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Friday March 02, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 2 March 2018

Well, hello March. Let's see what the Apache community has been up to:

"Success at Apache" –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job by Anthony Shaw

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 March. 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

Apache Community Development –helps newcomers take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 - The ASF is a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for the 13th consecutive year. Students: learn how to get started with dozens of Apache projects at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield sensational performance at 99.90% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 550 Apache contributors changed 1,430,495 lines of code over 4,052 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andi Huber, Jacky Li, Sean Busbey, Matteo Merli, and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache Fluo™ –a distributed processing system built on Apache Accumulo.
 - Apache Fluo 1.2.0 released

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency data management solutions.
 - CVE-2017-15692 Apache Geode unsafe deserialization in TcpServer
 - CVE-2017-15693 Apache Geode unsafe deserialization of application objects

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.14 released

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library provides full-text search for dynamic programming languages.
 - Apache Lucy 0.6.2 and Clownfish 0.6.3 released

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a deep learning framework designed for both efficiency and flexibility.
 - Apache MXNet (incubating) 1.1.0 released

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 4.0.2 released
 - CVE-2018-1286 - Apache OpenMeetings - Insufficient Access Controls

Apache PDFBox™ –access to images encoded using the JBIG2 image compression standard.
 - Apache PDFBox JBIG2 ImageIO plugin 3.0.0 released

Apache Qpid™ Dispatch –a router for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.0.1 released

Apache Subversion™ –universally recognized and adopted Open Source, centralized version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.10.0-rc1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? mod_perl (18 yrs); Struts (14 yrs); Jackrabbit (12 yrs); Phoenix (11 yrs); Archiva (10 yrs); Felix (11 yrs); Archiva (10 yrs); UIMA (8 yrs); Accumulo, Lucy, Sqoop (8 yrs); Bloodhound, CloudStack, cTAKES (5 yrs); Aurora, Polygene (4 yrs); and Sentry (2 yrs). Many happy returns!

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB will be featured at the Women Who Code Boston meetup on 20 March?

 - Did you know that Apache CloudStack users may be impacted by the upcoming retirement of ?

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - 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 14) Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job

 - 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

 - 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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