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Friday September 16, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 September 2016

We're mid-month and the Apache community is continuing to produce great work:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 September 2016. 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 cracking performance at 99.88% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us! Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe/Seville --hotel block details
 - FINAL CALL: 16 September - Travel Assistance applications due

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.2.3 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.13.3, 2.8.3, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.7, 1.2.19 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.5.3 released
 - Apache Solr 5.5.3 released
 - Reference Guide for Apache Solr 6.2 released

Apache Qpid™ –a cross-platform enterprise messaging solution which implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP).
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.11.0 released

Apache Storm™ – a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of data.
 -Apache Storm 0.10.2 released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Syncope™ 2.0

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that we expect all Apache community participants to honor our Code of Conduct?

 - Did you know that hundreds of thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License?

 - Did you know that all Apache Projects are independent and non-commercial?

Apache Community Notices:

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more!

 - ApacheCon Europe will take place 14-18 November 2016 in Seville, Spain

 - The second ASF Annual Report is available at

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

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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