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Friday July 21, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 21 July 2017

Hello, Friday. Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been working on over the past week:

Support Apache –Apache's community-led projects bring billions in value to users, developers, and critical applications. 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: 16 August. Board calendar and minutes
 - ASF Annual Report for 2017 Fiscal Year

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield shipshape performance at 94.89% uptime

Apache Geode™ –Big Data management platform that provides a database-like consistency model, reliable transaction processing and a shared-nothing architecture to maintain very low latency performance with high concurrency processing.
 - Apache Geode 1.2.0 released

Apache Hive™ –Big Data warehouse software that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - Apache Hive 2.3.0 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.4.8 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.3 and 1.4.17 released

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache Libcloud 2.1.0 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.7 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that 20% of all Apache lines of code are comments (nearly 3x the entire Linux codebase)?

 - Did you know that the Apache Directory Fortress access control system was designed for Java runtime environments with millions of users and thousands of requests per second?

 - Did you know that the Apache OpenWebBeans Meecrowave microprofile server contains all you need to run a JavaEE-based microservice from the command line, in only 9 MB?

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" 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 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community

 - If you're looking for the ASF on social media, we're @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at (follows/re-tweets/shares/likes appreciated!)

 - Presentations from ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data are available; as well as videos and audio recordings

 - Check out the Apache Community Development blog

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

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - The CloudStack European User Group will be held 17 August in London

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

 - ASF Annual Report

 - 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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