a 3-part series celebrating 15 years of community-led development at The Apache Software Foundation.

The mission of The Apache Software Foundation is to provide software for the public good. We do this by providing services and support for many like-minded software project communities of individuals. As the Foundation grows (more than 150 top-level projects, and over 4,000 committers) so do the demands for services and support.

The Foundation does not pay for software development within its projects, nor does it influence the technical direction projects wish to take. However, the Foundation does provide technical services such as version control, mailing lists, web sites, issue trackers (and much more), as well as legal services such as intellectual property and brand management. We also have core marketing services to assist projects. All this costs money; and the amount it costs increases with each project we take on and each new service projects require.

In order to meet these costs, the Foundation accepts sponsorship from companies and individuals. However, this sponsorship does not buy influence over either the Foundation or its projects. The only way to influence our projects is to get involved with the project community and deliver valuable contributions that earn you individual merit and thus influence in that project.

So why do companies sponsor the ASF?

We've asked a number of our sponsors why the Foundation is important to them. As you might expect, there are a wide range of answers, but one common theme occurs across all sponsors. It can be boiled down to being assured that downstream reuse of our software is both a legally and strategically sound decision. Without the Foundation these very valuable software projects would not exist, at least not in the same form.

The Foundation provides a neutral space for companies, which might compete in the marketplace, to collaborate freely on Open Source software. This neutrality is protected by the fierce independence of the Foundation as it drives towards its mission of producing software for the public good (as opposed to the good for some subset of the public).

Balancing the Foundation's need to raise funds to support its projects whilst ensuring our projects remain independent of  those sponsors is a difficult task. However, we are lucky enough to have a large roster of sponsors who are very happy to donate with "no strings attached". Without those sponsors the Foundation could not exist and we thank them for their generosity.

Of course, most of our sponsors also contribute directly to one or more of our projects through code, documentation, and community management. Without these non-cash contributions our Foundation would be nothing more than an empty shell.

What do we use Sponsorship Money for?

The cost of running the Foundation is kept low by our extensive use of volunteers, even at the foundational level. As with the software development within our projects, all of our strategic decision-making roles are filled by volunteers who do not receive any payment from the Foundation itself.  All of our Vice Presidents, Directors, and other titled roles are members of our project communities. The success of the Foundation is personally important to them and therefore they contribute to that success. Our meritocratic system recognizes such individuals and ensures that the Foundation is run both for and by our project communities.

We do, however, spend money in supporting our projects. Our largest expense category is infrastructure which accounts for 63% of our budget in 2014-15. We have a number of infrastructure contractors who work tirelessly around the globe (and thus the clock) to ensure our distributed project teams can get on with their work without having to worry about the services they depend upon.

Our second largest budget line, at 10%, is marketing where we have a contractor who ensures prompt and appropriate responses to all press enquiries. A further 10% is spent on general administration (legal and bank fees, insurances, executive assistant and similar). The only other category over 5% is brand management which ensures our project brands remain independent of any individual commercial interests through trademark registration and related activities.

Looking to the Future

As the number of projects in the Foundation continues to grow we are looking to the future of our core services. As stewards of some of the world’s most popular Open Source software, we must ensure that our projects will continue to receive the same level of support as they have done during the last 15 years. However, it is not just the number of projects that puts a strain on the Foundations resources. A growing range of tools and services are needed for an Open Source project to be successful.

With our current raft of sponsors we are in very good shape. With our ever growing contributors to our projects we know we have an excellent source of volunteers to keep both our projects and our Foundation moving. That said, with more money and more volunteers there is always more we can do. We invite you to take some time to review our sponsorship programs and ask yourself if your employer might be interested. If you are looking to volunteer your time to one of our projects then take a look at our community development website.

