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Friday January 05, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 January 2018

Welcome, 2018! We hope that you have had a festive holiday season and are excited to kick off the new year. Here's what happened over the past week:

Apache in 2017 - By The Digits

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 January. 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 cracking performance at 99.29% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 95 Apache contributors changed 111,245 lines of code over 406 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tellier Benoit, Gary Gregory, Martin Grigorov, Xiao Li, and Francesco Chicchiriccò.

Apache DeltaSpike™ –a suite of portable CDI (Contexts & Dependency Injection) extensions intended to make application development easier when working with CDI and Java EE.
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.8.1

Apache Edgent (incubating) –a stream processing programming model and lightweight micro-kernel style runtime to execute analytics at devices on the edge or at the gateway.
 - Apache Edgent 1.2.0-incubating 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 1.7.14 and Jackrabbit 2.8.7 released

Apache MADlib™ –an Open Source library for scalable in-database analytics. 
 - Apache MADlib v1.13 released

Apache NiFi™ Registry –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi Registry 0.1.0 released

Apache OFBiz™ –an Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications.
 - Apache OFBiz 16.11.04 released

Apache OpenOffice™ –the leading Open Source office document productivity suite.
 - Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that over the past year the top 5 Apache project repositories by commits are, in order: Hadoop, Ambari, Lucene-Solr, Camel, and Ignite?

- Did you know that you can help members of the Apache Community welcome newcomers and mentor them on The Apache Way as a participant in ASF's Community Development (ComDev) project?

- Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month: Cocoon, James, and Web Services (15 years); Lucene (13 years); ActiveMQ (11 years); Hadoop (10 years); River (7 years); Empire-db and Gora (6 years); Oltu and OpenMeetings (5 years); Samza (3 years); Arrow (2 years); and Ranger (1 year)? Many happy returns!

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 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. 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 - 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 back at FOSDEM in Brussels 3-5 February 2018. We'll see you there!

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 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!

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