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Friday July 28, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 28 July 2017

We are closing out July with the following activities from the Apache community:

Support Apache –Apache projects serve as the backbone for some of the world's most visible and widely used applications in countless categories. 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 solid performance at 93.83% uptime

Apache Arrow™ –a columnar in-memory analytics layer designed to accelerate Big Data.
 - Apache Arrow 0.5.0 released

Apache Fluo™ –newest addition to Apache Big Data ecosystem used for continual, incremental processing of data at petabyte scale.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Fluo™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache Ignite™ –an In-Memory Data Fabric providing in-memory data caching, partitioning, processing, and querying components.
 - Apache Ignite 2.1.0 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 Oak 1.7.4 released

Apache James™ –Java Apache Mail Enterprise Server has a modular architecture based on a rich set of modern and efficient components which provides at the end complete, stable, secure and extendable Mail Servers running on the JVM.
 - Apache James 3.0.0 released

Apache OODT™ – a software framework as well as an architectural style for the rapid construction of scientific data systems.
 - Apache OODT 1.1 released

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-2.0 specification (JavaEE 8).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans 2.0.0 released

Apache Subversion™ –an Open Source centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
 - Apache Subversion 1.10.0-alpha3 released

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Apache Traffic Server 7.1.0 released

Apache UIMA™ –Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) is a component framework supporting development, discovery, composition, and deployment of multi-modal analytics tasked with the analysis of unstructured information.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.6.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that new innovation categories in the Apache Incubator include IoT, Microfinance, Machine Learning, Web Services, and Cryptography?

 - Did you know that the Accumulo Summit will take place on 16 October? CFP & registration now open

 - Did you know that the Apache CouchDB community issues a weekly news update?

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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