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Friday June 02, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 2 June 2017

Hello, June! We're at the mid-year mark with ongoing activities from the Apache community:

Support Apache –help sustain more than 300 freely-available Open Source projects and dozens of innovations in the Apache Incubator. Every dollar counts.
 - new ASF VP Fundraising Kevin McGrail on his goals for the coming year

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

ApacheCon™ –the official conference of the Apache Software Foundation. Tomorrow's Technology Today.
 - Presentations from ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data
 - Videos of keynotes + presentations and Audio recordings + soundbites from the conference floor

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield grand performance at 99.92% uptime

Apache ActiveMQ™ –the most popular and powerful Open Source message broker.
 - Apache ActiveMQ Call For Logo

Apache Calcite™ Avatica –a framework for building database drivers.
 - Apache Calcite Avatica 1.10.0 released

Apache Fineract™ –an Open Source system for core banking as a platform to offer financial services to the world's 2B under-banked and unbanked.
 - Apache Fineract 1.0.0 released

Apache Flink™ –an Open Source stream processing framework for distributed, high-performing, always-available, and accurate data streaming applications.
 - Apache Flink 1.3.0 released

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 2.14.1 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.7.0 released

Apache Knox™ –a free and Open Source Java framework for building semantic Web and Linked Data applications.
 - CVE-2017-5646: Apache Knox Impersonation Issue for WebHDFS

Apache Tephra (incubating) –a transaction engine for distributed data stores like Apache HBase.
 - Apache Tephra-0.12.0-incubating released

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.15 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the CFP for MesosCon North America closes on June 3rd? Submit your proposals to

 - Did you know that ARGO Labs uses Apache Airflow (airflow) towards automating Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) workflows for California water data from The California Data Collaborative?

 - Did you know Dutch multinational banking company Rabobank uses Apache Kafka for real-time financial alerts?

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

 - Join members of the Apache Apex, Beam, Flink, Hadoop, Kafka, Lucene, Solr, and Spark communities at Berlin Buzzwords 11-13 June in Berlin

 - Will be seeing you at HBaseCon 12 June/Mountain View and PhoenixCon 13 June/San Francisco ?

 - Meet members of Apache's Cloud community at Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 13-15 June in Santa Clara; enjoy 20% off registration rates using discount code CFSV17ASF20

 - 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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