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Friday May 18, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 18 May 2018

Hey, Friday: we've had a productive week in ApacheLand! Let's take a look at our achievements:

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin 11-14 June/Berlin --register for FOSS Backstage and you're in! https://foss-backstage.de/
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Agenda, Keynotes, and Sponsors for ApacheCon™ North America 2018 https://s.apache.org/jNcd

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield clicking performance at 99.80% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 521 Apache contributors changed 916,566 lines of code over 3,115 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Zhang Duo, Gary Gregory, Daniel Sun, Mark Thomas, and Hervé Boutemy.

Apache Accumulo™ –a sorted, distributed key/value store that provides robust, scalable data storage and retrieval.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.9.1 released http://accumulo.apache.org

Apache Apache Daffodil (incubating) –an implementation of the Data Format Description Language (DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.
 - Apache Daffodil (incubating) 2.1.0 released https://daffodil.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 2.17.3 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.3 and 1.9.1 released https://jackrabbit.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 7.0.88 released http://tomcat.apache.org/
 - CVE-2018-8014 Insecure defaults for CORS filter http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201805.mbox/%3Ccb3c84a5-b3e7-2bfa-ba56-b97ecd934634%40apache.org%3E

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that CERN uses Apache Hadoop, Avro, and Parquet to process and store 12.3 PB of data per month? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category

 - Did you know that Salesforce, Twitter, and Yahoo use Apache BookKeeper to store streaming data? http://bookkeeper.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Cordova is a popular hybrid mobile application development framework? https://cordova.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - 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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Thursday May 17, 2018

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Agenda, Keynotes, and Sponsors for ApacheCon™ North America 2018

Community-driven conference series to gather dozens of Apache projects and their communities in Montréal to share and learn about the latest Open Source innovations in Big Data, Cloud, Finance, IoT, Machine Learning, Search, Servers, and more in a collaborative, vendor-neutral environment

Wakefield, MA —17 May 2018— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the program for its official conference series, ApacheCon™, taking place 24-27 September 2018 in Montréal, Canada.

ApacheCon showcases the latest breakthroughs from ubiquitous Apache projects and upcoming innovations in the Apache Incubator, as well as Open Source development and leading community-driven projects "The Apache Way".

"The Apache Software Foundation continues to lead in community-driven development that accelerates innovation across the Open Source ecosystem," said Rich Bowen, Vice President of Conferences at the ASF. "ApacheCon delivers state-of-the-art content, directly from Apache project developer and user communities."

Over the past 19 years, ApacheCon has drawn attendees from more than 60 countries to learn about core Open Source technologies independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches. 

Topics include Big Data, Cloud, Community, Finance, Graphs, HTTP Server, IoT, Machine Learning, Messaging, NoSQL, Programming, Search, Security, Streaming, and more.

Dedicated Apache project tracks/co-located events include Apache Spark and Scala half-day workshop with IBM; CloudStack Collaboration Conference, TomcatCon, and Geospatial Track, organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

Sessions and Speakers
More than 100 presentations on dozens of popular Apache projects, including Avro, Beam, CouchDB, Drill, Fineract, Groovy, Hadoop, HAWQ, HBase, Hive, HTTP Server, Kafka, Karaf, Lucene, MyNewt, NetBeans, OpenNLP, ORC, Parquet, Phoenix, Ranger, RocketMQ, Solr, Spark, Struts, Unomi, YARN, and Zeppelin.

Featured projects undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include Druid, Dubbo, Gobblin, Hivemall, MXNet, OpenWhisk, PLC4X, Pulsar, S2Graph, and Traffic Control.

The complete schedule is available at https://apachecon.com/acna18/

Keynotes

Tuesday, 25 September

  • Cliff Schmidt, Apache Member, former ASF Board member, and Literacy Bridge founder on how Amplio uses technology to educate and improve the quality of life of people living in very difficult parts of the world.

  • Myrle Krantz, Apache Member and Vice President Apache Fineract, on how Open Source banking is helping the global fight against poverty.

Wednesday, 26 September

  • Bridget Kromhout, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, on the really hard problem in software: the people.