--Ross Gardler, President

Friday Oct 31, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 31 October 2014

Noteworthy items from The Apache Software Foundation's more than 200 projects and initiatives that have taken place over the past week include:

The ASF @ 15 - The Apache Software Foundation Marks 15 Years of Open Source Innovation and Community Leadership
 - Chairman's Statement http://s.apache.org/RYD

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Early registration incentives for ApacheCon, Cassandra Days, and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe end soon http://events.linuxfoundation.org/

Apache Any23™ –used in major Web of Data applications and can be used as a library in Java applications that consume structured data from the Web, as a command-line tool for extracting and converting between the supported formats, and as online service API available at any23.org.
 - Apache Any23 1.1 released http://s.apache.org/any231.1

Apache Camel™ –powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.12.5 released http://camel.apache.org/download.html

Apache Flex™ –a highly productive, Open Source application framework for building and maintaining expressive Web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and devices (including smartphones, tablets and TV).
 - Apache Flex Squiggly 1.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/flex/squiggly/1.1/RELEASE_NOTES

Apache jclouds™ –Open Source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform that gives you the freedom to create applications that are portable across clouds while giving you full control to use cloud-specific features.
 - Apache jclouds 1.8.1 released https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCLOUDS/fixforversion/12327548

Apache Kafka™ –a single Kafka broker can handle hundreds of megabytes of reads and writes per second from thousands of clients. Kafka is designed to allow a single cluster to serve as the central data backbone for a large organization, and can be elastically and transparently expanded without downtime.
 - Apache Kafka 0.8.2-beta released https://archive.apache.org/dist/kafka/0.8.2-beta/RELEASE_NOTES.html

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily.
 - Apache MINA 2.0.9 released http://mina.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Onami™ –focused on the development and maintenance of a set of Google Guice extensions.
 - Apache Onami Persist 1.0.1 released http://onami.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –a web server that is an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.1.32 released http://tomcat.apache.org/native-doc/miscellaneous/changelog.html

Apache Software Foundation Graphics –graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
 - Download new "Powered By Apache" general and project logos http://apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

The ASF @ 15 -- Chairman's Statement

Part 1 of a 3-part series celebrating 15 years of community-led development at The Apache Software Foundation.

This year marks the 15th anniversary since The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) was formed as a non-profit corporation to support the development of Open Source software, beginning with the Apache HTTP Server. The ASF has grown significantly since, and today houses more than 150 top-level projects, exceeds 500 individual members, and over 4,000 committers have collaborated on ASF projects. We are incredibly grateful for all those who have volunteered their time to the Foundation, the millions of users of Apache software, and the generosity of our sponsors and donors that provide vital resources. This anniversary gives us a great opportunity to take a look back at what has made the ASF so successful, and what that means for its future.

The mission of the ASF is simple: to provide organisational, legal and other forms of support to a broad range of Open Source software projects; and to release that software to the public free of charge under the Apache License. What makes the ASF special is being able to do that on such a large scale, while not diluting the culture and fundamental attributes that make the ASF unique.

Apache has seen amazing success over the last 15 years. Not only do ASF projects impact almost every area of computing, but the Apache License, our Contributor License Agreements (CLAs), and our pattern of open, collaborative development (often known as "The Apache Way") continue to influence Open Source projects outside of the ASF. Many Apache projects have gone on to build huge, successful ecosystems around themselves, and other established projects have joined the ASF to grow and diversify their community.

Apache projects are unified by the desire to build software in an open and collaborative manner, ensuring they are supported by long-lived, vibrant and independent communities of contributors. All of the committers are volunteers (whether they volunteer their own time, or are allocated time by their employer - the ASF does not pay anyone to develop software), and they come together from all over the world to collaborate in a virtual, online environment. As the ASF does not dictate technical direction or scope, we see a wide range of projects, rather than those focused on a particular technology or industry. In some cases, we even have projects that "compete" with each other in the same space. The Foundation exists for its projects, community and membership, and so is a truly grass roots organisation. Together, this establishes trust in ASF projects, beyond what it would have if it were simply a "forge" providing infrastructure and services.

The structure of the ASF is designed to make this possible, to empower projects, and to provide a solid foundation for future growth.

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There is a deliberate separation between the operational needs of the Foundation, and the management of the individual projects. This is important as it ensures that running the Foundation, including areas such as fundraising and sponsorship, do not impact what projects can do or who has authority. Each project elects the members of a Project Management Committee (PMC) from among their established contributors based on merit. Those individuals are then collectively given the task of governing the project. PMCs report directly to the Board of Directors, who provide oversight to ensure that the PMC remains viable, and is operating in accordance with the ASF's mission and policies.

