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Friday October 12, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 October 2018

Friday greetings from the Apache Community! Join us for a look back at what's happened over the last week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 October. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - FINAL CALL: CFP for Apache Roadshow DC closes 15 October http://www.apachecon.com/usroadshow18/

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield solid performance at 97.92% uptime. http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 504 Apache contributors changed 1,129,855 lines of code over 3,205 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Derek Gelinas, Jeremy Mitchell, Till Rohrmann, Gilbert Song, and Bryan Call.

Apache Arrow™ –a columnar in-memory analytics layer designed to accelerate Big Data.
 - Apache Arrow 0.11.0 released https://arrow.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Text –Open Source software library that provides a host of algorithms focused on working with strings and blocks of text.
 - Apache Commons Text 1.5 released http://commons.apache.org/

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - [CVE-2018-11797] DoS vulnerability in Apache PDFBox parser http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201810.mbox/%3C12424b12-53c8-d4e4-4b93-8bcbc83488ec%40apache.org%3E

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.26.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Subversion™ –the popular Open Source, centralized version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.10.3 released https://subversion.apache.org/

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.19.1 released https://tika.apache.org/
 - [CVE-2018-11796] Apache Tika Denial of Service via XML Entity Expansion Vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201810.mbox/%3CCAC1dCwUfCG9Vo8UhBzE1U7EgedjaVuDqQ3qYpXn0mFv8DXYT0Q%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that a great way to learn about Apache projects and their communities is through Feathercast, the voice of the ASF? https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Mercedes-Benz uses Apache Wicket for its configurator? http://wicket.apache.org/

 - Did you know that MesosCon will be taking place 5-7 November in San Francisco? https://mesoscon18.sched.com/

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q1 FY2019 https://s.apache.org/qiKn

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018 https://s.apache.org/FY2018AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner https://blogs.gartner.com/merv-adrian/2018/03/27/open-for-business-at-the-asf/

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - 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://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/

 - 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/

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