  • Euan McLeod, ‎VP VIPER at ‎Comcast, on the many ways that Apache software delivers your favorite shows to your living room.

Events and Activities
ApacheCon will also feature popular sessions that include Lightning Talks, BarCampApache, Hackathon, PGP key signing, and ample networking opportunities with Apache projects and their communities.

Sponsors
ApacheCon is made possible by Platinum Sponsors Comcast and IBM; Gold Sponsor Amazon; Silver Sponsors Linode and Red Hat; and Bronze Sponsor ShapeBlue, who join Apache event sponsors CloudOps, Dito, GridGain, and Talener. Sponsorship opportunities are available for ApacheCon, as well as Apache Roadshow Berlin and Washington DC: contact help@apachecon.com for further details.

Venue
ApacheCon North America 2018 will be held at the Montréal Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montréal, Canada. ApacheCon has secured room blocks with special rates for sleeping rooms ($225 CAD per night, including WiFi) available through 24 August.

Registration
Registration for ApacheCon is open. Early registration incentives include savings of $225 off the general rate of $800 through 21 July, as well as special discounts for Apache Committers. 

Members of the media and analyst community who would like to reserve a complimentary press pass to ApacheCon should contact Sally Khudairi at press@apache.org.

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 2000 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore ”Tomorrow’s Technology Today” across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon .

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 680 individual Members and 6,500 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Union Investment, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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Friday May 11, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 May 2018

And Friday is back! Let's review our weekly activities...

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Dip into the Apache Way by Nick Couchman https://s.apache.org/HpyO

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin 11-14 June/Berlin is coming up --register for FOSS Backstage and you're in! https://foss-backstage.de/
 - Schedule announced and Registration open for ApacheCon North America 24-27 September/Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - Save the date: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair 8 October/Fairfax, VA

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield fab performance at 99.72% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 569 Apache contributors changed 1,020,795 lines of code over 3,502 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Zhang Duo, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, James Taylor, York Shen, and Jonathan Hung.

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.0-rc-2 released http://groovy.apache.org

Apache Impala™ –a high-performance distributed SQL engine.
 - Apache Impala 3.0.0 released https://impala.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 2.12.9 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Johnzon™ –a Java library for parsing and creating JSON.
 - Apache Johnzon-1.0.1 released https://johnzon.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 0.32.0 released http://qpid.apache.org

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies. 
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.52, 8.5.31 and 9.0.8 released http://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the 20 new Top-Level Projects graduated from the Apache Incubator? http://incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Mynewt is an embedded OS for IoT devices? http://mynewt.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' E-licensing System is powered by Apache Wicket? http://wicket.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at https://youtu.be/Fqk_rlKiVIs

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - 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 May 04, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 4 May 2018

It's time for our weekly review of the Apache community's activities. Here we go, and "May the 4th" be with you!

The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 51 New Members https://s.apache.org/ysxx

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Join us at Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin 11-14 June/Berlin --register for FOSS Backstage and you're in! https://foss-backstage.de/
 - Schedule announced and Registration open for ApacheCon North America 24-27 September/Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - Save the date: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair 8 October/Fairfax, VA

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield polished performance at 99.50% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 515 Apache contributors changed 1,230,970 lines of code over 3,430 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jan van Doorn, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Peng Hui Jiang, James Taylor, and Mark Thomas.

Apache Calcite™ Avatica Go –a framework for building database drivers that defines a wire API and serialization mechanism for clients to communicate with a server as a proxy to a database.
 - Apache Calcite Avatica Go 3.0.0 released https://calcite.apache.org/

Apache Impala™ –a high-performance distributed SQL engine.
 - Apache Impala 2.12.0 released https://impala.apache.org/

Apache HBase™ –the Hadoop database, a distributed, scalable, Big Data store.
 - Apache HBase 2.0.0 released https://hbase.apache.org/

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-1.2 specification (JavaEE 7).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans 1.7.5 and 2.0.5 released http://openwebbeans.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating their anniversaries this month? Apache Forrest and Geronimo (14 years); Apache Tomcat (13 years); Apache OpenJPA, POI, TomEE, and Turbine (11 years); Apache Libcloud (7 years); Apache Giraph, Hama, and ManifoldCF (6 years); Apache Phoenix (4 years); Apache Whimsy (3 years); Apache Bahir, TinkerPop, and Zeppelin (2 years); and Apache SystemML (1 year) --many happy returns!