The ASF operates openly and transparently. Each month, the Board publishes meeting minutes for public inspection, which contains not only the proceedings of the meeting and the usual executive reports and financial information, but also some 70+ reports from the Foundation's officers and projects. Each project reports quarterly about its community, releases, and plans for the future. These reports are helpful for the Board to provide oversight, to deal with issues, understand future needs, and ensure the ongoing health of the project. However, as these are open to the public, they can also provide a resource for members of the community interested in understanding the history of the project, its current trajectory, and how it functions.

Over the last 5 years, the ASF has doubled in size, both in the number of members, and projects. There are another 30 projects already in the Apache Incubator developing their communities and governance in preparation to become top-level projects in the future, with more joining every month. Despite (or because of!) the strong emphasis on independence and individual merit, large companies continue to trust the ASF as the steward of projects that they have contributed intellectual property to, and that their businesses depend on. Contributors continue to trust the ASF that their work will be freely available and recognised by their peers. Users continue to trust that the projects they depend on will have the resources and growth needed to remain viable.

As the ASF looks to the future, the pace is unlikely to slow! The challenge remains to maintain - and even increase - the support provided to projects, while retaining the culture and trust already established. Just as we must adapt to growth, we must also adapt to the changing nature of software development and the ever growing adoption of Open Source and open development practices.

Our commitment as the Foundation grows is to continue doing what the ASF does best - empowering PMCs to develop world-class Open Source software in The Apache Way, and remaining a trusted place for individuals, organisations and communities.

This wouldn't be possible without you - and we thank every ASF member, committer, and all those that use and contribute to ASF projects for the part they play in making the Foundation great. We welcome those who will join us in the years to come as well - looking forward to not only the next 15 years, but many more!

--Brett Porter, Chairman

Friday Oct 24, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 October 2014

Noteworthy items from The Apache Software Foundation's more than 200 projects and initiatives that have taken place over the past week include:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Early registration incentives for ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe end soon http://events.linuxfoundation.org/
 - CFP now open for ApacheCon North America 2015 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

Apache Software Foundation Graphics –graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
 - Download new "Powered By Apache" general and project logos http://apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

Apache CloudStack™ –open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
 - Apache CloudStack v4.4.1 released http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes/en/4.4.1/

Apache HttpComponents Core™ –a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.  
 - Apache HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1-beta1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/httpcomponents/httpasyncclient/RELEASE_NOTES-4.1.x.txt
 - HttpComponents Core 4.3.3 GA released http://www.apache.org/dist/httpcomponents/httpcore/RELEASE_NOTES.txt

Apache Log4j™ –provides logging services for Java.
 - Apache Log4j 2.1 released http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

Apache Apache Tajo™ –an advanced open source data warehouse system in Hadoop for processing web-scale data sets.
 - Apache Tajo v0.9 released http://tajo.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ –supports the community working on the analysis of unstructured information with a unifying Java and C++ framework, tooling, and analysis components, guided by the OASIS UIMA standard.
 - Apache UIMA DUCC 1.1.0 released http://uima.apache.org/d/uima-ducc-1.1.0/issuesFixed/jira-report.html

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Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

Announcing Apache™ CloudStack™ v4.4.1

Mature, easy-to-deploy Open Source Cloud computing software platform boasts improved efficiency and performance.

Forest Hill, MD —22 October 2014— The Apache CloudStack project today announced the immediate availability of Apache CloudStack v4.4.1, the latest version of the turnkey Open Source cloud computing software platform used for creating private-, public-, and hybrid cloud environments.

Apache CloudStack clouds enable billions of dollars' worth of business transactions annually across their clouds, and its maturity and stability has led it to has become the Open Source platform for many service providers to set up on-demand, elastic public cloud computing services, as well as enterprises and others to set up a private or hybrid cloud for use by their own employees.

"We are delighted to be releasing version 4.4.1 of Apache CloudStack," said Giles Sirett, member of the Apache CloudStack Project Management Committee. "This latest version of CloudStack reflects months of hard work by our diverse developer community and brings even more features to help our service-provider and enterprise users enhance their cloud platforms. Apache CloudStack continues to grow in both deployments and developer community size, and is the platform of choice for thousands of organisations that need to build IaaS environments quickly and securely with a proven, production-grade, technology." 

