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Friday August 11, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 August 2017

Another great week has zipped by — here's what happened with the Apache community:

Support Apache –whether through individual donations, corporate matching gifts, online shopping, or Sponsorship, your generous contributions provide critical support needed to run for the ASF. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 August. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - ASF Annual Report for 2017 Fiscal Year https://s.apache.org/IDn5

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield hip performance at 91.80% uptime http://status.apache.org/

Apache CouchDB™ –a database that completely embraces the Web by storing your data with JSON documents.
 - Apache CouchDB 2.1.0 released https://couchdb.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 1.2.27 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar file format supporting nested Big Data.
 - Apache Parquet C++ 1.2.0 released http://parquet.apache.org

Apache Pulsar (incubating) –a highly scalable, low latency messaging platform running on commodity hardware.
 - Apache Pulsar 1.19.0-incubating released https://pulsar.incubator.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 0.20.0 and JMS 0.24.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Struts™ –a free Open Source framework for creating Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts: S2-049 Security Bulletin update http://struts.apache.org/docs/s2-049.html

Apache Subversion™ –an Open Source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
 - Apache Subversion 1.8.19 and 1.9.7 released http://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 8.5.20 and 9.0.0.M26 released http://tomcat.apache.org/
 - CVE-2017-7674 Apache Tomcat Cache Poisoning http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201708.mbox/%3C866c61b4-8412-6834-5a1f-05a30c6b2f7b%40apache.org%3E
 - CVE-2017-7675 Apache Tomcat Security Constraint Bypass http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201708.mbox/%3C5019a868-3f92-d96d-6899-c965e04baf03%40apache.org%3E

Apache Velocity™ –well-known in the Java field as a lightweight, easy-to-use templating library for creating dynamic Web sites and performing other text-generation tasks.
 - Apache Velocity Engine 2.0 released http://velocity.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that biotech startup Zymergen uses Apache Airflow (incubating) to orchestrate complex Big Data processing? http://airflow.incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Accumulo is now using impsort-maven-plugin to standardize import order in Java files? https://accumulo.apache.org

 - Did you know that one of the strengths of Apache MXNet (incubating) is the ability to mix declarative and imperative programming? http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk 4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be

 - If you're looking for the ASF on social media, we're @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (follows/re-tweets/shares/likes appreciated!)

 - Presentations from ApacheCon https://s.apache.org/Hli7 and Apache: Big Data https://s.apache.org/tefE are available; as well as videos https://s.apache.org/AE3m and audio recordings https://feathercast.apache.org/
 - Check out the latest Apache Community Development newsletter https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/entry/community-development-news-july-2017

 - 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

 - The CloudStack European User Group will be held 17 August in London https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-35565783215

 - Meet members of the Apache Big Data communities at DataWorks/Hadoop Summit 20-21 September in Sydney https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 24-25 October in San Francisco https://imcsummit.org/

 - ASF Annual Report 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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