 - Did you know that Apache Drill lets you run SQL queries directly against Amazon S3 data? http://drill.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the apache.org domain receives 35M collective page views per week? http://apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at https://youtu.be/Fqk_rlKiVIs

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - 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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Wednesday May 02, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 51 New Members

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) welcomes the following new Members who were elected during the annual ASF Members' Meeting on 20-22 March 2018:

Anthony Baker, Bryan Bende, Steve Blackmon, Karsten Braeckelmann, Mark Bretl, Jesús Camacho Rodríguez, Jason Dai, Wido den Hollander, Deepak Dixit, Jonathan Eagles, Stefan Eissing, Deron Eriksson, Joey Frazee, Fabian Hueske, Furkan Kamaci, Holden Karau, Bruno P. Kinoshita, John Kinsella, Woonsan Ko, Andy Konwinski, Myrle Krantz, Kihwal Lee, Peter Linnell, Ted Liu, Piergiorgio Lucidi, Wes McKinney, Ismaël Mejía, Kevin Monroe, Philippe Mouawad, Robert Muir, Luis Filipe Nassif, Michael Osipov, Philipp Ottlinger, Patrick O'Leary, Javen O'Neal, Andrew Palumbo, George Percival, Mark Radcliffe, Matthias Seidel, Koji Sekiguchi, Madhav Sharan, David Smiley, Misty Stanley-Jones, Imesha Sudasingha, Kellen Sunderland, Coty Sutherland, Maxim Valyanskiy, Michael Wall, Dawid Weiss, Josh Wills, and Yann Ylavic.

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

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

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

This election brings the total number of ASF Members to 731 today. Individuals elected as ASF Members legally serve as the "shareholders" of the Foundation https://www.apache.org/foundation/governance/members.html
For more information on how the ASF works, visit http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html and Apache Is Open https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/apache-is-open

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Friday April 27, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 April 2018

Farewell, April. Let's review what the Apache community has accomplished this past week:

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Join us at Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin 11-14 June/Berlin --register for FOSS Backstage and you're in! https://foss-backstage.de/
 - Registration open for ApacheCon North America 24-27 September/Montreal (schedule coming soon) http://apachecon.com/
 - Final call for Travel Assistance applications for ApacheCon/Montreal --ends 1 May https://www.apache.org/travel/
 - Save the date: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair 8 October/Fairfax, VA

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

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 514 Apache contributors changed 856,181 lines of code over 2,887 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Stephen Mallette, Matthieu Baechler, Duo Zhang, Alexey Goncharuk, and Bao Liu.

Apache Accumulo™ –a sorted, distributed key/value store that provides robust, scalable data storage and retrieval.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.9.0 released https://accumulo.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 1.9.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Open Climate Workbench™ –a comprehensive suite of algorithms, libraries, and interfaces designed to standardize and streamline the process of interacting with large quantities of observational data and conducting regional climate model evaluations.
 - Apache Open Climate Workbench 1.3.0 released http://climate.apache.org/

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 1.8.14 released http://pdfbox.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 0.27.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.18 released http://tika.apache.org/
 - [CVE-2018-1338] DoS (Infinite Loop) Vulnerability in Apache Tika's BPGParser http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3CCAC1dCwW1WG339h%3DfqMzjG4p0VdeoOe3q5qKM%3DQ7KUQPuLzS1RA%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - [CVE-2018-1339] DoS (Infinite Loop) Vulnerability in Apache Tika's ChmParser http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3CCAC1dCwVvwLpJMi%2B-YYx%3Du_9YxZnMpd729Hy%3DB%2BBADXaCEpWceQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - [CVE-2018-1335] Command Injection Vulnerability in Apache Tika's tika-server module http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3CCAC1dCwVhrPRyFJMS5BbY02%2B495CUODrAzndqZkvKacJnXUSm%2Bw%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - CVE-2017-15691: Apache UIMA XML external entity expansion (XXE) attack exposure http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3Cfac969e1-6a15-186a-d49c-338c58a0b37e%40apache.org%3E


