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Friday June 09, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 June 2017

Another week has passed with the Apache community collaborating in full force:

Support Apache –help sustain your favorite Apache project for less than $14/day. Every dollar counts.
 - new ASF VP Fundraising Kevin McGrail on his goals for the coming year

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 June 2017. Board calendar and minutes

Success at Apache –monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Learning to Build a Stronger Community by John Ament

ApacheCon™ –the official conference of the Apache Software Foundation. Tomorrow's Technology Today.
 - Presentations from ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data
 - Videos of keynotes + presentations and Audio recordings + soundbites from the conference floor

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield skipping performance at 99.96% uptime

Apache Directory™ LDAP API –an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAP API (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0 released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy-2.5.0-beta-1 released

Apache Hadoop™ –the cornerstone of the Big Data ecosystem, from which dozens of Apache Big Data projects and countless industry solutions originate.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Momentum With Apache® Hadoop® v2.8

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.2.6 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 1.2.26 and 1.4.16 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.6.0 and Apache Solr 6.6.0 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - CVE-2017-5664 Apache Tomcat Security Constraint Bypass

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that if it's not at *, it's not from us?

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB was one of the first Apache projects to use git?

 - Did you know that nearly half of businesses' security breaches are due to the Internet Of Things? Apache Spot (incubating) can help!

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" 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 6) Meritocracy and Me 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community

 - The latest Apache Community Newsletter

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page and Twitter account

 - Apache ActiveMQ Call For Logo

 - Join members of the Apache Apex, Beam, Flink, Hadoop, Kafka, Lucene, Solr, and Spark communities at Berlin Buzzwords 11-13 June in Berlin

 - The Apache Phoenix community will be holding PhoenixCon on 13 June in San Francisco

 - Will we be seeing you at HBaseCon 12 June/Mountain View and PhoenixCon 13 June/San Francisco ?

 - Meet members of Apache's Cloud community at Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 13-15 June in Santa Clara; enjoy 20% off registration rates using discount code CFSV17ASF20

 - Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 20-21 June in Amsterdam and 24-25 October in San Francisco

 - 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!

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

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