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Friday November 17, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 November 2017

Happy Friday, everyone! Let's review what the Apache community at-large has been up to 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: 20 December. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield brilliant performance at 99.69% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 180 Apache contributors changed 314,925 lines of code over 965 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Stephen Mallette, Gary Gregory, Dusan Balek,Tilman Hausherr, and Ravindra Pesala.

Apache Bigtop™ –Big Data management platform.
 - Apache Bigtop 1.2.1 released

Apache CXF™ –an Open Source services framework that helps you build and develop services using frontend programming APIs like JAX-WS and JAX-RS.
 - New security advisory CVE-2017-12624 released for Apache CXF

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.6.0-alpha-2 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –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 2.15.8 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.7.11 released

Apache Mnemonic (incubating) –an Open Source Java-based storage-class memory oriented durable object platform for linked objects processing and analytics.
 - Apache Mnemonic-0.10.0-incubating released

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and SQL-based operational analytics for Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Phoenix 4.13 released

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 3.0.0-beta and uimaFIT 2.4.0 released

Apache ZooKeeper™ –a high-performance coordination service for distributed applications.
 - Apache ZooKeeper 3.4.11 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can help test the Apache Struts 2.5.14 test build?

 - Did you know that LinkedIn is leveraging Apache Calcite to provide richer operators in Dali (Data Access at LinkedIn) Views?

 - Did you know that Archemy's ArchNav (extensible ontology-driven search engine and knowledge repository) uses Apache Fortress for security?

Apache Community Notices:

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - "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 8) Meritocracy. 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation 10) All My Roads Led to Apache 11) Scratch Your Own Itch.

 - 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

 - The ASF will be participating at China Open Source Conference COSCon '17 18-19 November in Shanghai

 - 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

 - Meet members of the Apache CloudStack community at the CloudStack European User Group on 21 November in Leipzig

 - New to the Apache Subversion annual hackathon: a meet-and-greet event with the project Committers! Join us on 23 November in Aachen

 - Members of the Apache community will be out in force at Open Source Summit Paris 6-7 December 2017

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018

 - 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!

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

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