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Audi has adopted Apache Kafka as the data streaming backbone for all Audi vehicles? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Brazilian Air Force's Air Navigation Management Center is powered by Apache Wicket? http://wicket.apache.org/

 - Did you know that over the past 12 months 3,255 Apache Committers changed 71,186,324 lines of code over 225,500 commits? https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the-apache-software-foundation-celebrates

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at https://youtu.be/Fqk_rlKiVIs

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - 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 April 20, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 April 2018

Happy Friday! Activities from the Apache community over the past week include:

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

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Join us at Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin 11-14 June/Berlin --register for FOSS Backstage and you're in! https://foss-backstage.de/
 - Registration open for ApacheCon North America 24-27 September/Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted through 1 May for ApacheCon/Montreal https://www.apache.org/travel/
 - Save the date: Apache Roadshow and Job Fair 8 October/Fairfax, VA!

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield smashing kicking performance at 99.89% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 577 Apache contributors changed 1,100,555 lines of code over 3,508 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: James Taylor, Steve Gill, Sean Busbey, Karl Wright, and Matteo Merli.

Apache Fineract™ –an Open Source system for core banking as a platform.
 - Apache Fineract 1.1.0 released http://fineract.apache.org/

Apache Jena™ –a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data applications in Java.
 - Apache Jena 3.7.0 released http://jena.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 2.14.5 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Oozie™ –Open Source workflow scheduler for Apache Hadoop used to build complex Big Data transformations.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Oozie(TM) v5.0.0 https://s.apache.org/FLXS

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.3 released http://openmeetings.apache.org

Apache Subversion™ –leading Open Source version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.10.0 released https://subversion.apache.org/
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Subversion® v1.10.0 https://s.apache.org/ICsR

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies. 
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.86 and 8.0.51 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Apache Traffic Server™ –a high performance, scalable HTTP Intermediary and proxy cache.
 - Apache Traffic Server v7.1.3 released https://trafficserver.apache.org/

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework.
 - CVE-2018-1325 - Wicket jQuery UI: XSS while displaying value in WYSIWYG editor http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3CCAJmbs8gYjfWKXJC1QtZoYQAvcxrSSFBXWpogJQ6LQfTBR4eTxQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Netflix processes 3 trillion events each day using Apache Flink? http://flink.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can run Apache HBase on YARN via Slider HBase App Package? http://hbase.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can use familiar BI tools with Apache Drill even when working with Big Data? http://drill.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at https://youtu.be/Fqk_rlKiVIs

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - 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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Wednesday April 18, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Oozie(TM) v5.0.0

Open Source workflow scheduler for Apache Hadoop used to build complex Big Data transformations.

Wakefield, MA —18 April 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® OozieTM v5.0.0, the workflow scheduler for Apache Hadoop.

Apache Oozie is a scalable, reliable, and extensible Java Web application used for job workflow scheduling and operational services management within an Apache Hadoop cluster. Integrated with the Hadoop stack, Oozie supports jobs for Apache projects such as Spark, Hive, MapReduce, Pig, and Sqoop, and can also schedule system-specific jobs, such as Java programs and shell scripts. The project entered the Apache Incubator in 2011, and graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project in 2012.

"Apache Oozie 5's flagship feature, Oozie on YARN, started off as a 1 day hackathon project almost 4 years ago, and it's great to see that the Oozie community has taken it on and made it ready for everyone to use," said Robert Kanter, Vice President of Apache Oozie. "It's a big change to Oozie's architecture, and I think our users are going to be very happy with the benefits it brings."

Apache Oozie allows cluster administrators to build complex Big Data transformations out of multiple component tasks. This provides greater control over jobs and also makes it easier to repeat those jobs at predetermined intervals. 

