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Friday January 06, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 January 2017

Happy New Year! The Apache community kicks off 2017 with the following activities:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 January 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield smashing performance at 99.92% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP OPEN: Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America 16-18 May 2017/Miami
 - 2016/Seville's session recordings continue to be processed and posted at Feathercast

Apache Incubator –projects and communities intending to become fully-fledged projects under the auspices of The Apache Software Foundation do so through the Apache Incubator.
 - Call for Entries --Apache Incubator Logo

Apache Attic –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache DeviceMap retired

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 - Apache Ant 1.9.8 and 1.10.0 released

Apache Commons™ JCS –a distributed, versatile caching system.
 - Apache Commons JCS 2.0 released

Apache Guacamole –a clientless remote desktop gateway that supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH.
 - Apache Guacamole 0.9.10-incubating released

Apache log4net™ –a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets.
 - Apache log4net 2.0.7 released

Apache OpenNLP™ –a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.7.0 released

Apache Tomcat™ –a Web server that is an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - CVE-2016-8745 Apache Tomcat Information Disclosure

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that in 2016 Apache projects comprised 797 Repositories; 205,167 code commits by 3,314 Committers; and 60,327,418 lines changed.

 - Did you know that over the past year, Apache communities sent 2,003,919 emails by 27,940 authors on 1,127 lists with 789,825 topics. Prolific!

 - Did you know that ASF Infrastructure have upgraded and improved

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". First article: Project Independence

 - Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA)

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q2 FY2017

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more!

 - ApacheCon North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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