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Friday January 26, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 January 2018

Here's hoping you had a great week. The Apache community has been working on:

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

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

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 519 Apache contributors changed 1,071,102 lines of code over 3,235 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jeff Elsloo, Tellier Benoit, Andi Huber, Junkai Xue, and Gary Gregory.

Apache Guacamole™ –a clientless remote desktop gateway that supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH.
 - Apache Guacamole 0.9.14 released https://guacamole.apache.org/

Apache HttpComponents™ –a set of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5.5 GA released http://hc.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 1.0.41 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.28 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi MiNiFi 0.4.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and SQL-based operational analytics for Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Phoenix 4.13.2 for CDH 5.11.2 released http://phoenix.apache.org/

Apache Taverna (incubating) –domain-independent suite of tools used to design and execute data-driven scientific workflows, combining WSDL/REST Web Services and local tools.
 - Apache Taverna Server 3.1.0-incubating released https://taverna.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 7.0.84, 8.0.49, 8.5.27, and 9.0.4 released http://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that in 2017 the Top 10 most active Apache project mailing lists (dev + user) were, in order: Flex, Lucene, Ignite, Kafka, Geode, Flink, Tomcat, Cassandra, Beam, and Sentry? https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Did you know that Spotify uses Apache Hadoop and Apache Crunch to process terabytes of user data each day? http://hadoop.apache.org/ and http://crunch.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage 13-14 June in Berlin? https://foss-backstage.de/


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 Apache Wicket community will be holding a MeetUp on 24 January in Hydrabad https://www.meetup.com/jughyderabad/events/246743640/?_cookie-check=sA8sdSu69o0Dk0zY

 - 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

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

 - 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/

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Friday January 19, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 January 2018

Happy Friday --we've had quite a week! Let's take a look at what happened:

Support Apache –help offset the ASF's day-to-day operating expenses. Every dollar counts.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Receives Bitcoin Donation from Pineapple Fund Valued at $1M https://s.apache.org/udGT

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield clever performance at 99.70% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 441 Apache contributors changed 1,279,610 lines of code over 2,700 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Alex Harui, Thiago Veronezi, Duo Zhang, Mark Thomas, and Gary Gregory.

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 2.0.0-beta-1 released https://hbase.apache.org/

Apache HttpComponents™ –a set of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta2 and HttpComponents Client 5.0 beta1 released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Impala™ –a high-performance distributed SQL engine.
 - Apache Impala 2.11.0 released https://impala.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 1.6.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 7.2.1 and Apache Solr 7.2.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 1.5.0 released https://nifi.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 Proton-J 0.25.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Apache Traffic Server v7.1.2 released https://trafficserver.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that in 2017 the Top 5 Apache Project Repositories by Size (Lines of Code) were: OpenOffice (6,375,345); Netbeans (5,536,881); Flex (whiteboard: 5,164,279; SDK 3,919,006); Trafodion (3,077,781); and Mynewt (core: 2,748.040)? https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Did you know that Apache OFBiz offers a full range of Open Source ERP solutions, including advanced eCommerce, catalog management, manufacturing and POS modules, and accounting functions for Windows, Mac, and Linux? http://ofbiz.apache.org

- Did you know that the Apache community will be at Berlin Buzzwords again this year? We'll see you there! https://berlinbuzzwords.de/


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 Apache Wicket community will be holding a MeetUp on 24 January in Hydrabad https://www.meetup.com/jughyderabad/events/246743640/?_cookie-check=sA8sdSu69o0Dk0zY

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

 - 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/

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

 - 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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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Thursday January 18, 2018

The Apache® Software Foundation Receives Bitcoin Donation from Pineapple Fund Valued at $1M

Charitable donation helps underwrite the world's largest Open Source foundation, benefiting billions of users who depend on Apache's freely-available Open Source community-driven software.

Forest Hill, MD —18 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 that it has received a 88.34 Bitcoin (BTC) donation from the Pineapple Fund, valued at $1M at the time of the donation.

"Cryptocurrency is a fascinating way to support the ASF," said Kevin A. McGrail, ASF Vice President of Fundraising. "We look forward to using Pineapple Fund's donation to enhance our mission to provide Open Source software that is intrinsic to computing, from Web servers to smartphones to Cloud computing to the next evolutionary technology." 

The Pineapple Fund is a project donating 5500 BTC (~$86M) to various charities around the world, with the goal of making "bold and smart bets that will impact everyone in our world". https://pineapplefund.org/

In addition to the Pineapple Fund's charitable donation, the ASF receives financial support from corporate sponsors and individual donors. These essential funds help the ASF ensure that Apache software projects continue to be available to users around the world at absolutely no cost.

As a United States private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, the ASF is funded through tax-deductible contributions from corporations, foundations, and private individuals. Their collective contributions offset day-to-day operating expenses such as bandwidth and connectivity, servers and hardware, legal and accounting services, brand management and public relations, general office expenditures, and support staff. Approximately 75% of the ASF's annual budget is dedicated to running critical infrastructure support services that keep Apache services running 24x7x365 at near 100% uptime.

