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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

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

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

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow's Technology Today.
   - CFPs for all events --ApacheCon core, Apache: Big Data, Apache: IoT, CloudStack Collaboration Conference, Flex JS Summit, TomcatCon and more close 11 February
   - Travel Assistance applications close 8 March
   - Early registration and hotel incentives 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 Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 - Apache Ant 1.9.9 and 1.10.1 released

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

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

Apache Commons™ JCS –a distributed, versatile caching system.
 - Apache Commons JCS 2.1 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 2.6.8 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.13 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.4.1 released
 - Apache Solr 6.4.1 released

Apache MyFaces™ Core –a JavaServer Faces 2.2 implementation as specified by JSR-344.
 - Apache MyFaces Core v2.2.12 released

Apache OpenNLP™ –a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.7.2 released

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

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

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5.10 GA released

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

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

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?

 - 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 the India Goa Directorate of Agriculture uses Apache Wicket?

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 3) Asynchronous Decision Making

 - 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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