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Friday March 17, 2017

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

Welcome Friday (happy St. Patrick's Day, Evacuation Day, Liberalia, and other celebrations)! The global Apache community have been busy this week on:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - ASF Operations Summary - Q3 FY2017
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 April 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield stable performance at 97.23%% uptime

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow's Technology Today.
 - Conference schedule announced
 - Introducing a new level of ApacheCon sponsorship: the Apache Community Sponsor

Apache Beam™ –a programming model, SDKs, and runners for defining and executing data processing pipelines.
 - Apache Beam 0.6.0 released

Apache Commons™ Text –Open Source software library provides a host of algorithms focused on working with strings and blocks of text.
 - Apache Commons Text 1.0 released

Apache Commons™ CLI –provides a simple API for presenting, proecessing and validating a command line interface.
 - Apache Commons CLI 1.4 released

Apache Flex™ –a highly productive, Open Source application framework for building and maintaining expressive applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and devices.
 - Apache Flex 4.16.0 released

Apache log4net™ –a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets.
 - Apache log4net 2.0.8 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.5 released

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and SQL-based operational analytics for Apache Hadoop
 - PhoenixCon 2017 is a go!

Apache Qpid™ –implements the latest AMQP specification, the first open standard for enterprise messaging, and provides transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management, clustering, federation and heterogeneous multi-platform support and a lot more.
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.18.0, Qpid JMS 0.21.0 and Qpid Python 1.36.0 released

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts GA with Security Fix released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers technologies.
 - CVE-2016-8747 Apache Tomcat Information Disclosure
 - Apache Tomcat 6.0.51 released
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.76 released
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.42 and 8.5.12 released
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M18 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that when you shop at, a portion of your order is donated to the ASF? 

 - Did you know that Sweden's Helge Library, containing 1 million books, uses Apache Wicket?

 - Did you know that ZÜCA luggage's digital commerce platform is powered by Apache OFBiz?

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that 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

 - We have been chosen as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Mentoring Organization for the 12th consecutive year --Apache Committer Mentors wanted!

- Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA)

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q2 FY2017

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

 - ApacheCon North America + Apache: BigData, CloudStack Collaboration Conferenxe, FlexJS Summit, Apache: IoT, and TomcatCon will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

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

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