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Friday February 05, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 February 2016

We're welcoming February by celebrating 21 years of project birthdays and preparing for the influx of proposals before the ApacheCon CFP closes. Here's what's happened this 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: 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.
 - Continued snappy performance continues across 6M+ weekly checks, yielding 99.45% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
   --12 February CFP closes for Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver
   --2 March - Travel Assistance ; 4 March - Early Registration

Apache Clownfish –symbiotic object system pairs with host dynamic language environments and facilitates the development of high performance host language extensions.
 - Apache Clownfish 0.4.4 released

Apache Commons™ Weaver –an easy way to enhance compiled Java classes by generating ("weaving") bytecode into those classes.
 - Apache Commons Weaver 1.2 released

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library that provides full-text search for dynamic programming languages.
 - Apache Lucy 0.4.4 released

Apache Tajo™ –a Big Data warehouse system on various data sources.
 - Apache Tajo 0.11.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache HTTP Server first debuted 21 years ago? Many happy returns to the most popular Web server on the planet!

 - Did you know that 18 additional Apache projects are celebrating birthdays this month? Gump and Portals (12 years); Directory, MyFaces, and Xerces (11 years); Tapestry (10 years); Roller (9 years); Continuum (8 years); Cassandra and Subversion (6 years); Chemistry (5 years); BVal and OpenNLP (4 years); Clerezza and Crunch (3 years); Knox, Open Climate Workbench, and Spark (2 years)

 - Did you know that the Apache TinkerPop graph computing framework and its Gremlin graph traversal language are the primary interface to IBM's Graph service?

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Big Data Hyderabad will present "Big Data Processing with Apache Spark" on 6 February 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 next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco --CFP and Early Bird Registration now open

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver --CFP open through 9 March

 - 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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