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Friday November 10, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 November 2017

And it's Friday already ... time flies when you're as productive as the Apache community! Here's what happened this week:

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield astute performance at 99.19% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 422 Apache contributors changed 857,635 lines of code over 2,005 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jian He, Mark Thomas, Tilman Hausherr, Svatopluk Dedic, and Carlos Sierra Andrés.

Apache Commons™ Lang –provides helper utilities for the java.lang API, notably String manipulation methods, basic numerical methods, object reflection, concurrency, creation and serialization and System properties.
 - Apache Commons Lang 3.7 released

Apache CouchDB™ –pioneering Open Source database that scales from Big Data to Mobile.
 - Apache CouchDB 2.1.1 and 1.7.0 released

Apache Freemarker (incubating) –a Java library template engine to generate text output (HTML web pages, e-mails, configuration files, source code, etc.) based on templates and changing data.
 - Apache FreeMarker 2.3.27-incubating released

Apache HttpComponents™ Core –a set of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta1 released

Apache Jena™ –a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data applications in Java.
 - Apache Jena 3.5.0 released

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 2.2.0 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 4.0.0 released

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.18.1 and Qpid JMS 0.27.0 released

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.10.2 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Community Development (ComDev) issue a monthly blog? Catch up at

 - Did you know that the Italian Army uses Apache Syncope for identity management?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries in November? Many happy returns to Apache Ant (15 yrs); Apache Labs (11 yrs); Apache HttpComponents (10 yrs); Apache Attic, Buildr, CouchDB, and Qpid (9 yrs); Apache Community Development (8 yrs); Apache OODT and ZooKeeper (7 yrs); Apache Kafka and Syncope (5 yrs); Apache Ambari and Marmotta (4 yrs); Apache BookKeeper, Drill, and MetaModel (3 yrs); Apache Brooklyn, Groovy, Kylin, and REEF (2 yrs); and Apache Geode (1 yr)!

Apache Community Notices:

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - "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 Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors 6) Meritocracy and Me 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community 8) Meritocracy. 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation 10) All My Roads Led to Apache 11) Scratch Your Own Itch.

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

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

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

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

 - The ASF will be participating at China Open Source Conference COSCon '17 18-19 November in Shanghai

 - Apache community members share leadership best practices on Open Source governance, community leadership, open development, and more at FOSS Backstage in Berlin on 20 November 2017

 - Meet members of the Apache CloudStack community at the CloudStack European User Group on 21 November in Leipzig

 - Members of the Apache community will be out in force at Open Source Summit Paris 6-7 December 2017

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018

 - ASF Annual Report is available 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!

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