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Friday December 01, 2017

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

We're at the final stretch of the year --happy December! Let's review what we've been up to over the past week:

Support Apache –Adobe, Bloomberg, and Google are among the organizations who match or exceed the contributions made by their employees. If your employer has a Matching Gifts program, please consider adding The Apache Software Foundation to your list of beneficiary organizations. Every dollar counts.

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
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August - October 2017

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield happy performance at 99.73% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 98 Apache contributors changed 113,918 lines of code over 340 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jonathan Hurley, Mark Thomas, Jacky Li, Andrew Gaul, and Francesco Chicchiriccò.

Apache CXF™ –an Open Source services framework that helps you build and develop services using frontend programming APIs like JAX-WS and JAX-RS.
 - Apache Apache CXF 3.0.16 and CXF Fediz 1.4.3 and 1.3.3 released with a new security advisory CVE-2017-12631

Apache Directory™ Kerby –a Java Kerberos binding.
 - Apache Directory Kerby 1.1.0 released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.0-alpha-1 released

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a library for client-side HTTP communication.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 alpha3 released

Apache Impala™ –high performance analytic database for Apache Hadoop in-Cloud or on-premises.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Impala™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache jclouds™ –Open Source multi-Cloud toolkit.
 - Apache jclouds 2.0.3 released

Apache Qpid™ –client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0, based around the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid C++ 1.37.0 released
 - [CVE-2017-15701] Apache Qpid Broker-J Denial of Service Vulnerability
 - [CVE-2017-15702] Apache Qpid Broker-J Authentication Vulnerability on HTTP Ports

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5.14 GA released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.25, 9.0.2, and Tomcat Native 1.2.16 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries in December? Apache Portable Runtime (APR) (17 yrs); Logging Services (14 yrs);  Cayenne, OFBiz, and Tiles (11 yrs); Synapse (10 yrs); Camel (9 yrs); Axis, OpenWebBeans, and Pivot (8 yrs); Aries (7 yrs); ACE (6 yrs); Flex (5 yrs); Helix (4 yrs); Falcon and Flink (3 yrs); Beam and Eagle (1 yr) -- Many Happy Returns!

 - Did you know that Apache Groovy has been downloaded 40 million times since the beginning of 2017?

 - Did you know that Amazon Neptune is fully compatible with Apache TinkerPop?

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 Q2 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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