Oozie combines multiple jobs sequentially into one logical unit of work through 1) Oozie Workflow jobs -- Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs) of actions; and 2) Oozie Coordinator jobs -- recurrent Oozie Workflow jobs triggered by time (frequency) and data availability. Apache Oozie 5.0.0 includes new features, bug fixes and minor improvements that include:
  • moved launcher from MapReduce mapper to YARN ApplicationMaster;
  • switched from Tomcat 6 to embedded Jetty 9;
  • updated third party libraries;
  • completely rewritten workflow graph generator;
  • JDK 8 support;
  • deprecated Instrumentation in favor of Metrics;
  • added indexes to speed up DB queries; and 
  • fixed CVE-2017-15712

The full list of new features can be found in the project release notes at https://oozie.apache.org/docs/5.0.0/release-log.txt

"Oozie 5 is a major milestone for the project," said Andras Piros, Apache Oozie committer and Apache Oozie v5.0 Release Manager. "We are proud to provide all the new functionality to big data administrators, data engineers, and data scientists who can leverage a faster, more streamlined, and more secure workflow orchestrator. Features like Oozie on YARN, Jetty 9 support, and ecosystem revamp enable Apache Hadoop users to create and schedule Hadoop jobs in an efficient and modern way not seen before."

"Oozie has long been a staple of a productive Apache Hadoop deployment, playing an important role in orchestrating the rest of the ecosystem. Oozie 5 represents the next step in where Oozie is headed," added Kanter. "The Apache Oozie community has already got some great features in the works for our next release. We welcome anyone who wants to contribute to join us in making Oozie the best it can be."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Oozie 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 Oozie, visit http://oozie.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 6,500 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, 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", "Oozie", "Apache Oozie", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Monday April 16, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Subversion® v1.10.0

Open Source version control system ranked among leaders in $970MM+ market

Wakefield, MA —16 April 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® Subversion® v1.10.0, the popular centralized software version control system.

With Apache Subversion, files and directories can be edited, copied, deleted, merged, and tagged, with each such operation leaving a permanent entry in the version control system's history record. Files can be locked for exclusive access. The system supports a command-line interface and several third-party graphical interfaces, and can also be scripted in Python, Perl, Ruby, or Java. Subversion is very portable and runs on virtually all general-purpose operating systems in use today. The software versioning and revision control system initiated in 2000, entered the Apache Incubator in 2009, and graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project in 2010.

"Dealing with merge conflicts is one of the most complicated aspects of version control. While merge conflicts in a text file are usually best resolved by editing the file directly, merge conflicts can also occur when the directory tree structure of a project is changed. Resolving such structural conflicts requires users to manipulate entire collections of files and directories at once, which is time-consuming and error-prone," said Stefan Sperling, Vice President of Apache Subversion. "With Subversion 1.10, structural conflicts can now be resolved with support from a built-in interactive conflict resolver which automates conflict resolution tasks users had to perform manually in the past. This is a major usability improvement and saves users who do a lot of merging a significant amount of time."

Apache Subversion 1.10 is the result of more than three years’ development effort, and features:
  • Numerous bug fixes
  • Improved path-based authorization
  • New interactive conflict resolver
  • LZ4 compression support over the wire and backend storage
  • Shelving (experimental)

The full list of new features can be found in the project release notes at https://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.10.html

In its new "Version Control Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis" report, Future Market Insights estimates that the version control systems market will exhibit 11.5% CAGR and reach US$971.8MM by 2027. Apache Subversion has been ranked in the "Market Leader" quadrant in G2 Crowd’s "Best Version Control Systems" for 2018. Time tracking and productivity tool producer Time Doctor recommends, "if you want to have a single master source tree that is being worked on by a small core development group, SVN should be the first system you try as it’s reliable and tailored for that."

Millions of users worldwide rely on Apache Subversion (SVN) to safely and easily manage version control across an array of applications.

"As a large Open Source project with many moving parts, and many connections to other projects, the FreeBSD operating system depends on Apache Subversion to be its single source of truth for all version control operations," said members of the FreeBSD Core team. "Subversion has proved to be a reliable, stable, and overall usable system for the project for many years and we appreciate the high quality of the work done in designing and maintaining SVN."  

"Apache Subversion is a reliable and robust centralized version control system that is well suited for enterprises," said Michael Diers, Technical Director of elego Software Solutions GmbH. "Over the years, we have had very little problems with Subversion deployments that we setup and maintain for our customers. Its development community is very competent, friendly and welcoming."

