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Friday July 07, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 July 2017

Welcome, July! The Apache community kicks off the month with the following activities:

Support Apache –help sustain 300+ freely-available Open Source projects and dozens of Apache Incubator innovations for less than $14/day. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 July 2017. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - ASF Annual Report for 2017 Fiscal Year https://s.apache.org/IDn5

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield stonking performance at 96.68% uptime http://status.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.10.6 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.7.3 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache jclouds™ –Open Source multi-Cloud toolkit.
 - Apache jclouds 2.0.2 released https://jclouds.apache.org/

Apache Juneau (incubating) –a toolkit for marshalling POJOs to a wide variety of content types using a common framework, and for creating sophisticated self-documenting REST interfaces and microservices using very little code.
 - Apache Juneau 6.3.0 (incubating) released http://juneau.incubator.apache.org/

Apache OFBiz™ –an Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications.
 - Apache OFBiz 16.11.03 released http://ofbiz.apache.org/

Apache POI™ –library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 - Apache POI 3.17-beta1 released https://poi.apache.org/

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.4 released http://syncope.apache.org/

Apache Subversion™ –a simple, reliable Open Source centralized version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.9.6 released http://subversion.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.79 and 8.0.45 released http://tomcat.apache.org/
 - End of life for Apache Tomcat 8.0.x announced http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201706.mbox/%3C19f2ddf7-aa64-5e56-7b97-a464aa319162%40apache.org%3E

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework.
 - Apache Wicket 6.27.0 released http://wicket.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that recordings from ApacheCon are available on Feathercast? https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Syncope (enterprise identity management) has been downloaded 4K/month in 2017 thus far? http://syncope.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Drill (Big Data SQL query engine) is well suited for data exploration? http://drill.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk 4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be

 - Presentations from ApacheCon https://s.apache.org/Hli7 and Apache: Big Data https://s.apache.org/tefE are available; as well as videos https://s.apache.org/AE3m and audio recordings https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Check out the Apache Community Development blog https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - Apache ActiveMQ Call For Logo https://blogs.apache.org/activemq/entry/apache-activemq-call-for-logo

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

 - The CloudStack European User Group will be held 17 August in London https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-35565783215

 - Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 24-25 October in San Francisco https://imcsummit.org/

 - ASF Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - 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/

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

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