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Friday February 03, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 February 2017

Hello, February! Here's what the Apache community has been working on this week:

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 ongoing "three nines" performance at 99.93% uptime

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow's Technology Today.
   - CFPs close 11 February
   - Travel Assistance applications close 8 March
   - Early registration and hotel rates end 12 March
   - Apache Committers: remember to register using your address + discount code to save even more!
 - 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. Calls are open for:
 - Apache Incubator and Apache OpenNLP

Apache Atlas (incubating) –a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services - enabling enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet their compliance requirements within Hadoop and allows integration with the whole enterprise data ecosystem.
 - Apache Atlas 0.7.1-incubating released

Apache Bahir™ –provides extensions to distributed analytic platforms such as Apache Spark.
 - Apache Bahir 2.0.2 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 2.4.7 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.0 released

Apache Log4j™ –a well-known framework for logging application behavior
 - Apache Log4j 2.8 released

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.1.5 released

Apache POI™ –a Java library for reading and writing Microsoft Office files 
 - Apache POI 3.16 beta 2 released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.2 released

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 3.0.0-alpha released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache OpenNLP, a machine learning based toolkit for processing natural language text, can be used with Apache Lucene/Solr to tag words with part-of-speech, extract named entities, and more?

 - Did you know that standalone tracks taking place alongside ApacheCon include Apache: Big Data, Flex Project Summit, TomcatCon, Apache: IoT, and CloudStack Collaboration Conference? Join us!

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB has its own weekly news round-up?

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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