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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:

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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
 - ASF Annual Report for 2017 Fiscal Year

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

Apache CouchDB™ –a database that completely embraces the Web by storing your data with JSON documents.
 - Apache CouchDB 2.1.0 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 1.2.27 released

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar file format supporting nested Big Data.
 - Apache Parquet C++ 1.2.0 released

Apache Pulsar (incubating) –a highly scalable, low latency messaging platform running on commodity hardware.
 - Apache Pulsar 1.19.0-incubating released

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.20.0 and JMS 0.24.0 released

Apache Struts™ –a free Open Source framework for creating Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts: S2-049 Security Bulletin update

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

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
 - CVE-2017-7674 Apache Tomcat Cache Poisoning
 - CVE-2017-7675 Apache Tomcat Security Constraint Bypass

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

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that biotech startup Zymergen uses Apache Airflow (incubating) to orchestrate complex Big Data processing?

 - Did you know that Apache Accumulo is now using impsort-maven-plugin to standardize import order in Java files?

 - Did you know that one of the strengths of Apache MXNet (incubating) is the ability to mix declarative and imperative programming?

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

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 - Presentations from ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data are available; as well as videos and audio recordings
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 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - The CloudStack European User Group will be held 17 August in London

 - Meet members of the Apache Big Data communities at DataWorks/Hadoop Summit 20-21 September in Sydney

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

 - ASF Annual Report

 - 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!

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