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Friday December 30, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 December 2016

It's a wrap! The Apache community's final activities of 2016 include:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 January 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield "three nines" performance at 99.92% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP OPEN: Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America 16-18 May 2017/Miami http://apachecon.com/
 - Session recordings are being processed and posted at Feathercast http://feathercast.org

Apache Commons™ Compress –library that defines a Java API for working with ar, cpio, tar, zip, 7z, arj, dump, gzip, pack200, bzip2, lzma, snappy, Z, xz and deflate files.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.13 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-compress/download_compress.cgi

Apache HttpComponents™ –a set of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 alpha2 released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.11.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/knox/0.11.0

Apache log4net™ –a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets.
 - Apache log4net 2.0.6 released https://logging.apache.org/log4net/download_log4net.cgi 

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 1.1.1 released https://nifi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Streams (incubating) –unifies a diverse world of digital profiles and online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes these datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and platforms for streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics use-cases.
 - Apache Streams 0.4.1-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/streams/releases/0.4.1-incubating/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that 620 individual Members and 5,934 Committers drive 350+ Apache projects and global operations? All volunteer: no days off! http://apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html

 - Did you know that the top 5 Committers in 2016 were Mark Thomas (3,032 commits), Claus Ibsen (2,890 commits), Gary Gregor (2,004 commits), Colm Ó hÉigeartaigh (1,900 commits), and Jean-Baptiste Onofré (1,825 commits)? http://community.apache.org/committers/

 - Did you know that Apache CloudStack powers large-scale Clouds with tens of thousands of nodes in production? http://cloudstack.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". First article: Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V

 - Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA) https://s.apache.org/romf

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q2 FY2017 https://s.apache.org/oTOF

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - 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! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami  http://apachecon.com/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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