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Friday October 16, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 October 2015

Here's what the Apache Community has been up to over the past week:

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.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 October. 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.
 - 6M weekly checks yielded a smashing 99.81% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/ Check against established SLAs http://status.apache.org/sla/

Apache Curator™ –Java libraries that make using Apache ZooKeeper much easier and more reliable.
 - Apache Curator 3.0.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/curator/

Apache Derby™ –a subproject of the Apache DB project, Derby is a pure Java relational database engine that conforms to the ISO/ANSI SQL and JDBC standards.
 - Apache Derby 10.12.1.1 released http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_downloads.html

Apache Log4j™ –a well known framework for logging application behavior, Log4j 2 provides many modern features such as support for Markers, property substitution using Lookups, and asynchronous Loggers.
 - Apache Log4j 2.4.1 released http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

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 1.3.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.28 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache HTTP Web Server Project released v2.4.17 this week? http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement2.4.html

 - Did you know that 13 Apache projects are celebrating their anniversary this month? Apache Incubator (13 years); Xalan and XML Graphics (11 years); MINA and Velocity (9 years); PDF Box (6 years); Thrift (5 years); JMeter (4 years); Cordova, Isis, and OpenOffice (3 years); Chukwa and JClouds (2 years)! https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?date

 - Did you know that Uber uses Apache Hadoop, Kafka, and Spark for data management across 300+ cities in 60+ countries?

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

 - The Apache Roadshow returns to China: Containers/Cloud/Big Data/Incubation & more 24-25 Oct in Beijing http://www.huodongxing.com/event/9291887966700

 - Apache CloudStack will hold a MeetUp in London on 12 November http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-18631038939?aff=es2

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

 - The ASF Operations Summary: First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (May-July 2015) is available at http://s.apache.org/c2P

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

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

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