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Friday November 11, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 November 2016

Whether you're observing Remembrance Day, Veteran's Day, Single's Day, or simply making a wish on 11/11, the Apache community is convening for next week's conferences in Seville. And, per usual, the Apache machine continues to turn:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 November 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 perky performance at 99.86% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Starting Monday! Apache: Big Data followed by ApacheCon Europe/Seville

Apache Directory™ –an ongoing effort to provide an enhancedLDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAP API (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-RC2 released
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M12 released

Apache Fortress™ –provides a Role-Based Access Control system that is fully ANSI INCITS 359 compliant and production ready.
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.0-RC1 released

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.10.0 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.12.5 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.3.0 released
 - Apache Solr 6.3.0 released

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.
 - CVE-2016-8736: Apache Openmeetings RMI Registry Java Deserialization RCE

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.14 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M13 released
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.8 released

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server. 
 - Apache Traffic Server v7.0.0 released

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework.
 - CVE-2016-6806: Apache Wicket CSRF detection vulnerability

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that each BarCamp Apache is different, based on the individuals, ideas, and communitites participating?

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB was instrumental in providing offline-first applications in the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

 - Did you know that Apache Project anniversaries in November include: Labs (10 yrs); HTTP Components (9 yrs); Abdera, Attic, Buildr, CouchDB, and Qpid (8 yrs); Community Development (7 yrs); OODT and ZooKeeper (6 yrs); Kafka and Syncope (4 yrs); Ambari and Marmotta (3 yrs); BookKeeper, DeviceMap, Drill, and MetaModel (2 yrs); and Brooklyn, Groovy, Kylin, and REEF (1 yr)? Many happy returns to all!

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

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami. Details coming.

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 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 proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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