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Friday December 11, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 December 2015

We've had another greatly productive week at the ASF! Here's what's happened within the Apache community:

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.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August-October 2015
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 December. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 6M+ weekly checks yielded a fabulous 99.96% uptime over the past week Check against established SLAs

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Call For Participation: Apache:Big Data North America - Vancouver 9-12 May 2016
 - Call For Participation: ApacheCon:Core North America - Vancouver 11-13 May 2016
 - Applications OPEN: Travel Assistance to ApacheCon North America

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 1.3.2 released

Apache Commons™ Configuration –Open Source software library provides a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Apache Commons Configuration 2.0-beta2 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ – a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.11.3, Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.25, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.12 released

Apache Kylin™ –Open Source petabyte-scale Big Data distributed analytics engine.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Kylin as a Top-Level Project

Apache log4net™ –a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets.
 - Apache log4net 1.2.15 released

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler that enables fine-grained configuration, relying on Apache Hadoop data structures, which are great for batch processing.
 - Apache Nutch 1.11 released

Apache Stratos™ –a PaaS framework that is designed to address the various challenges currently faced in the Cloud PaaS space.
 - Apache Stratos 4.1.5 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.67 released and Apache Tomcat 8.0.30 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can help test the the Apache httpd (Apache HTTP Web Server) 2.4.18 candidate?

 - Did you know that health insurance providers Oscar uses Apache Mesos and Apache Aurora to manage the fault tolerant deployment, scheduling, and resource management of their services and jobs? and

 - Did you know that Big Data projects Impala, Kudu, and Metron have entered the Apache Incubator as new podlings this month?

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Apache Spark - Introduction to Spark Streaming and Deep dive will be held 12 December in Bangalore

 - New York City Data Science will hold its Hadoop & Spark Panel Discussion on 14 December

 - Toronto Apache Spark #4 will be held 14 December

 - Spark on Mesos - "The Road Less Travelled" & Profiling users using Spark will be held 15 December in Tel Aviv

 - Bangalore Hadoop Meetups will hold a General Big Data MeetUp on 16 December

 - The Apache Spark Workshop will be held 16 December in Cluj-Napoca

 - The Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup will present "In-Memory Computing with Apache Ignite" on 16 December in Sunnyvale

 - Houston's first Spark MeetUp will be held 17 December

 - Data Scientists Project Group will present "Intro to Data Analysis with Scala and Spark" on 19 December in Mountain View

 - The Kathmandu Apache Spark Meetup presents "Introduction to Apache Spark - Lightning-Fast Cluster Computing" on 19 December

 - The first Apache Spark@Hsinchu 新竹 MeetUp will take place 23 December

 - Ankara Big Data MeetUp presents "Hadoop Ecosystem" on 23 December

 - The Bay Area Search MeetUp will be held 23 December in San Jose

 - The ASF will be participating (exhibition booth, Developer Rooms, and more) at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016

 - The next CloudStack European User Group will be held 3 March 2016 in London

 - Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver

 - ApacheCon:Core North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver

 - The ASF Operations Summary: Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (August-October 2015) is available at

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 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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