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Friday May 29, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 May 2015

It's been quite a productive week! Here's what's been going on within the Apache community:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Announcing updates to ApacheCon Europe; Introducing Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core, taking place in Budapest 28 September - 2 October 2015

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - The system is currently undergoing maintenance, however, uptime over the past week was a tip-top 100.000%

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 - CVE-2015-1772: Apache Hive Authentication vulnerability in HiveServer2

Apache Commons™ Email –an API for sending email built on top of the JavaMail API, which it aims to simplify.
 - Apache Commons Email v1.4 released

Apache OFBiz™ –Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), E-Business / E-Commerce, SCM (Supply Chain Management), MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning), MMS/EAM (Maintenance Management System/Enterprise Asset Management), and POS (Point Of Sale).
 - Apache OFBiz 13.07.02 released

Apache OpenMeetings™ –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.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.0.6 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.23 available

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Whisker assists complex assembled applications maintain correct legal documentation by verifying and generating meta-data documents and distribution?

 - Did you know that Facebook used Apache ORC to help scale their data warehouse to 300 PB?

 - Did you know that Apache Zest is the first project to become a Top-level Project (TLP) without going through the Apache Incubator?

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice

 - Audio recordings from select tracks from ApacheCon Austin are available at includes Cloud, Community, httpd, and Apache HTTP Server Founder's panel!

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online

 - Apache CouchDB is seeking design and editorial assistance in English

 - The next Lucene/Solr London User Group meetup will take place 4 June

 - Submit your proposal for CloudStack Days Seattle (co-located with LinuxCon) by 12 June

 - The Karlsruhe DevOps Meetup featuring Apache Mesos and Aurora will be held 16 June

 - Catch Apache Bigtop, Hadoop, Spark, Geode (Incubating) and Ignite (Incubating) in action at the In-Memory Computing Summit 29-30 June in San Francsico

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin

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

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