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Friday February 16, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 February 2018

Happy Friday --let's review what the collective Apache community has been up to:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 February. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal
 - CFP is also open for the Apache Roadshow Europe 13-14 June in Berlin

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield sensational performance at 99.95% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 547 Apache contributors changed 1,185,183 lines of code over 3,568 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Christopher Collins; Duo Zhang, Felix Schumacher, Andrea Cosentino, and Dan Haywood.

Apache CloudStack™ –Open Source enterprise Cloud orchestration platform.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudStack® v4.11

Apache Commons™ Compress –defines an API for working with compression and archive formats.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.16.1 released

Apache Curator™ –a Java/JVM client library for Apache ZooKeeper that includes a high-level API framework and utilities to make using Apache ZooKeeper much easier and more reliable.
 - Apache Curator 4.0.1 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 1.6.9 released

Apache JMeter™ –pure Java application for load and functional testing.
 - Apache JMeter 4.0 released
 - CVE-2018-1297: Apache JMeter uses an unsecure RMI connection in Distributed mode
 - CVE-2018-1287: Apache JMeter binds RMI server to wildcard in distributed mode (based on RMI)

Apache JSPWiki™ –a feature-rich and extensible WikiWiki engine built around the standard JEE components (Java, servlets, JSP).
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.10.3 released

Apache Oozie™ – a workflow scheduler system to manage Apache Hadoop jobs.
 - Apache Oozie 4.3.1 released
 - CVE-2017-15712: Apache Oozie Server vulnerability

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and operational analytics for Apache Hadoop by providing a relational database layer leveraging Apache HBase as its backing store. 
 - Apache Phoenix 5.0.0-alpha released

Apache Qpid™ –AMQP enterprise messaging implementation.
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 0.8.1 released
 - CVE-2017-15699: Apache Qpid Dispatch Router Denial of Service Vulnerability when specially crafted frame is sent to the Router

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
- Apache Tomcat 7.0.85, 8.0.50, 8.5.28, and 9.0.5 released

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework that powers thousands of web applications and Web sites for governments, stores, universities, cities, banks, email providers, and more.
 - Apache Wicket 7.10.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that over the past decade, the ASF's Travel Assistance Committee has provided travel support to enable dozens of individuals across the globe to attend ApacheCon?

 - Did you know that the CFP for our Apache Roadshow Europe's host event, FOSS Backstage, closes on 18 February?

 - Did you know that members of the Apache Big Data community will be on the "SMACK 2.0: Emerging Data Pipelines" panel at Index Developer Conference 20-22 February/San Francisco?!/?id=5559 Sign up by 20 February and save $70 using discount code CD3ALEXY

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits

 - 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 13) A Newbie's Narrative

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 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - Members of the Apache Big Data community will be at the Index Developer Conference 20-22 February/San Francisco. Sign up by 20 February and save $70 using discount code CD3ALEXY!/?id=5559 

 - The Apache Tinkerpop community will be holding a MeetUp on Gremlin on 21 February in New York

 - Apache CloudStack will be holding their first German Meetup on 28 February 2018 in Frankfurt

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid

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

 - We're teaming up with Berlin Buzzwords - 10-12 June 2018 (Apache Lounge dates: 11-12 June)

 - The 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage in Berlin 13-14 June 2018

 - Apache Big Data project communities will be participating at DataWorks Summit 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose

 - 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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