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Friday February 23, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 February 2018

We're closing out the month with the following activities from the Apache community:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 March. Board calendar and minutes

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

Apache Community Development –helps newcomers take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 - We are proud to be a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for the 13th consecutive year. Students: learn how to get started with dozens of Apache projects at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield zippity performance at 99.97% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 406 Apache contributors changed 872,446 lines of code over 2,838 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dewayne Richardson, Andi Huber, Dan Kirkwood, Daniel Sun, and Dan Haywood.

Apache Arrow™ –a cross-language development platform for in-memory data.
 - Apache Arrow JavaScript 0.3.0 released

Apache Beam™ –a programming model, SDKs, and runners for defining and executing data processing pipelines.
 - Apache Beam 2.3.0 released

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency data management solutions.
 - CVE-2017-15696 Apache Geode configuration request authorization vulnerability

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.0-beta-3 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –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 Oak 1.4.20 released

Apache jclouds™ –an Open Source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform that gives you the freedom to create applications that are portable across clouds while giving you full control to use cloud-specific features.
 - Apache jclouds 2.1.0 released

Apache NetBeans (incubating) –a development environment, tooling platform and application framework.
 - Apache NetBeans (incubating) 9.0 Beta released

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 1.0.6, 1.1.2, and 1.2.0 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - CVE-2018-1304 Security constraints mapped to context root are ignored
 - CVE-2018-1305 Security constraint annotations applied too late

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework that powers thousands of web applications and Web sites for governments, stores, universities, cities, banks, email providers, and more.
 - Apache Wicket 8.0.0-M9 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know why companies sponsor ApacheCon?

 - Did you know that German business management consultancy Ecomify uses Apache OFBiz?

 - Did you know that Apache Zeppelin will be holding a get together at Strata 2018 in San Jose?

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - 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

 - 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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