Lauded by Gartner Group, CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources.

CloudStack v4.4.1 reflects dozens of new features and improvements, including:

  • Improved Storage Management
  • Virtual Private Cloud tiers can now span guest networks across availability zones
  • Support for VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Improved Support for Hyper-V Zones, VPC and Storage Migration


A complete overview of all new enhancements can be found in the project release notes at http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-release-notes/en/4.4.1/

CloudStack has been used by thousands of organizations worldwide and is in use/production at Alcatel-Lucent, Autodesk, BT Cloud, China Telecom, DATACAENTER Services, DataPipe, Edmunds.com, Exoscale, GreenQloud, Hokkaido University, IDC Frontier, Ikoula, KDDI, KT/Korea Telecom, LeaseWeb, NTT, Orange, PCextreme, Schuberg Philis, Shopzilla, Slovak Telekom, SunGard AS, Taiwan Mobile, Tata, Trader Media Group, TomTom, University of Melbourne, University of Sao Paolo, Verizon, WebMD and Zynga, among others.

CloudStack originated at Cloud.com, which was acquired by Citrix in 2011. CloudStack was submitted to the Apache Incubator in April 2012 and graduated as an Apache Software Foundation Top-level Project in March 2013.

Availability
CloudStack v4.4.1 is available immediately as a free download from http://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html. Apache CloudStack software is released under the Apache License v2.0.

Governance and Oversight
Apache CloudStack 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.

Get Involved!
Apache CloudStack welcomes contribution and community participation through mailing lists as well as attending face-to-face MeetUps, developer trainings, and user events. Catch CloudStack in action at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference, the official user/developer conference of the Apache CloudStack community, 19-21 November 2014 in Budapest, Hungary @CCCEU14 and http://cloudstackcollab.org

About Apache CloudStack
Apache CloudStack is a mature, turnkey integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Open Source software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public and private cloud environments. Hailed by Gartner Group as "a solid product", CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources. CloudStack entered the Apache Incubator in April 2012 and became an Apache Top-level Project in March 2013. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache CloudStack, visit http://cloudstack.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/CloudStack

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Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Tajo™ v0.9

Robust, Open Source "SQL-on-Hadoop" Big Data warehouse solution now faster, with improved performance and enhanced integration with Apache Hadoop™.

Forest Hill, MD –21 October 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of Apache™ Tajo™ v0.9, the advanced Open Source data warehousing system in Apache Hadoop™.

"With Apache Tajo v0.9, our goal of bringing traditional SQL performance to massive data is a step closer," said Hyunsik Choi, Vice President of Apache Tajo. "We really enjoyed working to improve Tajo's leading-edge native SQL support, and its lightning performance across divergent workloads."

Dubbed an "SQL-on-Hadoop" solution, Apache Tajo is used for low-latency and scalable ad-hoc queries, online aggregation, and ETL (extract-transform-load process) on large data sets stored on HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System) and other data sources. By supporting SQL standards and leveraging advanced database techniques, Tajo allows direct control of distributed execution and data flow across a variety of query evaluation strategies and optimization opportunities. Overall, Apache Tajo v0.9 delivers more powerful native SQL support on an even faster platform.

"We have been determined from the outset to find ways of boosting query processing speed without compromising system robustness and solution accessibility," said Jihoon Son, member of the Apache Tajo Project Management Committee. "In practice, that means using cutting-edge query techniques and processing algorithms as our source of 'speed', meanwhile maintaining three key features: Fault tolerance, the ability to fully utilize working memory and write to disk, and data source neutrality. We think those design choices give Apache Tajo long-run flexibility and coherence."

