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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 http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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 http://status.apache.org/

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 http://apachecon.com/
 - Recordings from ApacheCon Europe 2016 are being uploaded at Feathercast http://feathercast.org

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 https://s.apache.org/rFii
 - Apache OpenNLP https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OPENNLP-6

Apache Fineract (incubating) –an Open Source system for core banking as a platform.
 - Apache Fineract 0.6.0-incubating released https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/fineract/0.6.0-incubating/

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.8 released http://www.groovy-lang.org/download.html
 - CVE-2016-6814: Apache Groovy Information Disclosure http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201701.mbox/%3CCADRx3PMZ2hBCGDTY35zYXFGaDnjAs0tc5-upaVs6QN2sYUejyA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.3.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/hbase/1.3.0

Apache HTTP Server™ –the #1 Web server on the planet since April 1996.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.2.32 released http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

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? https://s.apache.org/Slah

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 http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Johnzon™ –a Java library for parsing and creating JSON.
 - Apache Johnzon-1.0.0 released http://johnzon.apache.org/

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 http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201701.mbox/%3CCALJK9a4TNPvGav_UxwLQvqY0M2mRNWnvQBvu58p7%3D_ZfD1_AGg%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Portals™ Pluto –the Reference Implementation of the Java Portlet Specification.
 - Apache Portals Pluto 3.0.0 released http://portals.apache.org/pluto/v30/deploying.html


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? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category

 - Did you know that creating relationships between multiple ORM modules dynamically in runtime is possible only with Apache Cayenne? http://cayenne.apache.org/

 - Did you know that hundreds of thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License, with Web requests from every UN-recognized nation? http://apache.org/licenses/


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 https://s.apache.org/CE0V January's post: "All Carrot and No Stick" https://s.apache.org/ykoG

 - Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA) https://s.apache.org/romf

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q2 FY2017 https://s.apache.org/oTOF

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - 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/

 - ApacheCon North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami http://apachecon.com/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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