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Friday January 27, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 January 2017

We're closing out the month with another week of great work from the Apache community:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 February 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield "three nines" performance maintained at 99.97% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today.
 - CFPs for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America 16-18 May 2017/Miami close 11 February
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted through 8 March
 - Early registration and hotel incentives available through 12 March
 - Recordings from ApacheCon Europe 2016 are being uploaded at Feathercast

New logos/marks wanted –with the launch of the ASF's new visual identity last year, many Apache projects have been freshening up their looks. New logo calls are open for:
 - Apache Incubator
 - Apache OpenNLP

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5.3 GA released

Apache Impala (incubating) –a high-performance C++ and Java SQL query engine for data stored in Apache Hadoop-based clusters.
 - Apache Impala 2.8.0 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 2.10.5 released

Apache Kudu™ –a distributed columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
 - Apache Kudu 1.2.0 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.4.0 released
 - Apache Solr 6.4.0 released

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar data format with support across processing frameworks, data models, and languages.
 - Apache Parquet 1.8.2 released

Apache Qpid™ –implements the latest AMQP specification, the first open standard for enterprise messaging, and provides transaction management, queuing, distribution, security, management, clustering, federation, and heterogeneous multi-platform support and a lot more.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.20.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the deep learning framework MXNet has entered the Apache Incubator?

 - Did you know that the ASF's Twitter account now has 40,000 followers?

 - Did you know that you can help test the Struts 2.5.10 build?

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence 2) "All Carrot and No Stick"

 - Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA)

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q2 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!

 - ApacheCon North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

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

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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