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Friday April 21, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 21 April 2017

As we're cranking through April, the Apache community has been working on:

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ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 May 2017. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield swift performance at 99.95% uptime

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow's Technology Today. The latest in Big Data, Cloud, Flex, IoT, Tomcat, and dozens of other leading Apache projects across 200+ sessions, 150+ speakers, 4 subconferences, BarCampApache and more. Register today!
 - PREVIEWS on ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data, exclusively on Feathercast
 - Support your favorite Apache project and community at ApacheCon by becoming an Apache Community and/or BarCamp Sponsor

The Apache Software Foundation Recognizes Apache Innovations Integral to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers Investigation
 - Apache Open Source library, search, and document management tools used in investigating the biggest leak in journalism history.

Apache Commons™ JEXL –a library intended to facilitate the implementation of dynamic and scripting features in applications and frameworks written in Java.
 - Apache Commons JEXL 3.1 released 

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 1.2.25 released

Apache JMeter™ –used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources such as files, Servlets, Perl scripts, Java Objects, Data Bases and Queries, FTP Servers, and more.
 - Apache JMeter 3.2 released

Apache Kudu™ –an Open Source storage engine for structured data which supports low-latency random access together with efficient analytical access patterns.
 - Apache Kudu 1.3.1 released

Apache Log4j™ –provides logging services for Java.
 - CVE-2017-5645: Apache Log4j socket receiver deserialization vulnerability

Apache Mahout™ –scalable machine learning library.
 - Apache Mahout 0.13.0 released

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –an ALv2-licensed implementation of the "Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform" specification which is defined as JSR-299.
 - Apache OpenWebBeans-1.7.3 released

Apache POI™ –Open Source Java library and APIs for various file formats based on Microsoft Office.
 - Apache POI 3.16 released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.3 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.14 released
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M20 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache TinkerPop‏ Gremlin is Turing Complete?

 - Did you know that BarCamp Apache will be held prior to ApacheCon, and, per usual, will be free of charge to participate?

 - Did you know that Walmart Labs uses Apache Storm and Apache Kafka? and

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence 2) All Carrot and No Stick 3) Asynchronous Decision Making 4) Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors

 - Introducing the new Apache Community Newsletter Facebook page and Twitter account . Do friend and follow us.

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q3 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, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!

 - ApacheCon North America + Apache: BigData, CloudStack Collaboration Conference, FlexJS Summit, Apache: IoT, and TomcatCon will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

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