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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 http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/cEUm

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 http://status.apache.org/

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 4.9.3.0 (LTS) released http://cloudstack.apache.org/

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 http://cxf.apache.org/

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 http://directory.apache.org/studio/

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 http://hc.apache.org/

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 https://impala.incubator.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 1.6.5 and 1.7.7, and Jackrabbit 2.1, 2.14.3 and 2.15.16 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed streaming platform.
 - Apache Kafka 0.11.0.1 released http://kafka.apache.org/

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 http://kudu.apache.org/

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a flexible and efficient library for deep learning.
 - Apache MXNet (incubating) 0.11.0 released http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Mynewt a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 - Apache Mynewt 1.2.0 released http://mynewt.apache.org/

Apache Struts™ –Open Source framework for creating Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts Statement on Equifax Security Breach https://s.apache.org/8thB
 - MEDIA ALERT: The Apache Software Foundation Confirms Equifax Data Breach Due to Failure to Install Patches Provided for Apache® Struts™ Exploit https://s.apache.org/7bip

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

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that new features in Apache Mynewt include Bluetooth Mesh and LORA support? http://mynewt.apache.org/

 - 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? http://mesos.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Twitter uses Apache Kafka, Storm, Hadoop, and Cassandra to handle 5 billion sessions a day in real time? http://kafka.apache.org/ http://storm.apache.org/ http://hadoop.apache.org/ http://cassandra.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/PMvk4) 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 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (re-tweets/shares/likes most 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/

 - 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

 - TomcatCon will be held 25 September in London https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomcatcon-london-2017-tickets-36683639754

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

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

 - 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 https://osseu17.sched.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 is available at 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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