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Friday July 10, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 July 2015

The Apache community of 550+ Members and 4,700+ Committers successfully collaborate across seven continents. Here's what we've been up to over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - DEADLINE: CFP closes on 10 July for "Apache: Big Data" 28-30 September 2015 in Budapest

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Upcoming Board Meeting: 17 July. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - The ASF Infrastructure team runs more than 35,000 weekly checks for each service provided. Uptime over the past week has been a super-swell 99.36%

ASF Travel Assistance –this committee evaluates and provides financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to attend various ApacheCon events.
 - DEADLINE: Applications close on 17 July for travel assistance to "Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core" Europe

Apache Accumulo™ –a sorted, distributed key/value store based on Google's BigTable design, built on top of Apache Hadoop, ZooKeeper, and Thrift.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.6.3 released

Apache Directory™ LDAP client API –an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAPAPI (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache Directory LDAP API released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications. 
- Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.2 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.63 released
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.24 released

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server that can be used as a reverse, forward, or even transparent HTTP proxy.
 - Apache Traffic Server 5.3.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that 164 Apache Project Management Committees (PMCs) oversee 272 Apache projects?

 - Did you know that A1 Telekom Austria uses Apache Isis to rapidly develop domain-driven apps in Java?

 - Did you know that we're always looking for Apache success stories that we can share with the community? Send newsworthy metrics/users/datapoints/events of Apache products to <>!

Apache Community Notices:

 - A list of the latest Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - Apache Cayenne ‏will be at the New York Times Open Source Science Fair on 15 July

 - The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle

 - ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos

 - 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

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual 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 and --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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