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Friday January 22, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 January 2016

With more than 350 projects in development, there's always something happening within the Apache community. Here are this week's activities:

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: 17 February 2016. 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 99.91% 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
 - EARLY Registration now OPEN: save $400 through March 6!

Apache Apex (incubating) –an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream processing and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Malhar Release 3.3.0-incubating released

Apache jclouds™ –an Open Source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform that gives you the freedom to create applications that are portable across clouds while giving you full control to use cloud-specific features.
 - Apache jclouds 1.9.2 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak – a complementary implementation of the JCR specification. It is an effort to implement a scalable and performant hierarchical content repository for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.14 released

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library that provides full-text search for dynamic programming languages.
 - Apache Lucy 0.4.3 and Apache Clownfish 0.4.3 released

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler.
 - Apache Nutch 2.3.1 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 1.8.11 rand 2.0.0 RC3 released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.7 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Ambari, Kafka, Mesos, and Spark each has won an InfoWorld Technology of the Year 2016 award?

 - Did you know that Forrester Research predicts 100% adoption of Apache Hadoop within large enterprises?

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB issues a highly detailed newsletter each week?

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Solr Training for Beginners will take place 23 January 2016 in San Francisco

 - Data Science Toolbox & Intro to DS with Spark & Zeppelin will take place 26 January 2016 in Sao Paolo

 - Orlando Data Science will feature Apache NiFi on 26 January 2016

 - Big Data for Business Users will present Big Data for the Enterprise- Part 1 on 27 January in San Francisco

 - Paris Big Data Classes presents Mise en place d'une infrastructure Big Data Hadoop / Mesos on 27 January 2016

 - Cloud Budapest 2016/01 featuring Apache Mesos will be held 28 January

 - The ASF will be participating 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

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

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

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