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Friday February 17, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 February 2017

We've had another cracking week at the ASF. Let's take a peek at what happened:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: rescheduled to 27 February 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

Community over Code --we have just passed the 6,000 Apache Committer mark!

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield "three nines" performance at 99.96% uptime

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow's Technology Today.
 - Travel Assistance applications close 8 March
 - Early registration and hotel incentives end 12 March
 - NEW: BarCamp Apache will be held on 15 May --be sure to plan your travels accordingly!
 - Apache Committers: remember to register using your address + discount code to save even more!
 - Recordings from ApacheCon Europe 2016 are being uploaded at Feathercast

Apache Geode™ –a data management platform that provides a database-like consistency model, reliable transaction processing and a shared-nothing architecture to maintain very low latency performance with high concurrency processing.
 - Apache Geode 1.1.0 released

Apache Jena™ –an Open Source Java-based framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data applications.
 - Apache Jena 3.2.0 released with Fuseki 2.5.0

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.5.4 released
 - Apache Solr 5.5.4 released
 - CVE-2017-3163 Apache Solr ReplicationHandler path traversal attack

Apache MyFaces™ Tobago –standards-based Open Source components library allows developers to quickly and easily create business Web applications without worrying about technical details.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® MyFaces™ Tobago 3

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.2.0 released

Apache SINGA (incubating) –a general distributed deep learning platform for training big deep learning models over large datasets.
 - Apache SINGA 1.1.0 released

Apache Storm™ –a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 - Apache Storm 1.0.3 released

Apache Traffic Server™ –a high-performance Web proxy cache that improves network efficiency and performance by caching frequently-accessed information at the edge of the network.
 - Apache Traffic Server 6.2.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that over the past 5 days there were 119,591 downloads of #Apache source distributions from 173 countries? 

 - 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 we've launched a new #LoveApache campaign on Twitter? Feedback welcome from individuals, projects, and organizations

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 + Apache: BigData, CloudStack Collaboration Conferenxe, FlexJS Summit, Apache: IoT, and TomcatCon 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 and --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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