Features and enhancements in Apache Tajo v0.9 include:

  • More comprehensive and powerful SQL capabilities, such as TIMESTAMP, DATE, TIME, and INTERVAL type support, as well as WINDOW functions, OVER clause support, and multiple distinct aggregation;
  • Performance improvements, such as offheap sort algorithm for ORDER BY and Runtime code generation for evaluating expressions push the boundaries of massive data query speeds;
  • Improvements to the hash shuffle I/O, boosting bottom-line speeds by 200-300% on "heavy", complex queries;
  • Enhanced Hadoop integration, including support for Hadoop 2.2.0 up to Hadoop 2.5.1, and expanded Hive Metastore access;
  • Improved catalog backup and restore feature, as well as accessibility enhancements streamline performance across disparate technology environments.

Apache Tajo is part of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem at a variety of organizations, including Gruter, Korea University, and NASA JPL's Radio Astronomy and Airborne Snow Observatory projects, among others. At SK Telecom, South Korea's largest wireless carrier, Apache Tajo has undergone a brutal testing regimen, where it has had to deal with telco-sized data stores, node growth and cluster expansion, and a grueling company-wide data analysis and reporting schedule. "The fast processing capabilities of Apache Tajo have allowed us to build an entirely new big data warehouse and OLAP system," said Eddy Park, Hadoop-based Data Warehouse Project Manager at SK Telecom. "Apache Tajo now plays a vital role in data-driven decision making at our company."

Hyoungjun Kim, CTO of Gruter, said "We run Apache Tajo in-house on 30 cluster nodes in order to power Seenal, our social network analysis service that supplies social media insight to government and corporate clients. On the one hand, this involves running complex ETL processes on hundreds of gigabytes of data per day in order to detect market and opinion signals. On the other hand, analysts and project teams often need to run very specific analyses on much smaller data sets. Tajo is able to handle the full spectrum of Seenal’s data processing and query needs at high speed and with minimal fuss."

"We're very excited about the release of Apache Tajo 0.9," added Choi. "The Apache Tajo community, committers, and supporters have really done our mission proud."

Availability and Oversight
As with all Apache products, Apache Tajo 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 Tajo, visit http://tajo.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheTajo

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than two hundred 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 450 individual Members and 4,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

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Friday Oct 17, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 October 2014

Noteworthy items from The Apache Software Foundation's more than 200 projects and initiatives that have taken place over the past week include:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Register today for ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe http://events.linuxfoundation.org/
 - CFP now open for ApacheCon North America 2015 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

Apache Software Foundation Graphics -graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
 - Download New "Powered By Apache" general and project logos http://apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

Apache Commons™ Compress™ –working with zip, ar, jar, bz2, cpio, tar, gz, dump, pack200, lzma, 7z, arj and xz files.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.9. released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-compress/download_compress.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.7 and Oak 1.1.1 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

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Friday Oct 10, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 October 2014

With more than 200 projects and initiatives at The Apache Software Foundation, there are so many amazing things happening in the Apache community! Here are some noteworthy items from over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Early registration incentives for ApacheCon Europe (17-21 November 2014/Budapest) end 1 November http://apachecon.com/
 - CFP now open for ApacheCon North America 2015 (Austin, Texas, 13-17 April 2015) http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR)
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.1.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache OFBiz™ –an Open Source enterprise automation software project (ERP, CRM, E-Business/E-Commerce, SCM, MRP, CMMS/EAM, and so on)
 - Apache OFBiz 13.07.01 released http://ofbiz.apache.org/download.html

Apache Syncope™ –Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in JEE technology and released under Apache 2.0 license
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.0 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –a Web server that is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.56 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi

Apache XML Graphics Commons™ –a library that consists of several reusable components used by Apache Batik and Apache FOP
 - Apache XML Graphics Commons 2.0 released http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/commons/

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Friday Oct 03, 2014

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 October 2014

With more than 200 projects and initiatives at The Apache Software Foundation, there are so many amazing things happening in the Apache community! Here are some noteworthy items from over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation
 - Keynotes and Program Announced for ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe http://s.apache.org/BoJ
 - CFP now open for ApacheCon North America 2015 (Austin, Texas, 13-17 April 2015) http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp
 - Follow ApacheCon developments via http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html#foundation-apachecon and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon

Apache Software Foundation Graphics -graphical assets that can be used by third parties when referring to The Apache Software Foundation or one of its projects.
 - New "Powered By Apache" logo http://apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