"One of the usually overlooked advantages of Apache Subversion is that it works natively on all modern platforms, including Windows," said Ivan Zhakov, Technical Director of VisualSVN Software Ltd. "Subversion is based on Apache Portable Runtime and does not impose dependencies on Cygwin or its replacements. Nowadays, this advantage is of extreme importance for enterprise users who work in heterogeneous environment in the vast majority of cases."

"Assembla customers rely on Apache Subversion to build leading edge technologies and products in a secure and scalable environment," said Jacek Materna, Assembla CTO. "With more than 4,000 Assembla users running SVN, we are excited to have contributed directly to Apache Subversion 1.10.0 and the improved performance and key features it will bring. LZ4 Compression, improved path-based authorization and shelving are just a few of the updates that represent significant innovation for SVN."

"Over 18 years of its development, Subversion has grown into a very mature and solid version control package supported by a friendly and healthy Open Source project community with long-term productivity and success," added Sperling. "Subversion's community and wider ecosystem is an exemplary example of how the collaborative Open Source development model can work to the benefit of its users, its developers, and its sponsors."

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

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Subversion", "Apache Subversion", 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 April 13, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 13 April 2018

Hello, Friday. Let's look back on our Apache activities over the past week:

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Am I there yet? A n00b's perspective by Charles Givre https://s.apache.org/QyEK

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 April. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Three official Apache events will be taking place this year: 1) Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin (join us at FOSS Backstage); 2) ApacheCon North America/Montreal (Registration now open!); and 3) Apache Roadshow and Job Fair/Fairfax http://apachecon.com/
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted through 1 May for ApacheCon/Montreal https://www.apache.org/travel/

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

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 519 Apache contributors changed 1,000,559 lines of code over 3,088 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Karl Heinz Marbaise, Duo Zhang, Matt Sicker, Claus Ibsen, and Jeremy Mitchell.

Apache Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Oltu retired http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3CCD6C954D-F93A-473E-9B2F-60C05231D532%40apache.org%3E

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads.
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.6.2 released https://bookkeeper.apache.org/

Apache Geode™ –a Big Data management platform that provides a database-like consistency model, reliable transaction processing and a shared-nothing architecture to maintain very low latency performance with high concurrency processing.
 - Apache Geode 1.5.0 released http://geode.apache.org/

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-faceted programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.0-rc-1 released https://groovy.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 2.17.2 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ Solr –an Open Source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library.
 - CVE-2018-1308: XXE attack through Apache Solr's DIH's dataConfig request parameter http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3C000001d3cf68%245ac69af0%241053d0d0%24%40apache.org%3E

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute Big Data.
- Apache NiFi 1.6.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Apache Subversion™ –leading Open Source version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.10.0-rc2 released https://subversion.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies. 
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.30 and 9.0.7 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Tinkerpop has two new pieces of documentation: 1) Collections Recipe, and 2) Gremlin's Anatomy Tutorial? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Huawei uses Apache Flink for its Cloud Stream Service? http://flink.apache.org/

 - Did you know that cron expressions generator Cron Maker webapp is powered by Apache Wicket? http://wicket.apache.org

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at https://youtu.be/Fqk_rlKiVIs

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - 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 April 06, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 April 2018

Here comes April with quite a few Apache activities:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 April. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Three official Apache events will be taking place this year: 1) Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin; 2) ApacheCon North America/Montreal; and 3) Apache Roadshow and Job Far/Fairfax http://apachecon.com/
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal https://www.apache.org/travel/

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

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 528 Apache contributors changed 1,006,554 lines of code over 3,263 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Carlos Sanchez Gonzalez, Daniel Sun, Paul King, Karl Heinz Marbaise, and Matt Sicker.