There are two ways to help the ASF reach its financial goals:

  1. Individual Donations --for one-off or recurring gifts of any size, via credit card, PayPal, ACH, and more;

  2. ASF Sponsorship program --for organizations, individuals, foundations, and endowments contributing $6,000 or more.

For information on supporting the ASF, please visit http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

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, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard, 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" 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 January 12, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 January 2018

Wow: it's Friday already! Let's review what happened over the past week:

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield great performance at 99.93% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 390 Apache contributors changed 688,481 lines of code over 2,224 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tellier Benoit, Daniel Sun, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Mark Thomas, and Adam Soroka.

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency Big Data management solutions
 - CVE-2017-9795 Apache Geode OQL method invocation vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201801.mbox/%3CCAEwge-FTf8zMT-U2XuHRv8L9ksiQExKMExOoR0Rp0W2TvpO1oA%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - CVE-2017-9796 Apache Geode OQL bind parameter vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201801.mbox/%3CCAEwge-FmJu4wu9Q14iOFkD3RK3KZJqFazi%3Dx8F1JpF%2B9BQXC-A%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - CVE-2017-12622 Apache Geode gfsh authorization vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201801.mbox/%3CCAEwge-FQAHe37U1zdM19NCj8NkAuyVUx7%3Dii5WHz_3%3DEY%2BBkLw%40mail.gmail.com%3E

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 1.0.40, 1.4.19 and 1.8.0 released http://jackrabbit.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.
 - CVE-2017-5878 - RED5/AMF Unmarshalling RCE http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201801.mbox/%3CCAJmbs8iP-Qyjx%2B0_X16V4Wwah-3%3DdvrkfDXD24xyf7K14Bquyg%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Sentry™ –a system to enforce fine grained role based authorization to data and metadata stored on a Hadoop cluster. - Apache Sentry 1.7.1 released http://sentry.apache.org/

Apache Trafodion™ –mature Big Data database management system for working in SQL at Apache Hadoop-scale levels.
- The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Trafodion™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/gCIX

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF has 1,131 mailing lists? Over the past year, 21,772 authors sent 1,617,547 emails on 642,005 topics! https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Did you know that Apache JSPWiki now supports SheetJS for reading and displaying Excel and CSV files directly in wiki pages? http://jspwiki.apache.org/

- Did you know that the ASF will be exhibiting at FOSDEM again this year? Do stop by and say hello to many members of the Apache Community! http://community.apache.org/calendars/


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/

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

 - 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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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Wednesday January 10, 2018

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

Mature Big Data database management system for working in SQL at Apache Hadoop-scale levels in use China Mobile, China Unicom, Dell EMC, Esgyn Corporation, and Millersoft Limited, among others.

Forest Hill, MD —10 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 that Apache® Trafodion™ 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 Trafodion extends Apache Hadoop to guarantee transactional integrity and operational workloads for new kinds of Big Data applications that run on Hadoop.

 "We are very excited to have been established as an Apache Top-Level Project," said Pierre Smits, Vice President of Apache Trafodion. "Graduation is a terrific milestone that culminates 2.5 years of contributions from around the globe to establishing a growing community committed to delivering a high-grade OLTP solution on top of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem."

Building on the scalability, elasticity, and flexibility of Hadoop, Trafodion (meaning "transactions" in Welsh) is the first integrated Open Source solution that delivers on the promise of integrated transactional and analytical systems (OLTP/OLAP) for Apache Hadoop. Trafodion's features include:
  • Fully functional ANSI SQL support, leveraging existing SQL skills;
  • Distributed ACID data protection, guaranteeing data consistency across multiple tables and rows;
  • Compile-Time and Run-Time Optimizers, delivering performance improvements for OLTP workloads;
  • Parallel-aware Query Optimizer, supporting large data sets;
  • Apache Spark integration, supporting streaming analysis;
  • Interoperability with existing Apache Hadoop tools and solutions, such as Hive, Ambari, Flume, Kafka, and Oozie; and 
  • Apache Hadoop and Linux distribution neutrality.

Trafodion originated at HP-IT in 2013, and was donated to the Apache Incubator in May 2015. The project has had four official releases since entering the Apache Incubator. 

Apache Trafodion is in use at China Mobile, China Unicom, Dell EMC, Esgyn Corporation, and Millersoft Limited, among others.

"As a member of the HP Core Team responsible for releasing Trafodion to The Apache Software Foundation, and responsible for the project’s name, I'm thrilled to see the Trafodion community be recognized with this major achievement. Congratulations to all who made it possible," said Ken Holt, COO at Esgyn Corporation. "Trafodion is the heart of EsgynDB, and the community is like its lifeblood — we at Esgyn are committed to continue to grow and support the community."

"Congratulations to the Trafodion community for becoming an Apache Top-Level Project," said Tianduo Gao, Senior Development Engineer of Software Technology (Suzhou) at China Mobile. "We are planning to use Trafodion to expand the business of China Mobile's Big Data platform: our data statistics of 4G real-time business in the country and provinces are more efficient than ever before."