Apache Cayenne™ –powerful, full-featured, opensource framework created for developers working with relational databases; seamlessly maps any relational database to Java objects, reducing development time and adding considerable functionality to any application which requires a database. 
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Cayenne™ v3.1 http://s.apache.org/FjS

Apache Commons Weaver™ –an easy way to enhance compiled Java classes by generating ("weaving") bytecode into those classes.
 - Apache Commons Weaver 1.1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/commons/weaver/RELEASE-NOTES.txt

Apache HttpComponents Client™ –low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 4.4-beta1 Released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.
 - Apache Lucene 4.10.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library provides full-text search for dynamic programming languages.
 - Apache Clownfish 0.4.1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/lucy/clownfish/CHANGES-0.4.1.txt
 - Apache Lucy 0.4.1 released http://www.apache.org/dist/lucy/CHANGES-0.4.1.txt

Apache Solr™ –open source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON, Ruby, and Python APIs, hit highlighting, faceted search, caching, replication, and a web administration interface.
 - Apache Solr 4.10.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Storm™ –distributed, real-time computation system
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Storm™ as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/DGO

Apache Tomcat™ –web server that is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.14 available http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-8.0-doc/changelog.html

Apache TomEE™ –delivers Servlets, JSP, JSF, JTA, JPA, CDI, Bean Validation and EJB Lite. Apache TomEE Plus has all the features of TomEE with the addition of JAX-RS (RESTfull Services), JAX-WS (Web Services), JMS (Java Message Service) and JCA (the Java Connector Architecture)
 - Apache TomEE Wins Duke's Choice Award and Geek Choice Award at JavaOne 2014 http://s.apache.org/w2O

Apache UIMA™ –supports the community working on the analysis of unstructured information with a unifying Java and C++ framework, tooling, and analysis components, guided by the OASIS UIMA standard. It includes support for very large scaleout using networked clusters of compute nodes.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.2.1 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html

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Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Cayenne™ v3.1

Enterprise-grade Open Source Java framework for object relational mapping (ORM), persistence, and caching now easier to configure, with improved modularity and performance.

Forest Hill, MD –30 September 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of Apache™ Cayenne™ v3.1, the Open Source Java framework for object relational mapping (ORM), persistence, and caching.

"With the launch of version 3.1, Apache Cayenne has continued to evolve its mature 12 year-old library by introducing 125 new features," said Andrus Adamchik, Vice President of Apache Cayenne.

Cayenne is an enterprise Java ORM with integrated support for caching, three-tier persistence, object lifecycles and workflow, inheritance, paging, on demand faulting, auditing and much more. As an object relational mapping library, Cayenne integrates applications to any SQL database available today, freeing solutions from being locked into one database engine. At the same time it improves performance through paging and caching, enforces data integrity and makes it dramatically faster for developers to build a reliable application.

Cayenne has a track record of solid performance in high-volume environments. Apache Cayenne is an exceptional choice for persistence services, and is in use at ish onCourse, National Hockey League, Nike, Unilever and the Law Library of Congress (the world's largest publicly-available legal index) as well as dozens of high-demand applications and Websites accessed by millions of users each day.

Apache Cayenne v3.1 is the result of 4 years of development. Notable new features and improvements include:
  • easier configuration and embedding in any type of application;
  • highly configurable runtime, enabled by one of the industry's smallest built-in Dependency Injection (DI) containers written specifically for Cayenne (and that co-exists with other DI/IoC, such as Apache Tapestry). It is also very easy to create more than one runtime, which opens interesting possibilities like multi-tenancy;
  • nearly all components now pluggable, making it very easy to create more than one runtime and easily change or extend internals of the stack declaratively --from cache provider to SQL log format to DataSource lookup strategy and much more;
  • improved ORM modularity to allow  projects to be included in libraries without assumptions about the target use. Different aspects of an application can now be modeled in separate mapping projects and combined in runtime as needed. As a result Cayenne projects can be included in libraries that make no assumptions about the target use;
  • extended persistent events model from simple per-object events to more higher-level "workflows" that can be configured with app-specific annotations on persistent classes. Cayenne ships with "cayenne-lifecycle" module that provides a few common examples of such workflows activated on data changes: data modifications audit, precision cache invalidation, etc.; and
  • performance optimizations for improved overall concurrency

"Developers who are seeking an alternate to EJB/Hibernate might find Cayenne's graphical modeler, reverse database engineering, easy to use query API and flexible context model a joy to work with," said Aristedes Maniatis, member of the Apache Cayenne Project Management Committee and CEO of ish.

