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Friday February 09, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 February 2018

We've had a great week! Here's what happened::

"Success at Apache" –the blog series from the Apache Community that focuses on why the ASF "just works".
 - A Newbie's Narrative by Kuhu Shukla

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 February. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal
 - CFP is also open for the Apache Roadshow Europe 13-14 June in Berlin

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield ace stunning performance at 100% uptime! Go Infra!

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 524 Apache contributors changed 947,241 lines of code over 3,263 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Duo Zhang, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Daniel Sun, Alex Harui, and Andrea Cosentino.

Apache Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache ACE retired

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software forge, a Web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs, and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.8.0 released
 - CVE-2018-1299 Apache Allura directory traversal vulnerability

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 - Apache Ant 1.9.10 and 1.10.2 released
 - CVE-2017-5645: Apache Ant 1.9.9 and 1.10.1 - Apache Log4j 1.2.13 security vulnerability

Apache Atlas™ –a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services.
 - Apache Atlas 0.8.2 released

Apache Commons™ Compress –defines an API for working with compression and archive formats.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.16 released

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency Big Data management solutions.
 - Apache Geode 1.4.0

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.17.1 and 2.16.1 released

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Apache Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 1.0.0 released

Apache Lens™ –provides a Unified Analytics interface.
 - Apache Lens 2.7.1 released

Apache OODT™ –a software framework as well as an architectural style for the rapid construction of scientific data systems.
 - Apache OODT 1.2.1 released

Apache Qpid™ –AMQP enterprise messaging implementation.
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.0.1 released
 - [CVE-2018-1298] Apache Qpid Broker-J Denial of Service Vulnerability with PLAIN and XOAUTH2 SASL mechanisms

Apache Sling™ –a framework for RESTful Web-applications based on an extensible content tree.
 - Apache Sling 10 released

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - New version of the Apache Struts Maven Archetypes released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF's original project --the HTTP Web Server-- is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this month? Many happy returns, httpd!

 - Did you know that Apache Community Development (ComDev) publishes a monthly blog newsletter? Read up on the latest issue at

 - Did you know that Apache Ignite has a user survey underway? Share your experience, contribute to the project's growth, and win $50 gift cards!

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits

 - 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. 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been 13) A Newbie's Narrative

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 - 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 Apache Tinkerpop community will be holding a MeetUp on Gremlin on 21 February in New York

 - Apache CloudStack will be holding their first German Meetup on 28 February 2018 in Frankfurt

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018

 - We're teaming up with Berlin Buzzwords - 10-12 June 2018 (Apache Lounge dates: 11-12 June)

 - The 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage in Berlin 13-14 June 2018

- Apache Big Data project communities will be participating at DataWorks Summit 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose

 - 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!

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

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