"Becoming a core Apache Project is a major step forward for Trafodion. It will give Millersoft the confidence to introduce the technology to our Big Data clients," said Calum Miller, Director of Millersoft Limited. "Testing of our Open Source Data Vault engine running on top of Apache Trafodion is going well and we look forward to announcing a fully integrated product shortly."

"Apache Trafodion enhanced the operational efficiency of our Big Data platforms, and brought us better customer experience and broader application scenarios," said Charles Yu, Managing Director, Application Services at Dell EMC.

"Congratulations to Trafodion for officially becoming part of the Apache open source ecosystem," said Qingquan Gu, Senior Development Engineer of Internet of Things Marketing Service Center at China Unicom. "Using Trafodion provided China Unicom with the ability to build and integrate Big Data platforms, enhanced our operational efficiency, and brought us better customer experience."

"Becoming an Apache Top-Level Project is only the beginning," added Smits. "We are looking forward to growing the Trafodion community, reaching new adopters and contributors, and fostering a strong ecosystem around the project."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Trafodion 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 Trafodion, visit http://trafodion.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/Trafodion

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

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 680 individual Members and 6,300 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 Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, Target, Union Investment, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Trafodion", "Apache Trafodion", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", 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 January 05, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 January 2018

Welcome, 2018! We hope that you have had a festive holiday season and are excited to kick off the new year. Here's what happened over the past week:

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

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield cracking performance at 99.29% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 95 Apache contributors changed 111,245 lines of code over 406 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tellier Benoit, Gary Gregory, Martin Grigorov, Xiao Li, and Francesco Chicchiriccò.

Apache DeltaSpike™ –a suite of portable CDI (Contexts & Dependency Injection) extensions intended to make application development easier when working with CDI and Java EE.
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.8.1 https://deltaspike.apache.org/

Apache Edgent (incubating) –a stream processing programming model and lightweight micro-kernel style runtime to execute analytics at devices on the edge or at the gateway.
 - Apache Edgent 1.2.0-incubating released https://edgent.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 1.7.14 and Jackrabbit 2.8.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache MADlib™ –an Open Source library for scalable in-database analytics. 
 - Apache MADlib v1.13 released https://madlib.apache.org

Apache NiFi™ Registry –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi Registry 0.1.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Apache OFBiz™ –an Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications.
 - Apache OFBiz 16.11.04 released http://ofbiz.apache.org/

Apache OpenOffice™ –the leading Open Source office document productivity suite.
 - Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 released https://www.openoffice.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that over the past year the top 5 Apache project repositories by commits are, in order: Hadoop, Ambari, Lucene-Solr, Camel, and Ignite? https://s.apache.org/h8do

- Did you know that you can help members of the Apache Community welcome newcomers and mentor them on The Apache Way as a participant in ASF's Community Development (ComDev) project? http://community.apache.org/

- Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month: Cocoon, James, and Web Services (15 years); Lucene (13 years); ActiveMQ (11 years); Hadoop (10 years); River (7 years); Empire-db and Gora (6 years); Oltu and OpenMeetings (5 years); Samza (3 years); Arrow (2 years); and Ranger (1 year)? Many happy returns! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date


Apache Community Notices:

 - 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/

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

 - 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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Sunday December 31, 2017

Apache in 2017 - By The Digits

What an exciting and productive year for the Apache community at-large! We owe our continued success to the tireless efforts of our Members, Committers, and contributors, the loyalty from countless users worldwide, and the ongoing financial support from our Sponsors and individual donors. Join us for a look back at our achievements:

Apache Projects —
Total number of projects + sub-projects - 318 (not including Apache Labs initiatives)
Top-Level Projects - 193
Podlings in the Apache Incubator- 53


Community/People — 
ASF Members (individuals) - 683 
New Members elected - 64
Apache Committers - 6,504 (6,165 active)


Apache Code —
3,050 Committers changed 60,276,457 lines of code over 188,262 commits.

Top 5 Apache Committers 
  1. Shad Storhaug (2,472 commits; 1,465,542 lines changed)
  2. Claus Ibsen (2,406 commits; 560,595 lines changed)
  3. Jean-Baptiste Onofré (2,142 commits; 1,243,862 lines changed)
  4. Mark Thomas (1,954 commits; 113,266 lines changed)
  5. Colm Ó hÉigeartaigh (1,768 commits; 521,215 lines changed)
Top 5 Apache Project Repositories by Commits
  1. Hadoop
  2. Ambari
  3. Lucene-Solr
  4. Camel
  5. Ignite
Top 5 Apache Project Repositories by Size (Lines of Code)
  1. OpenOffice (6,375,345)
  2. NetBeans (5,536,881)
  3. Flex (whiteboard: 5,164,279; SDK 3,919,006)
  4. Trafodion (3,077,781)
  5. Mynewt (core: 2,748.040)

"If it didn't happen on-list, it didn't happen."

Total number of mailing lists 1,131
21,772 authors sent 1,617,547 emails on 642,005 topics

Top 10 most active Apache mailing lists (user@ + dev@)
  1. Flex
  2. Lucene
  3. Ignite
  4. Kafka
  5. Geode
  6. Flink
  7. Tomcat
  8. Cassandra
  9. Beam
  10. Sentry

Contributor License Agreements and Software Grants —
We are welcoming nearly 300 new code contributors and 300-400 new people filing issues each month. 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. 

