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Friday September 15, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 September 2017

It's finally Friday. We've had quite a busy week, so let's get down to reviewing our work:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 September. Board calendar and minutes
 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield smashing performance at 99.87% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 567 Committers changed 1,517,515 lines of code over 3,632 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jian Hel; Claus Ibsen; Mingmin Xu; Paul J. Davis; and Daniel Sun.

Apache CloudStack™ –an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public and private Cloud environments.
 - Apache CloudStack (LTS) released

Apache CXF™ –an Open Source framework for building and developing services using frontend programming APIs like JAX-WS and JAX-RS.
 - Apache CXF 3.2.0 released

Apache Directory™ Studio –a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS.
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M13 released

Apache HttpComponents™ Core –a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 4.4.7 released

Apache Impala (incubating) –a high-performance C++ and Java SQL query engine for data stored in Apache Hadoop-based clusters.
 - Apache Impala (incubating) 2.10.0 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 1.6.5 and 1.7.7, and Jackrabbit 2.1, 2.14.3 and 2.15.16 released

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed streaming platform.
 - Apache Kafka 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 1.5.0 released

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a flexible and efficient library for deep learning.
 - Apache MXNet (incubating) 0.11.0 released

Apache Mynewt a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 - Apache Mynewt 1.2.0 released

Apache Struts™ –Open Source framework for creating Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts Statement on Equifax Security Breach
 - MEDIA ALERT: The Apache Software Foundation Confirms Equifax Data Breach Due to Failure to Install Patches Provided for Apache® Struts™ Exploit

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.5 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that new features in Apache Mynewt include Bluetooth Mesh and LORA support?

 - Did you know that the world's largest mobile network, China Mobile, orchestrates containers and runs long-running services and various jobs at their on-premises data center using Apache Mesos?

 - Did you know that Twitter uses Apache Kafka, Storm, Hadoop, and Cassandra to handle 5 billion sessions a day in real time?

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 Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors 6) Meritocracy and Me 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community 8) Meritocracy. 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

 - Presentations from ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data are available; as well as videos and audio recordings

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

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - TomcatCon will be held 25 September in London

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

 - The Apache community will be at All Things Open --stop by the ASF booth and say hello! 23-24 October in Raleigh

 - Learn about Apache Atlas, AriaTosca (incubating), Hadoop YARN, Kafka, ManifoldCF, Ranger, Spot (incubating), Thrift, and more at Open Source Summit Europe + ELC Europe 2017 23-26 October in Prague

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

 - ASF Annual Report is available 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!

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