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Friday November 25, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 25 November 2016

We're closing out quite a productive month with the following activities:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 December 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 99.83% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP OPEN: Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America 16-18 May 2017/Miami
 - Recordings of sessions are being processed and posted at Feathercast

Apache Community Development –helps those new to the ASF and Apache Projects take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 - The Apache Community Development Team Prepares to Send Out its First Diversity Survey

Apache CloudStack™ CloudMonkey –can be used both as an interactive shell and as a command line tool that enables cloud administrators and users to easily manage configuration and management of Apache CloudStack clouds.
 - Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey 5.3.3 released

Apache Geode™ –Big Data in-memory data grid used by hundreds of enterprises to power mission-critical low latency, high concurrency transactional applications at extreme scale.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Geode™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR)
- Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.21 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 1.9.3 released

Apache JMeter™ –a 100% pure Java application designed to test server applications.
 - Apache JMeter 3.1 released

Apache POI™ –a Java library for reading and writing Microsoft Office files.
 - Apache POI 3.16 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 - CVE-2016-6816 Apache Tomcat Information Disclosure
 - CVE-2016-8735 Apache Tomcat Remote Code Execution
 - CVE-2016-6817 Apache Tomcat Denial of Service

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Groovy is one of the most widely used alternative languages for the JVM (Java virtual machine) with ~12M annual downloads per year?

 - Did you know that Airbnb uses Apache Kafka in their billing system?

 - Did you know that Apache SenSoft (incubating) is a Software-as-a-Sensor™ usability testing platform?

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 North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

 - 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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