ICLAs signed - 860
CCLAs signed - 27
Software Grants submitted - 18


Sponsorship and Individual Support —
Thank you to our hundreds of individual donors, our Platinum Sponsors: Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, and Yahoo; our Gold Sponsors: ARM, Bloomberg, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, ODPi, PhoenixNAP, and Pivotal; our Silver Sponsors: Alibaba Cloud Computing, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Inspur, iSIGMA, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, Target, Union Investment, and WANdisco; our Bronze Sponsors: 7 Binary Options, Airport Rentals, The Blog Starter, Casino2k, Compare Forex Brokers, HostingAdvice.com, HostPapa Web Hosting, The Linux Foundation, Mobile Slots, Samsung, Spotify, Talend, Travel Ticker Hotels, Web Hosting Secret Revealed, WebsiteSetup, and Wise Buyer; and our Infrastructure Sponsors: Bintray, Freie Universität Berlin, HotWax Systems, No-IP, OSU Open Source Labs, PagerDuty, Quenda, Rackspace, Sonatype, SURFnet, and Symantec.


Collectively, our Members, developers, contributors, users, supporters, and sponsors are the reason Apache Is Open https://s.apache.org/PIRA

Here’s to a great 2018!

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Friday December 29, 2017

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

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

Support Apache –help us continue serving the Apache community, shepherding more than 300 projects, and incubating Open Source innovations for generations to come. With just a few days left before the end of the calendar year, we ask that you and your employers consider a gift to the ASF, for which you may receive a tax deduction. Apache projects, Infrastructure, and Operations will immediately benefit from your gift. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors: Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, and Yahoo; our Gold Sponsors: ARM, Bloomberg, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, ODPi, PhoenixNAP, and Pivotal; our Silver Sponsors: Alibaba Cloud Computing, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Inspur, iSIGMA, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, Target, Union Investment, and WANdisco; our Bronze Sponsors: 7 Binary Options, Airport Rentals, The Blog Starter, Casino2k, Compare Forex Brokers, HostingAdvice.com, HostPapa Web Hosting, The Linux Foundation, Mobile Slots, Samsung, Spotify, Talend, Travel Ticker Hotels, Web Hosting Secret Revealed, WebsiteSetup, and Wise Buyer; and our Infrastructure Sponsors: Bintray, Freie Universität Berlin, HotWax Systems, No-IP, OSU Open Source Labs, PagerDuty, Quenda, Rackspace, Sonatype, SURFnet, and Symantec.

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield happy performance at 99.26% uptime http://status.apache.org/

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

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads. 
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.6.0 released https://bookkeeper.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ DBCP –implements Database Connection Pooling. 
 - Apache Apache Commons DBCP 2.2.0 released http://commons.apache.org/dbcp/

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

Apache Lucene™ Solr –the popular, blazing-fast, Open Source enterprise search platform built on Apache Lucene.
 - Apache Solr Reference Guide for 7.2 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/solr/ref-guide/apache-solr-ref-guide-7.2.pdf

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.3.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler.
 - Apache Nutch 1.14 released http://nutch.apache.org/

Apache OpenNLP™ –a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.8.4 released http://opennlp.apache.org/

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

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org).
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.19.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

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

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache Cordova@8 tools are now available? https://cordova.apache.org/

- Did you know that the latest update on Apache NetBeans (incubating) is available at https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/8b64f50b57ef74338155c3e365d4c8c8e44688f1b06bdf9d0a00aecc@%3Cdev.netbeans.apache.org%3E ?

- Did you know that Alibaba, Bouygues Telecom, Capital One, and Ericsson are powered by Apache Flink? http://flink.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - 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

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

 - 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

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

 - 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 December 22, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 December 2017

One more week to go in 2017! The Apache Community continues to be quite productive, as always, even during the holidays! Here's what happened over the past week:

Support Apache –by making a gift to the ASF before 31 December you can help us have the necessary resources to ensure that software from the global Apache community remains available. Apache benefits from your generosity, and you may also benefit with a tax deduction. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield splendid performance at 99.84% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 95 Apache contributors changed 201,681 lines of code over 411 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Antoine Duprat, Tilman Hausherr, Francesco Chicchiriccò, Andreas Veithen, and Attila Magyar.

