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Friday April 14, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 14 April 2017

The Apache community salutes the ASF's 18 years of Open Source leadership with ongoing productivity:

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ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 April 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

Apache Community Development –helps guide newcomers towards becoming a part of the Apache community.
 - Introducing the new Apache Community Newsletter and Twitter account

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield twinkling performance back in the "three nines" at 99.89% uptime

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow's Technology Today. We're looking forward to seeing you the week of 15 May in Miami.
 - Learn the latest in Big Data, Cloud, Flex, IoT, Tomcat, and dozens of other leading Apache projects across 200+ sessions, 150+ speakers, 4 subconferences, BarCampApache and more. Register by 17 April and save $200!
 - PREVIEWS on ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data, exclusively on Feathercast –featuring Roman Shaposhnik on IoT; Ismaël Mejia & Etienne Chauchot on Apache Beam; Mark Thomas on Tomcat; and Shawn McKinney on Java security
 - Support your favorite Apache project and community at ApacheCon by becoming an Apache Community Sponsor

Apache Ignite™ –in-Memory Data Fabric providing in-memory data caching, partitioning, processing, and querying components.
 - [CVE-2016-6805] Arbitrary File Read due to eXternal Xml Entity attack in Apache Ignite

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple Cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache Libcloud 2.0.0rc2 released

Apache Log4j™ –provides logging services for Java.
 - Apache Log4j 2.8.2 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 6.0.53 released
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2017-5651 Apache Tomcat Information Disclosure
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2017-5650 Apache Tomcat Denial of Service
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2017-5648 Apache Tomcat Information Disclosure

Apache Twill™ –an abstraction over Apache Hadoop® YARN that reduces the complexity of developing distributed applications, allowing developers to focus instead on their application logic.
 - Apache Twill 0.11.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that, over the past week, 518 Apache Committers changed 917,176 lines of code over 2,740 commits?

 - Did you know that Apache innovation will be highlighted at ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data with presentations on numerous podlings, including Edgent, Gossip, Hivemall, iota, Mynewt, OpenWhisk, RocketMQ + more?

 - Did you know that HBaseCon ASIA will be held on 4 August in Shenzhen, China?

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 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors

 - 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 - Q3 FY2017

 - The new Apache Community Facebook page is Do friend and follow us. 

 - 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 Conference, 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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