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Friday March 10, 2017

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 March 2017

And it's Friday already! Here's what the Apache community have been working on this week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - ASF Operations Summary - Q3 FY2017
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 March 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

Success at Apache –our fourth installment in the new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Rule of the Makers by Nick Kew

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.
 - Conference schedule announced
 - Introducing a new level of ApacheCon sponsorship: the Apache Community Sponsor
 - Early registration and hotel incentives end 12 March | Apache Committers: register using your email + discount code to save even more.

Apache Curator™ –Java libraries that make using Apache ZooKeeper much easier and more reliable.
 - Apache Curator 2.12.0 and 3.3.0 released

Apache Ignite™ –a high-performance, integrated and distributed in-memory platform for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets in real-time, orders of magnitude faster than possible with traditional disk-based or flash-based technologies.
 - Apache Ignite 1.9.0 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 2.15.1 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.24, 1.4.14, and 1.6.1 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.4.2 released
 - Apache Solr 6.4.2 released

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

Apache UIMA™ –Unstructured Information Management Architecture is a component framework supporting development, discovery, composition, and deployment of multi-modal analytics tasked with the analysis of unstructured information.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.6.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can see how Apache code has evolved over the past year at ?

 - Did you know that we have been chosen as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Mentoring Organization for the 12th consecutive year? Apache Committer Mentors wanted!

 - Did you know that the first ASF Committer Diversity Survey (2016) and its results can be found at ?

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 4) Rule of the Makers

 - 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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