Apache Arrow™ –a cross-language development platform for in-memory data. 
 - Apache Arrow 0.8.0 released http://arrow.apache.org/

Apache BatchEE (incubating) –implementation and extensions of the JBatch specification (JSR-352) and JBatch 1.0 TCK.
- Apache BatchEE 0.5-incubating released http://batchee.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Pool –an object-pooling API and a number of object pool implementations.
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.5.0 http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-pool/

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.4.0 released https://hbase.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 2.17.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

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

Apache Pulsar (incubating) –a highly scalable, low latency messaging platform running on commodity hardware.
 - Apache Pulsar 1.21.0-incubating released https://pulsar.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ JMS –newer JMS client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464), based around the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.28.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache RocketMQ™ –a distributed messaging and streaming platform with low latency, high performance and reliability, trillion-level capacity and flexible scalability.
 - Apache RocketMQ 4.2.0 https://rocketmq.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the DataStax C# Fluent API for DSE Graph uses Apache Tinkerpop Gremlin Net 3.2.7 to support writing Gremlin queries in C#? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

- Did you know that toy brick manufacturer Lego uses Apache Groovy? http://groovy.apache.org/

- Did you know that Microsoft Azure HDInsight uses Apache Kafka to help process more than 1M events/second for connected cars, fraud detection, clickstream analysis, log analytics, and other applications? http://kafka.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - 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

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

 - 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

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

 - 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 December 15, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 December 2017

Just two weeks left in 2017! Let's review the many things that the Apache Community has been working over the past week:

Support Apache –in the final days of the year, please consider making an individual donation or encouraging your employer to participate in our many Corporate Giving options, from ASF Sponsorship to Matching Gifts and more. Not only does Apache benefit from your contribution, you may also benefit with a tax deduction. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

"Success at Apache" –the blog series from the Apache Community that focuses on why the ASF "just works".
 - What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been by Jim Jagielski https://s.apache.org/gVuN

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 December. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield great performance at 99.64% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 93 Apache contributors changed 112,695 lines of code over 435 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Satish Saley, Attila Magyar, Antoine Duprat, Tilman Hausherr, and Francesco Chicchiriccò.

Apache Calcite™ –a dynamic data management framework.
 - Apache Calcite 1.15.0 released http://calcite.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ BCEL –Byte Code Engineering Library (BCEL) gives users a convenient way to analyze, create, and manipulate compiled .class files.
 - Apache Commons BCEL 6.2 released http://commons.apache.org/bcel

Apache Commons™ Text –Open Source software library that provides a host of algorithms focused on working with strings and blocks of text.
 - Apache Commons Text 1.2 http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-text/

Apache Hadoop™ –Ubiquitous Open Source enterprise Big Data framework.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Hadoop® v3.0.0 General Availability https://s.apache.org/UghA

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.1.13 released https://hbase.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 2.10.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.14.0 released http://knox.apache.org/

Apache Kudu™ –Open Source storage engine for structured data.
 - Apache Kudu 1.6.0 released https://kudu.apache.org/

Apache Mnemonic™ –Open Source storage-class memory oriented durable object platform for Java application developers.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Mnemonic™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/58zm

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a deep learning framework designed for both efficiency and flexibility.
 - Apache MXNet 1.0.0 released http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/

Apache MyFaces™ Tobago –a component library for JavaServer Faces (JSF) that allows to write Web applications without the need of coding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
 - Apache Tobago 4.0.0 released http://myfaces.apache.org/tobago/

Apache Mynewt™ –a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 - Apache Mynewt 1.3.0 released http://mynewt.apache.org/

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library that enables developers to implement OData producers and OData consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 2.0.10 released http://olingo.apache.org/

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing, and other groupware tools.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.1 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and SQL-based operational analytics for Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Phoenix 4.13.1 released http://phoenix.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org).
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.24.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Security Bulletin S2-055: impact increased to High (related to CVE-2017-7525 - JSON Jackson library) http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201712.mbox/%3CCAMopvkMb_CDw9UNZMUec8UApNZ8Xmr2M-wTCXPuhB9fCTr2Eqg%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.17 released http://tika.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.48 released http://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Syncope is now enlisted as SCIM (System for Cross-domain Identity Management) 2.0-compliant implementation? http://syncope.apache.org/

- Did you know that Slack's job queue uses Apache Kafka to robustly scale to handle billions of tasks in milliseconds? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can help the Apache Tika community by testing Tika 1.17-rc1 (the last major version using Java 7)? http://tika.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - 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

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

 - 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

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

 - 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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Thursday December 14, 2017

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Hadoop® v3.0.0 General Availability

Ubiquitous Open Source enterprise framework maintains decade-long leading role in $100B annual Big Data market

Forest Hill, MD —14 December 2017— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache® Hadoop® v3.0.0, the latest version of the Open Source software framework for reliable, scalable, distributed computing.

Over the past decade, Apache Hadoop has become ubiquitous within the greater Big Data ecosystem by enabling firms to run and manage data applications on large hardware clusters in a distributed computing environment.

"This latest release unlocks several years of development from the Apache community," said Chris Douglas, Vice President of Apache Hadoop. "The platform continues to evolve with hardware trends and to accommodate new workloads beyond batch analytics, particularly real-time queries and long-running services. At the same time, our Open Source contributors have adapted Apache Hadoop to a wide range of deployment environments, including the Cloud."

"Hadoop 3 is a major milestone for the project, and our biggest release ever," said Andrew Wang, Apache Hadoop 3 release manager. "It represents the combined efforts of hundreds of contributors over the five years since Hadoop 2. I'm looking forward to how our users will benefit from new features in the release that improve the efficiency, scalability, and reliability of the platform."