"We use Apache Cayenne as the ORM for a large and complex budgeting project for around twenty government organizations," said Daniel Abrams, CEO of MassLight. "Cayenne is used to access and persist exhibit data, business validation rules, and account information, and has simplified the development process. A single Cayenne method call evaluates all changes in the user's context and generates all statements required to commit their changes within a single transaction without the developer having to write code to track the changes -- Cayenne does all the work. Since switching to Cayenne, there haven't been any faulting errors that tended to plague the previous version of the application because of the complex data model. This was one of the principal reasons for the switch to Cayenne and the data model has become significantly more complex now."

"We use Cayenne in our system to collect, quality control and distribute world coverage nautical charts to navies, pilots, inspectors and several thousand vessels," said Tore Halset, Development Manager at Electronic Chart Centre and PRIMAR. "We have been happy users of Apache Cayenne since 2005 and are now on version 3.1."

"Apache Cayenne is a core service in Avoka Transact, an engagement platform for multi-channel sales and service transactions," said Malcolm Edgar, Vice President of Engineering at Avoka.

"We use Apache Cayenne to support the Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server databases. Cayenne provides the right blend of ORM capabilities and low level JDBC access when required. It has been a rock-solid technology for us."

In addition, Apache Cayenne's HTML documentation and tutorials have been completely revised and available in PDF for the first time.

"Our comprehensive documentation and vibrant, helpful user community are just what you need when you have questions about the internals of Cayenne or the best way to achieve your goals," added Adamchik.

Availability and Oversight
Cayenne v3.1 is available immediately as a free download from http://cayenne.apache.org/download.html. As with all Apache products, Apache Cayenne 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 documentation and ways to become involved with Apache Cayenne, visit http://cayenne.apache.org/ and @ApacheCayenne on Twitter.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than two hundred 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 450 individual Members and 4,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

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Monday Sep 29, 2014

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

Easy-to-integrate distributed Open Source real-time computation framework adds reliable data processing capabilities to Apache Hadoop

Forest Hill, MD –29 September 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ Storm™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles. 

"Apache Storm's graduation is not only an indication of its maturity as a technology, but also of the robust, active community that develops and supports it," said P. Taylor Goetz, Vice President of Apache Storm. "Storm’s vibrant community ensures that Storm will continue to evolve to meet the demands of real-time stream processing and computation use cases."

Apache Storm is a high-performance, easy-to-implement distributed real-time computation framework for processing fast, large streams of data, adding reliable data processing capabilities to Apache Hadoop. Using Storm, a Hadoop cluster can efficiently process a full range of workloads, from real-time to interactive to batch. 

Storm was originally developed at BackType prior to being acquired by Twitter, and entered the Apache Incubator in September 2013. The project currently has code contributions from individual committers representing Hortonworks, Twitter, Verisign, and Yahoo, among others.

"Becoming a top level project is huge for Storm and a testament to how active and diverse our user and developer communities are. Four years ago Storm was nothing more than an idea and it's been incredible to watch its growth from being open-sourced through joining the Apache incubator and now through graduation," said Nathan Marz, original creator of Storm. 

"Today's announcement marks a major milestone in the continued evolution of Storm since Yahoo initiated the proposal to move it to Apache in 2012. We are proud of our continued contributions to Storm that have led to the hardening of security, multi-tenancy support, and increased scalability. Today, Apache Storm is widely adopted at Yahoo for real-time data processing needs including content personalization, advertising, and mobile development. It's thrilling to see the Hadoop ecosystem and community expand with the continued adoption of Storm," said Andrew Feng, Distinguished Architect at Yahoo.

"The Storm community has come together, has built some fantastic software and has now graduated to top-level.  This process has been a great example of open source community building at its best," said Ted Dunning, Apache Storm Incubator Mentor.

