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Friday November 10, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 November 2017

And it's Friday already ... time flies when you're as productive as the Apache community! Here's what happened this 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 astute performance at 99.19% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 422 Apache contributors changed 857,635 lines of code over 2,005 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jian He, Mark Thomas, Tilman Hausherr, Svatopluk Dedic, and Carlos Sierra Andrés.

Apache Commons™ Lang –provides helper utilities for the java.lang API, notably String manipulation methods, basic numerical methods, object reflection, concurrency, creation and serialization and System properties.
 - Apache Commons Lang 3.7 released http://commons.apache.org/lang/

Apache CouchDB™ –pioneering Open Source database that scales from Big Data to Mobile.
 - Apache CouchDB 2.1.1 and 1.7.0 released http://couchdb.apache.org/

Apache Freemarker (incubating) –a Java library template engine to generate text output (HTML web pages, e-mails, configuration files, source code, etc.) based on templates and changing data.
 - Apache FreeMarker 2.3.27-incubating released http://freemarker.org/

Apache HttpComponents™ Core –a set of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta1 released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Jena™ –a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data applications in Java.
 - Apache Jena 3.5.0 released http://jena.apache.org/

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.2.0 released https://kylin.apache.org/

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.0 released http://openmeetings.apache.org

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org).
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.18.1 and Qpid JMS 0.27.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.10.2 released http://uima.apache.org

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Community Development (ComDev) issue a monthly blog? Catch up at https://s.apache.org/rE1T

 - Did you know that the Italian Army uses Apache Syncope for identity management? http://syncope.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries in November? Many happy returns to Apache Ant (15 yrs); Apache Labs (11 yrs); Apache HttpComponents (10 yrs); Apache Attic, Buildr, CouchDB, and Qpid (9 yrs); Apache Community Development (8 yrs); Apache OODT and ZooKeeper (7 yrs); Apache Kafka and Syncope (5 yrs); Apache Ambari and Marmotta (4 yrs); Apache BookKeeper, Drill, and MetaModel (3 yrs); Apache Brooklyn, Groovy, Kylin, and REEF (2 yrs); and Apache Geode (1 yr)!


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

 - The ASF will be participating at China Open Source Conference COSCon '17 18-19 November in Shanghai http://www.huodongxing.com/go/coscon17

 - 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/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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