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Friday February 10, 2017

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

It's Friday, and here's what has happened with the Apache community this past 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 http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Success at Apache –our third installment in the new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Asynchronous Decision Making by Bertrand Delacretaz https://s.apache.org/PMvk

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield bouncy performance at 99.66% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow's Technology Today. https://s.apache.org/F7Hy
 - DEADLINES:
   - CFPs for all events --ApacheCon core, Apache: Big Data, Apache: IoT, CloudStack Collaboration Conference, Flex JS Summit, TomcatCon and more close 11 February https://blogs.apache.org/conferences/entry/final-notice-cfp-for-apachecon
   - Travel Assistance applications close 8 March https://www.apache.org/travel/
   - Early registration and hotel incentives end 12 March http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america
   - Apache Committers: remember to register using your apache.org address + discount code to save even more!
 - Recordings from ApacheCon Europe 2016 are being uploaded at Feathercast http://feathercast.org

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 https://s.apache.org/rFii and Apache OpenNLP https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OPENNLP-6

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 - Apache Ant 1.9.9 and 1.10.1 released http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi

Apache Beam™ –a unified programming model for both batch and streaming data processing, enabling efficient execution across diverse distributed execution engines and providing extensibility points for connecting to different technologies and user communities.
 - Apache Beam 0.5.0 released https://beam.apache.org/get-started/downloads/

Apache Commons™ Configuration –software library that provides a generic configuration interface which enables a Java application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Apache Commons Configuration 2.1.1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-configuration/download_text.cgi

Apache Commons™ JCS –a distributed, versatile caching system.
 - Apache Commons JCS 2.1 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-jcs/download_jcs.cgi

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 2.6.8 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.13 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.4.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/java/6.4.1
 - Apache Solr 6.4.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache MyFaces™ Core –a JavaServer Faces 2.2 implementation as specified by JSR-344.
 - Apache MyFaces Core v2.2.12 released http://myfaces.apache.org/download.html

Apache OpenNLP™ –a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.7.2 released http://opennlp.apache.org/cgi-bin/download.cgi

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464).
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.17.0 and Qpid Proton-J 0.17.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html

Apache Ranger™ –Big Data security management framework for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem in use at ING, Protegrity, and Sprint, among other organizations.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Ranger™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/23CB

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5.10 GA released http://struts.apache.org/download.html#struts-ga

Apache Tomcat™ –the 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 8.5.11 http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Apache Zeppelin™ –a collaborative data analytics and visualization tool for distributed, general-purpose data processing system such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, etc.
 - Apache Zeppelin 0.7.0 released http://zeppelin.apache.org/download.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the new ASF logo, launched one year ago, along with the new Apache feather and "Powered By" graphics are available for all to use? http://apache.org/foundation/press/kit/

 - 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! http://apachecon.com/

 - Did you know that the India Goa Directorate of Agriculture uses Apache Wicket? http://wicket.apache.org/


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 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

 - Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA) https://s.apache.org/romf

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q2 FY2017 https://s.apache.org/oTOF

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

 - 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/

 - ApacheCon North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami http://apachecon.com/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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