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Friday Jan 29, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 January 2016

We've announced strong momentum and unveiled our new look http://s.apache.org/lj this week, as well as have had quite a bit of activity across the Foundation:

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 http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Stellar performance continues across the "three nines": 6M+ checks yield 99.90% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - ENDING SOON: 12 February CFP closes for Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver http://apachecon.com/
 - Apply by 2 March: Travel Assistance to ApacheCon North America http://www.apache.org/travel/
 - Register by 6 March: sign up and save $400! http://apachecon.com/

Apache Calcite™ –dynamic data management framework
 - Apache Calcite 1.6.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/calcite/apache-calcite-1.6.0/

Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.16.2 Released http://camel.apache.org/download.html

Apache Hive™ –data warehouse software that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - CVE-2015-7521: Apache Hive authorization bug disclosure http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201601.mbox/%3C20160128205008.2154F185EB%40minotaur.apache.org%3E

Apache HttpComponents™ Client – a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 Alpha1 released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

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

Apache libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache libcloud 1.0.0-pre1 release http://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.3.2 and 5.4.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.3.2 and 5.4.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

Apache Struts™ – an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5-BETA3 Beta released http://struts.apache.org/download.cgi#struts-beta

Apache Zeppelin (incubating) –a collaborative data analytics and visualization tool for distributed, general-purpose data processing systems such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, etc.
 - Apache Zeppelin 0.5.6-incubating released http://zeppelin.incubator.apache.org/download.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Mahout 0.11.1 scalable machine learning library will be in the upcoming 1.1.0 release of Apache Bigtop? http://mahout.apache.org/ http://bigtop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Cordova 6.0.0 is out, and includes support for Android Marshmallow (6.x) and iOS 9 support? http://cordova.apache.org/news/2016/01/28/tools-release.html

 - Did you know that you can learn what's next for Apache Flink in its recently-presented roadmap? http://www.slideshare.net/robertmetzger1/january-2016-flink-community-update-roadmap-2016


Apache Community Notices:

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

  - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016 https://fosdem.org/ --grab some swag featuring our new logo! https://twitter.com/Humbedooh/status/692332892475801604

 - The IoT / Industrial Internet Bay Area Meetup will be featuring Apache Apex (incubating) on 1 February 2016 in San Ramon http://www.meetup.com/IoT-Industrial-Internet-Bay-Area-Meetup/events/226364461/

 - Big Data Hyderabad will present "Big Data Processing with Apache Spark" on 6 February 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Hyderabad/events/227853405/

 - 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/

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/mesoscon/ (CFP open through 9 March!)

 - 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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