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Friday November 24, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 November 2017

Happy post-US-Thanksgiving Friday! We appreciate your continued enthusiastic interest and readership; here's what we've been up to:

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ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 December. 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 snappy performance at 99.52% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 192 Apache contributors changed 325,974 lines of code over 986 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Stephen Mallette, Jorge Bay Gondra, Karl Wright, Mark Thomas, and Randall Leeds.

Apache Apex™ Malhar –an enterprise grade Big Data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar 3.8.0 released

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads.
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.5.1 released

Apache Commons™ Daemon –software library that provides a generic Daemon (Unix) or Service (Windows) wrapper for Java code.
 - Apache Commons Daemon 1.1.0 released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.13 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –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 2.16.0 released

Apache Kafka™ –distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka released

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior.
 - Apache Log4j 2.10.0 released

Apache Lucy™ Clownfish –"symbiotic" object system pairs with "host" dynamic language environments and facilitates the development of high performance host language extensions.
 - Apache Clownfish 0.6.2 released

Apache SIS™ –a Java language library for developing geospatial applications (Spatial Information System).
 - Apache Apache SIS 0.8 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Amazon Rekognition uses Apache MXNet (incubating) for Deep Learning to solve complex problems such as image recognition and natural language speech?

 - Did you know that Dell, MailChimp, Nordstrom, Oracle, and Toyota use Apache Lucene Solr and Apache Spark for their Big Data search solutions? and

 - Did you know that you can participate in the Apache Mesos annual survey for a change to win a DJI Spark Drone or an Apple Watch 3?

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

 - 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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