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Friday April 22, 2016

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

Whilst we're ramping up for the ASF's official conference, here's what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 May 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield ongoing marvelous performance at 99.89% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Join us at Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon/YVR and be sure to catch upcoming event highlights on FeatherCast

Apache Commons™ IO –a Java library of utilities to assist with developing IO functionality.
 - Apache Commons IO 2.5 released

Apache Fortress™ –a standards-based access management system, written in Java, that provides role-based access control, delegated administration and password policy services with LDAP.
 - Apache Fortress 1.0.0 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.1 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.6.1 release

Apache POI™ –well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 - Apache POI 3.15-beta1 released

Apache SINGA (incubating) –a general distributed deep learning platform for training big deep learning models over large datasets.
 - Apache SINGA (incubating) 0.3.0 released

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts GA, Apache Struts GA, and Apache Struts GA released , , and

Apache Tomcat™ –a Web server that is an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.69 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache Usergrid is a graph database with a REST API?

 - Did you know that Swiss International Air Lines uses Apache Wicket for its eStore?

 - Did you know that Apache project anniversaries in April include CXF (8 years); Avro, HBase, Mahout, Nutch, Tika, and Traffic Server (6 years); Creadur and Jena (4 years); DeltaSpike (3 years); and ORC and Parquet (1 year)?

Apache Community Notices:

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities

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

 - 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 In-Memory Computing Summit will take place 23-24 May 2016 in San Franciscso

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May 2016 in San Francisco

 - The SF Bay Area Apache Phoenix MeetUp will hold the first-ever PhoenixCon on 25 May 2016 in San Francisco

 - MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016

 - CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose

 - CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable 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 proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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