Storm is ideal for real-time data processing workloads, and is used to define information sources and manipulations to allow batch, distributed processing of streaming data.  Benchmarked as processing one million 100 byte messages per second per node, Storm is fault-tolerant, scalable across clusters of machines, and easy to operate. Developers can write Storm topologies using any programming language, with production-suitable configurations capable in one day. In addition, Storm easily integrates with database systems, handling parallelization, partitioning, and retrying on failures where necessary.

"Graduation to a top level project gives users the confidence that they can adopt Apache Storm knowing that it's backed by a robust, sustainable developer community and the governance framework and processes of the ASF," added Goetz. "As a Chair of the Project Management Committee for Storm, I focus much of my energy encouraging developers to contribute code and get involved in the Storm community. We encourage this collaboration because it is the lifeblood of rapid, reliable innovation."

Availability and Oversight
As with all Apache products, Apache Storm 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 documentation and ways to become involved with Apache Storm, visit http://storm.apache.org/ and @Apache_Storm on Twitter

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than two hundred 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 450 individual Members and 4,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

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Apache™ TomEE™ Wins Duke's Choice Award and Geek Choice Award at JavaOne 2014

Open Source project, Apache TomEE, receives Oracle's Duke's Choice Award and RebelLabs' Geek Choice Award at JavaOne, the premier Java technology conference

Apache TomEE, the all-Apache Java EE 6 Web Profile certified stack, receives a Duke's Choice Award and Geek Choice Award at JavaOne 2014. Oracle's Duke's Choice Award is given to innovative projects and efforts that are invaluable to the Java Community. RebelLabs' annual Geek Choice Awards are awarded to the top 10 technologies that profoundly improve modern software development. The Award winners are to be announced at the JavaOne 2014 conference.

"The increasing popularity and enterprise use rate of Apache TomEE is a success story for Open Source, Java EE and the ASF," said David Blevins, Vice President of Apache TomEE. "Born line by line and contributor by contributor entirely in Open Source, TomEE shows what can happen when JCP standards become open and community-driven, Open Source communities are fueled by business, and de facto standards like Tomcat meet industry standards like Java EE.  It's quite rare when market conditions align to pave the way for something like TomEE.  It's a victory for us all."

Apache TomEE is the Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile Certified edition of Apache Tomcat, the world's most popular Java application server software, with more than 70% market penetration within the enterprise. TomEE is available in three flavors:  TomEE, TomEE JAX-RS and TomEE Plus with version 1.7.1 as the latest release. The rapid large-scale uptick of TomEE in Enterprise deployments is a tribute of quality Open Source solutions driven by committed developers who bring real use cases and requirements to the collaborative development process. TomEE's reputation for reliability and simplicity has grown among businesses seeking a high performance alternative to proprietary commercial products and services.

The Duke's Choice Award, the Java community equivalent of winning an Oscar, is awarded for compelling use of Java Technology. It recognizes distinguished projects that bring invaluable innovation, Java-Powered Technologies and Contributions to Java. One of this year's winners includes The Apache Software Foundation's TomEE project, written in Java, a vanilla Apache Tomcat stack with Java EE features. TomEE is a solution that simplifies the patchwork of APIs enabling enterprise features within Tomcat.

The developer-centric Geek Choice Award is the end result of ZeroTurnaround's RebelLabs annual report on "10 Kick-ass Technologies Modern Developers Love" http://zeroturnaround.com/rebellabs/10-kick-ass-technologies-modern-developers-love/.  This report reveals the industry's best technology based on market data, developer feedback, public interaction volume and anecdotal evidence. Of ten selected winners, Apache Tomcat + TomEE, won for their popularity and high usage rate by development teams. In RebelLabs' survey, Tomcat was the obvious leading application server for developers, with TomEE providing Java EE support for existing Tomcat base and new projects. 

"We are proud to receive such highly regarded awards by Oracle and RebelLabs for one of the Apache's many successful Open Source projects," added Blevins.

Availability and Oversight
A Top-level Project at The Apache Software Foundation, Apache TomEE software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and 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 TomEE, visit http://tomee.apache.org/  and follow @ApacheTomEE on Twitter.

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