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Friday June 16, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 June 2017

Happy Friday from the Apache community! Here's what we've been up to over the past week:

Support Apache –billions of users depend on Apache's free, community-driven software. Every dollar counts.

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

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield savvy performance at 98.54% uptime

Apache Incubator –the entry path for codebases and their communities to become an official part of the ASF.
 - Welcome New Podlings: Livy, Pulsar, and Superset

Apache Ant™ Compress –offers tasks and types for archive and compression formats.
 - Apache Compress Antlib 1.5 released

Apache Arrow™ –a columnar in-memory analytics layer designed to accelerate Big Data.
 - Apache Arrow 0.4.1 released

Apache Commons™ FileUpload –parses HTTP requests which conform to RFC 1867, "Form-based File Upload in HTML".
 - Apache Commons FileUpload 1.3.3 released

Apache Commons™ Lang –provides helper utilities for the java.lang API, notably String manipulation methods, basic numerical methods, object reflection, concurrency, creation and serialization and System properties.
 - Apache Commons Lang 3.6 released

Apache Directory™ DS –an extensible and embeddable directory server entirely written in Java, which has been certified LDAPv3 compatible by the Open Group.
 - ApacheDS 2.0.0-M24 released

Apache Fluo (incubating) –adds distributed transactions to Apache Accumulo, and provides an observer/notification framework to allow users to incrementally update large data sets stored in Accumulo.
 - Apache Fluo 1.1.0-incubating released

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

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 2.15.3 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.2 and 1.7.1 released

Apache Kudu™ –an Open Source storage engine for structured data that supports low-latency random access together with efficient analytical access patterns.
 - Apache Kudu 1.4.0 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.7.4 and 1.3.0 released
 - Apache NiFi CVE-2017-7667 and CVE-2017-7665

Apache Portable Runtime™ –provides cross-platform APIs that relieve developers of the need to deal with platform differences.
 - Apache Portable Runtime and Utilities 1.6 released

Apache Sling™ –a Web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to store and manage content. 
 - Apache Sling 9 released

Apache Zeppelin™ –a collaborative data analytics and visualization tool for distributed, general-purpose data processing system such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, etc.
 - Apache Zeppelin 0.7.2 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Symphony communications and messaging platform uses Apache Cassandra, HBase, Kafka, Solr, Tomcat, and the Apache License?

 - Did you know that the Apache Drill distributed SQL engine brings flexibility and agility to data lakes across the Hadoop ecosystem?

 - Did you know that we have 10 project birthdays this month? Happy Apache Anniversary to SpamAssassin (13 yrs); Santuario (12 yrs); Commons and Wicket (10 yrs); Sling (8 yrs); Karaf (7 yrs); Flume and VCL (5 yrs); Mesos (4 yrs); and Twill (1 year) --many happy returns to all!

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

 - Check out the Apache Community Development blog

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

 - Apache ActiveMQ Call For Logo

 - 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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