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Friday September 01, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 September 2017

Well hello, September ... here's what the Apache community has been working on over the past week:

Support Apache –a great way to help the ASF meet its financial goals is through a corporate matching program. Companies that offer matching gifts receive tax benefits, and their employees' contributions to the ASF can be generously increased. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 September. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/cEUm

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 440 Committers changed 763,682 lines of code over 2,642 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tellier Benoit, Andrea Cosentino, Daniel Gruno, Karl Wright, and Daniel Sun.

Apache Atlas™ –Big Data governance and metadata framework/services.
 - Apache Atlas 0.8.1 released http://atlas.apache.org/

Apache CloudStack™ –an easy-to-deploy IaaS Cloud orchestration platform that "just works".
 - Apache CloudStack 4.10.0.0 released http://cloudstack.apache.org/

Apache CXF™ Fediz –helps secure Web applications and delegates security enforcement to the underlying application server.
 - Apache CXF Fediz 1.4.1 released http://cxf.apache.org/fediz.html

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior.
 - Apache Log4j 2.9.0 released https://logging.apache.org/log4j/

Apache MADlib™ –an Open Source library for scalable in-database analytics.
 - Apache MADlib v1.12 released http://madlib.apache.org/

Apache OODT™ –a software framework as well as an architectural style for the rapid construction of scientific data systems.
 - Apache OODT 1.2 released http://oodt.apache.org/

Apache S2Graph (incubating) –graph database designed to handle transactional graph processing at scale.
 - Apache S2Graph 0.2.0-incubating released http://s2graph.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Santuario™ –aimed at providing implementation of the primary security standards for XML, namely XML-Signature Syntax and Processing and XML Encryption Syntax and Processing.
 - Apache Santuario XML Security for Java 2.0.9 and 2.1.0 released http://santuario.apache.org/

Apache UIMA™ –a component framework supporting development, discovery, composition, and deployment of multi-modal analytics tasked with the analysis of unstructured information.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.10.1 and UIMA DUCC 2.2.1 released https://uima.apache.org/

Apache VCL™ –a self-service system used to dynamically provision and broker remote access to a dedicated compute environment for an end-user.
 - Apache VCL 2.5 released http://vcl.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects have anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to ServiceMix (10 years); Hive, Pign and Shiro (7 years); Airavata, Bigtop, SIS, and Stanbol (5 years); Curator (4 years); Storm (3 years); and Yetus (2 yrs) https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that Apache NiFi is a great data flow system for fast prototyping of Big Data? http://nifi.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Pulsar (incubating) provides multi-tenancy, geo-replication, and durability guarantees out of the box? http://pulsar.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 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

 - 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 latest Apache Community Development newsletter https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/entry/community-development-news-july-2017

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

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

 - TomcatCon will be held 25 September in London https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomcatcon-london-2017-tickets-36683639754

 - Meet members of the Apache Big Data communities at DataWorks/Hadoop Summit 20-21 September in Sydney https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - The Apache community will be at All Things Open --stop by the ASF booth and say hello! 23-24 October in Raleigh https://allthingsopen.org/

 - Learn about Apache Atlas, AriaTosca (incubating), Hadoop YARN, Kafka, ManifoldCF, Ranger, Spot (incubating), Thrift, and more at Open Source Summit Europe + ELC Europe 2017 23-26 October in Prague https://osseu17.sched.com/

 - 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 is available at 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/

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