Apache Hadoop 3.0.0 highlights include:
  • HDFS erasure coding —halves the storage cost of HDFS while also improving data durability;
  • YARN Timeline Service v.2 (preview) —improves the scalability, reliability, and usability of the Timeline Service;
  • YARN resource types —enables scheduling of additional resources, such as disks and GPUs, for better integration with machine learning and container workloads;
  • Federation of YARN and HDFS subclusters transparently scales Hadoop to tens of thousands of machines;
  • Opportunistic container execution improves resource utilization and increases task throughput for short-lived containers. In addition to its traditional, central scheduler, YARN also supports distributed scheduling of opportunistic containers; and 
  • Improved capabilities and performance improvements for cloud storage systems such as Amazon S3 (S3Guard), Microsoft Azure Data Lake, and Aliyun Object Storage System.

Hadoop 3.0.0 has already undergone extensive testing and integration with the broader Open Source ecosystem at The Apache Software Foundation. With this release, its community of developers and users promote this release series out of beta.

Apache Hadoop is widely deployed at numerous enterprises and institutions worldwide, such as Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, AOL, Apple, Capital One, Cloudera, Cornell University, eBay, ESA Calvalus satellite mission, Facebook, foursquare, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Hulu, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, The New York Times, Rackspace, Rakuten, SAP, Tencent, Teradata, Tesla Motors, Twitter, Uber, and Yahoo. The project maintains a list of known users at https://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/PoweredBy

"It's tremendous to see this significant progress, from the raw tool of eleven years ago, to the mature software in today's release," said Doug Cutting, original co-creator of Apache Hadoop. "With this milestone, Hadoop better meets the requirements of its growing role in enterprise data systems.  The Open Source community continues to respond to industrial demands."

Apache Hadoop's diverse community enjoys continued growth amongst the ASF's most active projects, and remains at the forefront of more than three dozen Apache Big Data projects.

Apache Hadoop committer history

Apache Hadoop has received countless awards, including top prizes at the Media Guardian Innovation Awards and Duke's Choice Awards, and has been hailed by industry analysts:

"...the lifeblood of organizational analytics…" —Gartner

"Hadoop Is Here To Stay" —Forrester

"...today Hadoop is the only cost-sensible and scalable open source alternative to commercially available Big Data management packages. It also becomes an integral part of almost any commercially available Big Data solution and de-facto industry standard for business intelligence (BI)." —MarketAnalysis.com/Market Research Media

"...commanding half of big data’s $100 billion annual market value...Hadoop is the go-to big data framework." —BigDataWeek.com

"Hadoop, and its associated tools, is currently the 'big beast' of the big data world and the Hadoop environment is undergoing rapid development..." —Bloor Research


"The opportunity to effect meaningful, even fundamental change in the Apache Hadoop project remains open," added Douglas. "Our new contributors uprooted the project from its historical strength in Web-scale analytics by introducing powerful, proven abstractions for data management, security, containerization, and isolation. Apache Hadoop drives innovation in Big Data by growing its community. We hope this latest release continues to draw developers, operators, and users to the ASF."

Catch Apache Hadoop in action at the Strata Data Conference in San Jose, CA, 5-8 March 2018, and at dozens of Hadoop Meetups held around the world.

Availability and Oversight
Apache Hadoop 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 Hadoop, visit http://hadoop.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 680 individual Members and 6,300 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, Target, Union Investment, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", 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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Wednesday December 13, 2017

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

Open Source storage-class memory oriented durable object platform for Java application developers in use across an array of industries that include eCommerce, Financial Services, and Semiconductors, among others.

Forest Hill, MD —13 December 2017— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache® Mnemonic™ 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 Mnemonic is an Open Source Java-based storage-class memory oriented durable object platform for linked objects processing and analytics. Using Apache Mnemonic, objects can also be directly accessed by other computing languages (e.g. C/C++); the durable object model and durable computing model implemented by this library might lead to new cache-less and SerDe-less (Serializer and Deserializer-less) architecture for high-performance applications and frameworks.

"The Mnemonic community continues to explore new ways to significantly improve the performance of real-time Big Data processing/analytics," said Gang "Gary" Wang, Vice President of Apache Mnemonic. "We worked hard to develop both our code and community the Apache Way, and are honored to graduate as an Apache Top-Level Project."

"Apache Mnemonic fills the void of the ability to directly persist on-heap objects, making it beneficial for use in production to accelerate Big Data processing applications at several large organizations," said Henry Saputra, ASF Member and Apache Mnemonic Incubating Mentor. "I am pleased how the community has grown and quickly embraced the Apache Way of software development and making progressive releases. It has been a great experience to be part of this project."

Mnemonic addresses Big Data performance issues that include serialization, caching, computing bottlenecks, and persistency using next-generation, non-volatile memory (NVM) storage media. Apache Mnemonic abstracts system memory, storage-class memory, and even traditional storage as hybrid memory services. Mnemonic’s performance-oriented architecture features include:

  • Unified platform enabling framework;
  • Unique durable object model and computing model;
  • Flexible and extensible focal point for optimization; and 
  • Easy integration with Big Data projects such as Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark

"Apache Mnemonic provides a unified interface for memory management," said Yanhui Zhao, Apache Mnemonic Committer. "It is playing a significant role in reshaping the memory management in current computer architecture along with the developments of large capacity NVMs, making a smooth transition from present mechanical-based storage to flash-based storage with the minimum cost."