Apache FreeMarker™ –a template engine: a Java library to generate text output (HTML web pages, e-mails, configuration files, source code, etc.) based on templates and changing data.
 - Apache FreeMarker 2.3.28 released https://freemarker.apache.org/

Apache Hive™ –Big Data warehouse software that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2018-1315 'COPY FROM FTP' statement in HPL/SQL can write to arbitrary location if the FTP server is compromised http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3CCABDpyChQXi-JSh%3DbytOLsdq7o%2BeSst6hU_s8RN4jQoPzLR2vLQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2018-1282 JDBC driver is susceptible to SQL injection attack if the input parameters are not properly cleaned http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3CCABDpyCjSKaT9bVNajr0L52b_abuxHL0xWLB%3D5%2B%2BytUzD_JyCRg%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2018-1284: Hive UDF series UDFXPathXXXX allow users to pass carefully crafted XML to access arbitrary files http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201804.mbox/%3CCABDpyChmEOPSBAxb%2BipyGVfhuS4Zq%2Bw0CFn-EANy%2B_TD0o-8%2Bw%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 1.4.21 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ Solr™ –an Open Source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library. 
 - Reference Guide for Solr 7.3 released https://lucene.apache.org/solr/guide/7_3

Apache Qpid™ –a cross-platform messaging solution that implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol.
- Apache Qpid C++ 1.38.0, Qpid Proton 0.22.0, Qpid Broker-J 7.0.3, and Apache Qpid for Java 6.1.6 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache ServiceComb (incubating) –a Restful based service-registry that provides micro-services discovery and micro-service management.
 - Apache Service-Center (incubating) 0.1.0, 1.0.0-m1 and Apache ServiceComb Java-Chassis (incubating) version 1.0.0-m1 released http://servicecomb.incubator.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? CXF (10 yrs); Avro, HBase, Mahout, Nutch, Tika, and Traffic Server (8 yrs); Creadur and Jena (6 yrs); DeltaSpike (5 yrs); ORC and Parquet (3 yrs); Apex, AsterixDB, and Johnzon (2 yrs); and CarbonData, Fineract, and Metron (1 yr) --many happy returns! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that Microsoft Azure's CosmosDB supports Apache Tinkerpop's graph traversal language? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache NetBeans Day UK will take place 2 April 2018? https://jaxenter.com/netbeans/apache-netbeans-day-uk-2018

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache®Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at https://youtu.be/Fqk_rlKiVIs

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair - 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - 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 March 30, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 March 2018

Let's bid March farewell with a look back at the many Apache activities over the past week:

But first: cake and party favors!
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q
 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/
 - A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at https://youtu.be/Fqk_rlKiVIs

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 April. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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

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

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 519 Apache contributors changed 897,504 lines of code over 3,230 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Hanisha Koneru, Carlos Sanchez Gonzalez, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Till Rohrmann, and Tellier Benoit.

Apache Accumulo™ –a sorted, distributed key/value store that provides robust, scalable data storage and retrieval. 
 - Apache Accumulo 1.7.4 released https://accumulo.apache.org/

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 - Apache Ant 1.9.11 and 1.10.3 http://ant.apache.org/

Apache Any23™ –Anything To Triples is a library, a web service and a command line tool that extracts structured data in RDF format from a variety of Web documents.
 - Apache Any23 2.2 released http://any23.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Text –Open Source software library provides a host of algorithms focused on working with strings and blocks of text.
 - Apache Commons Text 1.3 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.15 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world's most popular Web server software.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.33 released http://httpd.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak – 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 1.0.42 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka 1.1.0 released http://kafka.apache.org/

Apache Kudu™ –an Open Source storage engine for structured data that supports low-latency random access together with efficient analytical access patterns.
 - Apache Kudu 1.7.0 released https://kudu.apache.org/

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.3.1 released https://kylin.apache.org/

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.9 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ JMS –AMQP enterprise messaging implementation.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.31.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Struts™ –a free Open Source framework for creating Java Web applications.
 - Immediately upgrade commons-fileupload to version 1.3.3 http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201803.mbox/%3CCAMopvkNu%2BMdh%3DXCDQJmKYfjd%3DbdCFkhNXvWbYzvmXuLNw0aYbg%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - A crafted XML request can be used to perform a DoS attack when using the Struts REST plugin http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201803.mbox/%3CCAMopvkNZoHH3qx%2B9brdRdAoZ7zy9w6QPotjohVwqsopGEk%3Dsgw%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that HBaseCon and PhoenixCon will be taking place 18 June in San Jose? Contact the Apache HBase and Phoenix project communities for more information http://hbase.apache.org/ and http://phoenix.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Orange Moldova uses Apache Wicket to Orange Moldova to build its Webapps? http://wicket.apache.org/

