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Friday June 05, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 June 2015

We've kicked the week off with the release of our first official annual report, and have been busily tracking numerous activities across the Apache community:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP open for Apache events Europe --Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core-- 28 September - 2 October 2015 in Budapest

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Uptime over the past week is a kicking 99.51%

ASF Fundraising & Sponsorship –the ASF relies on individual donors and corporate sponsors to help bolster existing projects, incubate new initiatives, and promote meritocratic, community-driven development "The Apache Way".
 - Welcome new ASF Sponsor PhoenixNAP, joining Bloomberg, Comcast, Hortonworks, HP, and IBM at the Gold Level.

Apache Calcite (incubating) – a dynamic data management framework. Its cost-based optimizer converts queries, represented in relational algebra, into executable plans.
 - Apache Calcite 1.3.0 (incubating) released

Apache Commons™ Pool –Open Source software library provides an object-pooling API and a number of object pool implementations.
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.4.1 released

Apache cTAKES™ –an Open Source natural language processing system for information extraction from electronic medical record clinical free-text.
 - Apache cTAKES 3.2.2 released

Apache Flume™ –a distributed, reliable, and available service for efficiently collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log data.
 - Apache Flume 1.6.0 released

Apache HttpComponents™ Client – a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore. It provides connection management, cookie management, and authentication. This is the successor to the widely used Jakarta Commons HttpClient 3.1.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5 GA 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 2.8.1 released

Apache Mahout™ –an environment for quickly creating machine learning applications that scale and run on the highest performance parallel computation engines available.
 - Apache Mahout 0.10.1 released

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library which enables developers to implement OData producers and OData consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 2.0.4 released

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-1.2 specification (JavaEE 7). We pass the standalone CDI TCK and the JavaEE7 WebProfile part of the CDI-TCK (in Apache TomEE-7.0).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans 1.6.0 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - End of life for Apache Tomcat 6.0.x

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Airavata is a software framework for executing and managing computational jobs and workflows on distributed computing resources in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational Chemistry, Nuclear Physics, and other scientific fields?

 - Did you know that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uses Apache Phoenix to load and query hundreds of billions of records?

 - Did you know that eHealth Africa uses Apache CouchDB in their efforts to help implement, manage, and evaluate health projects?

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

 - Check out the Apache project-related MeetUps listed at

 - Intro to Apache Cassandra MeetUp being held 5 June in Zürich

 - The MeetUp/Study Group: EdX Intro to Big Data with Apache Spark will be held 6 June in Perth

 - "Big Data Processing with Apache Spark" MeetUp is being held in Hydrabad 6 June

 - The Mumbai BigData Half Day MeetUp will be held 6 June

 - A MeetUp/Discussion on Apache Geode (incubating) will be taking place 6 June in Pune

 - MeetUp/Study Group kick-off on Machine Learning is taking place 7 June in San Diego

 - 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

 - The SF Spark and Friends MeetUp featuring Apache Flink will take place in San Francisco on 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

 - The Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp will be held 30 June

 - 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

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