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Friday January 01, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 January 2016

Happy New Year! We're excited to kick off 2016 with another week of accomplishments from 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.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 January 2016. 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 masterful 99.95% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/ Check against established SLAs http://status.apache.org/sla/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Call For Participation: Apache:Big Data North America - Vancouver 9-12 May 2016 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america/program/cfp
 - Call For Participation: ApacheCon:Core North America - Vancouver 11-13 May 2016 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp
 - Applications OPEN: Travel Assistance to ApacheCon North America http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Atlas (incubating) –a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services that enables enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet their compliance requirements within Apache Hadoop and allows integration with the whole enterprise data ecosystem.
 - Apache Atlas 0.6-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/atlas/0.6.0-incubating/

Apache Commons™ JEXL –a library intended to facilitate the implementation of dynamic and scripting features in applications and frameworks written in Java.
 - Apache Commons JEXL 3.0 released https://commons.apache.org/jexl/download_jexl.cgi

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.0-M1 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can help test the Apache CouchDB 2.0 candidate early builds? http://s.apache.org/u3y

 - Did you know that the Amazon DynamoDB Storage Backend for Titan now offers query execution engine and compatibility improvements using Apache TinkerPop (incubating)? http://tinkerpop.incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that in 2015 the Apache Incubator welcomed 29 new podlings, graduated 9 Top-Level Projects, and retired 6 projects? http://incubator.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - The ASF will be participating at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016 https://fosdem.org/

 - The next CloudStack European User Group will be held 3 March 2016 in London https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-19726408218

 - Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america

 - ApacheCon:Core North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/

 - The ASF Operations Summary: Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (August-October 2015) is available at http://s.apache.org/M0R

 - 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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