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Friday January 20, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 January 2017

Another week has skipped by, and there's no stopping the always-productive Apache community ... here's what's happened:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 February 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 performance back in the "three nines" at 99.94% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP CLOSES 11 Feb: Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America 16-18 May 2017/Miami
 - Recordings from ApacheCon Europe 2016 are being uploaded at Feathercast

Calling all Creatives: with the launch of the ASF's new visual identity last year, many Apache projects have been freshening up their looks. New logo calls are open for:
 - Apache Incubator
 - Apache OpenNLP

Apache Fineract (incubating) –an Open Source system for core banking as a platform.
 - Apache Fineract 0.6.0-incubating released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.8 released
 - CVE-2016-6814: Apache Groovy Information Disclosure

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.3.0 released

Apache HTTP Server™ –the #1 Web server on the planet since April 1996.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.2.32 released

Apache Ignite™ –an integrated and distributed In-Memory Data Fabric for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets in real-time, orders of magnitude faster than possible with traditional disk-based or flash technologies.
 - The ASF asks: Have you met Apache Ignite?

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.10.5 released

Apache Johnzon™ –a Java library for parsing and creating JSON.
 - Apache Johnzon-1.0.0 released

Apache NiFi™ –easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - CVE-2016-8748: Apache NiFi XSS vulnerability in connection details dialogue

Apache Portals™ Pluto –the Reference Implementation of the Java Portlet Specification.
 - Apache Portals Pluto 3.0.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that whilst Big Data projects comprise 49% of the podlings in the Apache Incubator, it is only ~9% of the ASF's overall projects and initiatives?

 - Did you know that creating relationships between multiple ORM modules dynamically in runtime is possible only with Apache Cayenne?

 - Did you know that hundreds of thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License, with Web requests from every UN-recognized nation?

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". First article: Project Independence January's post: "All Carrot and No Stick"

 - 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 and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

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

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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