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Friday May 26, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 May 2017

May is drawing to a close with many activities from the Apache community:

Support Apache –Apache projects benefit billions of users for less than $14 per project per day. We appreciate your generous consideration: Every dollar counts.

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 June 2017. Board calendar and minutes
 - On the State of the Feather

ApacheCon™ –the official conference of the Apache Software Foundation. Tomorrow's Technology Today.
 - Presentations from ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data
 - Videos of keynotes + presentations are now available
 - Soundbites from the conference floor
 - My First Experience of ApacheCon + "epic" slideshow

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield zippity performance at 99.95% uptime

Apache Archiva™ –an extensible repository management tool that helps taking care of your own personal or enterprise-wide build artifact repository.
 - CVE-2017-5657: Apache Archiva CSRF vulnerability for REST endpoints

Apache Arrow™ –a columnar in-memory analytics layer designed to accelerate Big Data.
 - Apache Arrow 0.4.0 released

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 1.1 released

Apache Jena™ –a free and Open Source Java framework for building semantic Web and Linked Data applications.
 - Apache Jena 3.3.0 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.7.3 and MiNiFi 0.2.0 released

Apache OFBiz™ –an Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications.
 - Apache OFBiz 16.11.02 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Metron helps make it possible for enterprise security personnel to more quickly detect and investigate costly threats using Big Data in real time?

 - Did you know that Apache Samza currently processes billions of messages per day, accounting for 100s of TB of data flowing through the system at Uber?

 - Did you know that over the past week, 482 contributors changed 766,603 lines of Apache code through 2,565 commits? Still productive during ApacheCon!

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" is a 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 6) Meritocracy and Me

 - The latest Apache Community Newsletter

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page and Twitter account

 - The Apache Phoenix community will be holding PhoenixCon on 13 June in San Francisco

 - Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 20-21 June in Amsterdam and 24-25 October in San Francisco

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q3 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!

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

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