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Friday November 03, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 November 2017

Enter November! The Apache community has been working on the following over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 November. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield pert performance at 99.02% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 460 Apache contributors changed 915,743 lines of code over 2,359 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Stephen Mallette, Daniel Templeton, Gary Gregory, Tilman Hausherr, and Paul King.

Apache Any23™ –Anything To Triples is a library, a Web service, and a command line tool that extracts structured data in RDF format from a variety of Web documents.
 - Apache Any23 2.1 https://any23.apache.org

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency data management solutions.
 - Apache Geode 1.3.0 released http://geode.apache.org/

Apache Hive™ –Big Data warehouse that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - CVE-2017-12625 Apache Hive information disclosure vulnerability for column masking http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201710.mbox/%3C3791103E-80D5-4E75-AF23-6F8ED54DDEBE%40apache.org%3E

Apache Ignite™ –in-memory computing platform that is durable, strongly consistent, and highly available with powerful SQL, key-value and processing APIs.
 - Apache Ignite 2.3.0 released https://ignite.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.14.4 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.6 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Juneau™ –Open Source framework for quickly and easily creating Java-based REST microservices and APIs.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Juneau™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/IvJH 

Apache Kafka™ –Open Source enterprise-grade scalable streaming platform.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Kafka® v1.0.0 https://s.apache.org/8jww
 - Apache Kafka 1.0.0 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Solr Reference Guide for Solr 7.1 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/solr/ref-guide/apache-solr-ref-guide-7.1.pdf

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a deep learning framework designed for both efficiency and flexibility.
 - Apache MXNet (incubating) 0.12.0 released http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/

Apache OpenNLP™ –a Machine Learning-based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
 - Language Detector Model 1.8.3 released http://opennlp.apache.org/

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.8 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects. 
 - Apache Yetus 0.6.0 released https://yetus.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can learn about Open Source governance, community leadership, open development, and more from dozens of members of the Apache community at FOSS Backstage Micro-Summit in Berlin on 20 November? https://berlinbuzzwords.de/17/news/foss-backstage-micro-summit-registration-open-now 

 - Did you know that Apache Struts has new documentation? http://struts.apache.org/docs/

 - Did you know that Yelp runs massively parallel integration tests on Apache Mesos with Task Processing? http://mesos.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "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 10) All My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. https://s.apache.org/7Amk

 - 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

 - Apache community members share leadership best practices on Open Source governance, community leadership, open development, and more at FOSS Backstage in Berlin on 20 November 2017 https://berlinbuzzwords.de/17/news/foss-backstage-micro-summit-registration-open-now

 - Meet members of the Apache CloudStack community at the CloudStack European User Group on 21 November in Leipzig https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-38657799519?aff=estw

 - Members of the Apache community will be out in force at Open Source Summit Paris 6-7 December 2017 http://www.opensourcesummit.paris/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/cEUm

 - 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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