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Friday March 03, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 March 2017

Hello, March! The Apache community has had another smashing 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 March 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield reliable performance at 99.80% uptime

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow's Technology Today.
 - Travel Assistance applications close 8 March
 - Schedule announced 9 March
 - Early registration and hotel incentives end 12 March | Apache Committers: register using your email + discount code to save even more.
 - Recordings from ApacheCon Europe 2016 are being uploaded at Feathercast

Apache Accumulo™ –sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.8.1 released

Apache Any23™ –Anything To Triples (any23) is a library, a web service and a command line tool that extracts structured data in RDF format from a variety of Web documents.
 - Apache Any23 2.0 released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.9 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 2.0.1 released

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 2.8.5 released

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka released

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior.
 - Apache Log4j 2.8.1 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.7.2 and 1.1.2 released

Apache Tomcat™ Native Library –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDK's.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.12 released

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects.
 - Apache Yetus 0.4.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the npm registry, with over 100,000,000,000 package downloads, is powered by Apache CouchDB?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating their anniversaries this month? Apache mod_perl (17 years); Maven (14 years); Struts (13 years); Jackrabbit (11 years); Archiva (9 years); UIMA (7 years); Accumulo, Lucy, and Sqoop (5 years); Bloodhound, CloudStack, and cTAKES (4 years); and Allura, Olingo, and Tajo (3 years)? Many happy returns!

 - Did you know that Monsanto uses Apache Kafka to update 1M nodes in 90 seconds?

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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