 - Did you know that new projects in the Apache Incubator include Druid (Big Data), Dubbo (Java RPC framework), ECharts (charts and data visualization tool), among others? http://incubator.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD

 - 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 March 23, 2018

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

It's time to review our weekly activities! 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.
 - Welcome new ASF Board of Directors http://s.apache.org/Opxf
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 https://s.apache.org/UtBD
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 April. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - ONE WEEK LEFT: CFP for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal http://apachecon.com/
 - Welcome CloudStack Collaboration Conference and Geospatial Track to ApacheCon ...we look forward to seeing your Apache communities there too!
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal https://www.apache.org/travel/

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

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 555 Apache contributors changed 961,293 lines of code over 3,660 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: James Clampffer, Carlos Sanchez Gonzalez, Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, and Hanisha Koneru.

Apache Arrow™ –a cross-language development platform for in-memory data.
 - A Native Go Library for Apache Arrow http://arrow.apache.org/blog/
 - Apache Arrow 0.9.0 released http://arrow.apache.org/

Apache Calcite™ –a framework for writing data management systems.
- Apache Calcite 1.16.0 released https://calcite.apache.org/

Apache Drill™ – a distributed MPP query layer that supports SQL and alternative query languages against NoSQL and Apache Hadoop data storage systems.
 - Apache Drill 1.13.0 released https://drill.apache.org/

Apache HAWQ (incubating) –an advanced enterprise SQL on Apache Hadoop analytic engine.
 - Apache HAWQ 2.3.0.0-incubating released http://hawq.apache.org/

Apache Log4j™ –a well-known framework for logging application behavior.
 - Apache Log4j2 2.11.0 released https://logging.apache.org/log4j/

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework that helps users easily develop high performance and high scalability network applications.
 - Apache MINA 2.0.17 released http://mina.apache.org/

Apache ODE™ –a WS-BPEL 1.1/2.0 compliant Web Services orchestration engine.
 - Apache ODE 1.3.8 released http://ode.apache.org/

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5.16 GA released http://struts.apache.org/

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.11 and 2.0.8 released http://syncope.apache.org/
 - CVE-2018-1321: Remote code execution by administrators with report and template entitlements http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201803.mbox/%3C2412ad22-6e9a-04f4-996f-9f061b678b01%40apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2018-1322: Information disclosure via FIQL and ORDER BY sorting http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201803.mbox/%3Cc4057b57-bfac-7765-2a0a-4e726674ceef%40apache.org%3E

Apache Trafodion™ –a Web-scale SQL-on-Hadoop solution enabling transactional or operational workloads on Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Trafodion 2.2.0 released https://trafodion.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ DUCC –a component framework supporting development, discovery, composition, and deployment of multi-modal analytics tasked with the analysis of unstructured information. Distributed UIMA Cluster Computing.
 - Apache UIMA DUCC 2.2.2 released https://uima.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Netflix run 400 microservices with 33,000 network connections per broker using Apache Kafka? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB run a weekly news series? Catch up today at https://blog.couchdb.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Airflow (incubating) has a podcast series? https://soundcloud.com/the-airflow-podcast/

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday March 22, 2018

Announcing New ASF Board of Directors

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

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


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

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

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

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Saturday March 17, 2018

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

FOUNDATION OPERATIONS SUMMARY

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

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

> President's Statement:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


> Financial Statement:



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

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

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

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

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Report prepared by Sally Khudairi, Vice President Marketing & Publicity, with contributions by Sam Ruby, ASF President; Rich Bowen, Vice President Conferences; Sharan Foga, Vice President Community Development; Chris Mattmann, Vice President Legal Affairs; Mark Thomas, Vice President Brand Management; Greg Stein, ASF Infrastructure Administrator; Tom Pappas, ASF Member and Vice President, Finance & Accounting at Virtual, Inc.; and Kevin McGrail, Vice President Fundraising.

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(c) The Apache Software Foundation 2018.

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