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Friday August 07, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 August 2015

With the Apache footprint covering 7 continents, we seemingly never break for holidays! Here's what happened over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Registration open for Apache: Big Data 28-30 September and ApacheCon: Core Europe 1-2 October 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: 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 a fabulous 99.94% uptime over the past week

Apache Commons™ Pool –Open Source software library provides an object-pooling API and a number of object pool implementations.
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.4.2 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 1.0.18 released

Apache Logging Services™ –producers of the most used Open Source logging framework ever.
 - Apache Logging Services Project Announces Log4j 1 End-Of-Life; Recommends Upgrade to Log4j 2

Apache Mahout™ –an Open Source environment for quickly creating machine learning applications that scale and run on the highest performance parallel computation engines available.
 - Apache Mahout 0.10.2 released

Apache Stratos™ –a highly-extensible Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) framework that helps run Apache Tomcat, PHP, and MySQL applications that can be extended to support many more environments on all major Cloud infrastructures.
 - Apache Stratos 4.1.0 released

Apache Syncope™ – an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in JEE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.5 released

Apache Zeppelin (Incubating) –a Web-based notebook that enables interactive data analytics with many different distributed computing back-end system support, to make data analytics more fun and enjoyable.
 - Apache Zeppelin 0.5.0-incubating released

Apache Zest™ –Open Source Composite Oriented Programming platform and tools provides "New Energy For Java".
 - The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache™ Zest™ v2.1

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache OpenOffice has exceeded 150 Million downloads?

 - Did you know that the Apache Roadshow is returning to Asia? See you in Beijing, China 12-14 September 2015!

 - Did you know that the definitive Apache Community "how-to" guide can be found at

Apache Community Notices:

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - The Istanbul Spark Meetup will host "Hadoop ile Merhaba Dünya (Workshop)" on 8 August in Istanbul

 - The Advanced Apache Spark Meetup will feature Apache Spark and Kafka on 10 August in Mountain View

 - The Houston Hadoop Meetup Group will feature Apache Solr on 11 August

 - The Boston Area Cloud Foundry Meetup will feature Apache Mesos on 11 August in Cambridge

 - Code.Brew will feature "Enterprise Dataflow with Apache NiFi" on 13 August in Dulles

 - The Seattle JS MeetUp will host "Apache Cordova and Maker.js" on 13 August

 - The NJ Data Science - Apache Spark MeetUp will present "Spark Streaming" on 13 August in Princeton

 - The Big Data & NoSQL Meetup Hamburg will feature Apache Spark on 13 August

 - The Bay Area Apache Flink Meetup announces a 20% discount code and presentation on Apache Flink at the Big Data Scala By the Bay Conference on 17 August in Oakland

 - Beta Test Apache Cassandra Certification will be held 17 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

 - The Big Data Innovation conference will feature an "Apache Innovation" track 9-10 September in Boston

 - 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

 - The next Lucene/Solr Revolution will be held 13-16 October in Austin

 - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 6-8 February 2016

 - 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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