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Friday August 14, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 14 August 2015

We're always smiling at Apache! Here's what happened across the Foundation 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 http://s.apache.org/eg4

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 http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 35,000+ weekly infrastructure checks yielded a grand 99.82% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software forge, a Web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs, and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.3.1 released http://allura.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ DBCP –Open Source software library implements database connection pooling.
 - Apache Commons DBCP 2.1.1 released http://commons.apache.org/dbcp/download_dbcp.cgi

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple Cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache Libcloud 0.18.0 released http://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-1.2 specification (JavaEE 7).
 - Apache OpenWebBeans-1.6.2 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/openwebbeans/1.6.2/

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 4.1.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/stratos

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.10 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/tika/apache-tika-1.10-src.zip

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.8.1 and Apache UIMA DUCC 2.0.0 released http://uima.apache.org/news.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache jUDDI is celebrating its 5th birthday at the ASF? Apache Any23, Apache Lucene.Net, and Apache Oozie are celebrating their 3rd birthday! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that United Airlines, Patagonia, and IEEE Computer Society use Apache OFBiz?

 - Did you know that the definitive Apache Community "how-to" guide can be found at http://community.apache.org/?


Apache Community Notices:

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

  - 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 http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/224213826/

 - Beta Test Apache Cassandra Certification will be held 17 August in Santa Clara http://www.meetup.com/DataStax-Cassandra-South-Bay-Users/events/224269417/

 - The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos https://2015.texaslinuxfest.org/

 - The Big Data Innovation conference will feature an "Apache Innovation" track 9-10 September in Boston http://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-innovation-boston-2015/

 - Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - The next Lucene/Solr Revolution will be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 6-8 February 2016 https://fosdem.org/

 - The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual Report is available at http://s.apache.org/ZVp

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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