"Apache Mnemonic provides intuitive abstractions and APIs to help make non-volatile memory a more natural and integrated part of data system development," said Wes McKinney, Software Architect at Two Sigma Investments and member of the Apache Arrow Project Management Committee.

Apache Mnemonic is in use by many industries, including eCommerce, Financial Services, and Semiconductors, among others.

"Next generation compute platforms will be dominated by technologies like non-volatile memory (NVM). As NVMs proliferate, we will need to revisit the memory access and the computation models," said Debojyoti Dutta, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco, and member of the Apache Metron and Mnemonic Project Management Committees. "Apache Mnemonic fills the gap around an urgent need to unify the memory management for JVM based applications. Given the proliferation of JVM based data intensive platforms, I expect Mnemonic to have a profound impact in leveraging NVMs for data workloads."

"Apache Mnemonic project will help in building memory based storage systems with the modern big memory storages," said Uma Maheswara Rao G, ASF Member, and member of the Apache Incubator and Hadoop Project Management Committees. "One of the key and useful goal is to avoid the serde overheads while storing and accessing durable objects. The Unified interface of Mnemonic allow us to leverage different type of storage services, that allow applications to use storage services transparently."

"Today’s challenge of data processing from different persistence layers is a big rock for application to manipulate easily and quickly, especially in the world of hybrid from on-premises to in the Cloud," said Luke Han, CEO of Kylingence, ASF Member, and Vice President of Apache Kylin. "Apache Mnemonic brings a way simplified such investment for it, which saved a lot of efforts to unify underlying storage options and speed up project implementation very much."

"We invite individuals interested in Apache Mnemonic to join our mailing lists and contribute to the project," added Wang. "We welcome user feedback across deployments of all scales."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Mnemonic 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 Mnemonic, visit http://mnemonic.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheMnemonic

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

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 680 individual Members and 6,300 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 Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, 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, Serenata Flowers, Target, Union Investment, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Success at Apache: What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been

By Jim Jagielski

It is normally during this time of year that people get awful retrospective. We look over the last 12 months and come to terms with what kind of year it has been. We congratulate ourselves on the good and (hopefully) learn from the bad. We basically assess the ending year and start planning, even a little bit, on the one to come.

In general, we reminisce.

I am thinking not about 2017, however, but instead of 1995 and the origins of The Apache Software Foundation. And what a long, strange, and great trip it's been. And how incredibly lucky I've been to be a part of it.

A common saying is that success is mostly about being there at the right place at the right time, and although I'm not sure about the "success" part, it certainly applies to me. At the time I was working at NASA and was starting off a side business as an ISP and Web Hoster, and using the old NCSA web-server. I had created a small reputation for myself as an "expert" on a flavor of UNIX called A/UX, which was Apple's UNIX offering at the time. In addition to being the editor of the FAQ for A/UX, I also ported a bunch of "free software" to that platform and that's how I got started with Apache, providing patches to support A/UX, which is what I used as my web hosting platform. It was really no different than what I did for other software projects at the time.

And then something wonderful happened. I got hooked.

I really, really enjoyed the people I was collaborating with. I wasn't an "outsider" providing patches, I was part of the inner circle. I was a full fledged member of the Apache Group. I started to really understand just how all this really could change the world, and how I could maybe be a small part of it.

As a result, Apache changed my life, literally. Instead of doing software development as a way of "getting my job done" (at NASA, I was a power system engineer, and so I would code modeling and simulation software for spacecraft solar arrays, batteries and orbital mechanics), I starting doing software development as my job, in addition to my hobby. Apache and Open Source became a huge part of my life, and my career changed to focus on Open Source almost primarily, a change that continues to this day.

During this time I've been fortunate enough to work with, and learn from, extremely talented people. Not only related to code, but legal matters, inter-personal skills, presentation skills, etc. I've had opportunities that I never imagined and met people I never would have had expected otherwise. I'm made great friends. I've been mentored by incredibly giving people and have mentored in return. And have seen my mentees become mentors themselves.

Over the years, I've seen Apache grow from a rag-tagged group of people working on a web server to one of the leading Open Source foundations in the world with more than 300 projects under our belt. I've been blessed to serve on the board of the ASF for every single year since we incorporated in 1999, seeing 2nd and now 3rd "generation" Apache Members take on the reins.

The Open Source movement, and especially Apache, have given more to me than I could ever pay back, and that is why I still volunteer and contribute. Of course, to be honest, I still get a kick out of it, and love what I am doing, and continue to enjoy the opportunities and, especially, the people that I get to work with.

But, you see, I'm nothing special. All this is also open and available to you. You too can change the world, and have your world changed in return. We all have talents that can be shared, talents that can be recognized and rewarded. Apache is a family, always looking for new family members. 

So take that first step. Find a project and community you want to a part of. Jump in. Have fun. Grow. Learn. Teach. Live.

