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Friday August 21, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 21 August 2015

Here's what the Apache community has been working on over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Register 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: 16 September. 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 an exemplary 99.89% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/

Apache Bigtop™ –a project for the development of packaging and tests of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
 - Apache Bigtop 1.0.0 released http://www.apache.org/dist/bigtop/bigtop-1.0.0/repos/

Apache Commons™ Compress –defines a Java API for working with ar, cpio, tar, zip, 7z, arj, dump, gzip, pack200, bzip2, lzma, snappy, Z, xz and deflate files.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.10 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-compress/download_compress.cgi

Apache Directory™ Mavibot –a MVCC B-tree implementation in Java.
 - Apache Mavibot 1.0.0-M8 released http://directory.apache.org/mavibot/downloads.html

Apache Empire-db™ –a lightweight data access and persistence component for relational databases based on JDBC.
 - Apache Empire-db 2.4.4 released http://empire-db.apache.org/downloads/latest.htm

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.11.0 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.4 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –a Web server that is an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.41 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-connectors.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can support The ASF by shopping on Amazon? http://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-0825376

 - Did you know that from Anakia to Zest, there are more Apache projects (92!) in the Library category than any other? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category

 - Did you know that the Stanford Libraries use Apache Solr for indexing and managing their 17 libraries, ~9M volumes, and Academic Computing Services? http://lucene.apache.org/solr/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - The second annual MesosCon wraps up on 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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