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Friday July 17, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 July 2015

It's been a great week! Here's what we've been up to:

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: 19 August. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 35,000+ weekly infrastructure checks yielded an excellent 99.95% uptime over the past week

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 in Budapest

Apache Atlas (Incubating) –a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services – enabling enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet their compliance requirements within Apache Hadoop and allows integration with the whole enterprise data ecosystem.
 - Apache Atlas 0.5-incubating released

Apache Groovy (Incubating) –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.4-incubating released

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world's leading Open Source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS/X and Netware.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.16 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 1.0.17 released

Apache Lens (Incubating) –a unified analytics interface that provides a single view of data across multiple tiered data stores and optimal execution environment for the analytical query, and seamlessly integrates Apache Hadoop with traditional data warehouses to appear like one.
 - Apache Lens 2.2.0-beta-incubating released

Apache NiFi (Incubating) –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data. Made for dataflow, NiFi supports highly configurable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic.
 - Apache NiFi 0.2.0-incubating released

Apache OpenNLP™ –a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text. It supports the most common NLP (Natural Language Processing) tasks, such as tokenization, sentence segmentation, part-of-speech tagging, named entity extraction, chunking, parsing, and coreference resolution.
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.6.0 released

Apache Parquet™ –a set of Java libraries for working with the Parquet column-oriented file format for Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Parquet MR 1.8.0 released

Apache Subversion™ –an Open Source centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
 - Apache Subversion 1.9.0-rc3 released

Apache Whirr™ –a set of libraries for running Cloud services and deploying clusters.
 - Apache Whirr Retired

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that NASA New Horizons' historic images and data of Pluto are part of the Planetary Data System, which is powered by Apache Solr, Tika, Tomcat, and OODT?

 - Did you know that just 3 out of ASF infrastructure's 5.56 million checks failed over the past week? That's 99.99998% uptime!

 - Did you know that we've just launched the revised listing of all Apache projects at From Abdera to ZooKeeper, excellent insight, including charts, PMCs, languages, the works!

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Cassandra, Cordova, Geode (Incubating), Giraph, HBase, Mesos, NiFi (Incubating), Phoenix, Spark, and more will be featured at OSCON 20-24 July in Portland, Oregon --stop by and say hello at The ASF Booth #22!

 - The Apache Samza Bay Area MeetUp will take place 21 July in Mountain View, CA

 - The next Apache Flink Berlin MeetUp will take place 29 July

 - The CloudStack Silicon Valley MeetUp ("Jenkins + jclouds + CloudStack = On-demand Continuous Integration") will be held 4 August in Santa Clara

 - 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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