But just be prepared to get hooked, and have your life change.


Jim Jagielski is a well known and acknowledged expert and visionary in Open Source, an accomplished coder, and frequent engaging presenter on all things Open, Web and Cloud related. As a developer, he’s made substantial code contributions to just about every core technology behind the Internet and Web and in 2012 was awarded the O’Reilly Open Source Award and in 2015 received the Innovation Luminary Award from the EU. He is likely best known as one of the developers and co-founders of the Apache Software Foundation, where he has previously served as both Chairman and President and where he’s been on the Board Of Directors since day one. Currently he is Vice-Chairman. He's served as President of the Outercurve Foundation and was also a director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Up until recently, he worked at Capital One as a Sr. Director in the Tech Fellows program. He credits his wife Eileen in keeping him sane. 

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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

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Friday December 08, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 December 2017

Hello, Friday! This week the Apache Community has been working on:

Support Apache –Corporate Giving programs often have end-of-year philanthropic goals: if your employer has a Matching Gifts program, please consider adding The Apache Software Foundation to your list of beneficiary organizations to increase your donations and their tax deduction. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 December. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August - October 2017 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield smashing performance at 99.88% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 91 Apache contributors changed 98,334 lines of code over 433 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Attila Doroszlai, Mark Thomas, Antoine Duprat, Wenchen Fan, and Francesco Chicchiriccò.

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a library for client-side HTTP communication.
 - HttpComponents Client 4.5.4 GA released http://hc.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 1.6.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a deep learning framework designed for both efficiency and flexibility.
 - Apache MXNet 1.0.0 released http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/

Apache NiFi™ MiNiFi –a subproject of Apache NiFi (supports powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic).
 - Apache NiFi MiNiFi C++ 0.3.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/minifi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the investigation into the Paradise Papers was made possible using Apache Tika to extract and process document metadata, and Apache Solr to index the documents? http://tika.apache.org/ and http://lucene.apache.org/solr/

 - Did you know that the Apache Mynewt embedded OS is optimized for networking and built for remote management of constrained devices? http://mynewt.apache.org/

 - Did you know that UK's Funding Circle uses Apache Kafka's Streams API to process millions of dollars' worth of financial transactions in real-time with low latency and high performance? http://kafka.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - 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

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

 - 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

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

 - 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 December 01, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 December 2017

We're at the final stretch of the year --happy December! Let's review what we've been up to over the past week:

Support Apache –Adobe, Bloomberg, and Google are among the organizations who match or exceed the contributions made by their employees. If your employer has a Matching Gifts program, please consider adding The Apache Software Foundation to your list of beneficiary organizations. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 December. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August - October 2017 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield happy performance at 99.73% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 98 Apache contributors changed 113,918 lines of code over 340 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jonathan Hurley, Mark Thomas, Jacky Li, Andrew Gaul, and Francesco Chicchiriccò.

Apache CXF™ –an Open Source services framework that helps you build and develop services using frontend programming APIs like JAX-WS and JAX-RS.
 - Apache Apache CXF 3.0.16 and CXF Fediz 1.4.3 and 1.3.3 released with a new security advisory CVE-2017-12631 http://cxf.apache.org/

Apache Directory™ Kerby –a Java Kerberos binding.
 - Apache Directory Kerby 1.1.0 released http://directory.apache.org/kerby/

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.0-alpha-1 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a library for client-side HTTP communication.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 alpha3 released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Impala™ –high performance analytic database for Apache Hadoop in-Cloud or on-premises.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Impala™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/WpqC

Apache jclouds™ –Open Source multi-Cloud toolkit.
 - Apache jclouds 2.0.3 released http://jclouds.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0, based around the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid C++ 1.37.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/
 - [CVE-2017-15701] Apache Qpid Broker-J Denial of Service Vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201711.mbox/%3CCAFEMS4vr8tXkkmRj%2By6g0p3y3r9SqDL8Gf9%2BouhbKjPAsbJ04w%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - [CVE-2017-15702] Apache Qpid Broker-J Authentication Vulnerability on HTTP Ports http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201711.mbox/%3CCAFEMS4s6PnZqKLHKiA9TJFb028JuObc_14%2BsU9Ev4OZojPUJ6A%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5.14 GA released http://struts.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.25, 9.0.2, and Tomcat Native 1.2.16 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries in December? Apache Portable Runtime (APR) (17 yrs); Logging Services (14 yrs);  Cayenne, OFBiz, and Tiles (11 yrs); Synapse (10 yrs); Camel (9 yrs); Axis, OpenWebBeans, and Pivot (8 yrs); Aries (7 yrs); ACE (6 yrs); Flex (5 yrs); Helix (4 yrs); Falcon and Flink (3 yrs); Beam and Eagle (1 yr) -- Many Happy Returns! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that Apache Groovy has been downloaded 40 million times since the beginning of 2017? http://groovy.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Amazon Neptune is fully compatible with Apache TinkerPop? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - 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

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

 - Members of the Apache community will be out in force at Open Source Summit Paris 6-7 December 2017 http://www.opensourcesummit.paris/

 - 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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