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Friday Mar 04, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 4 March 2016

Welcome March! Here's a peek at what's happened with the Apache community 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: 16 March 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) https://s.apache.org/9zLj

ASF Membership –from the inaugural membership of 21 individuals, the ASF has grown to 588 individual members and 5,317 Committers collaborating across six continents.
 - Next Members' Meeting: 22 March 2016. Official business + New Member voting

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 6M+ weekly checks yield glowing performance at 99.89% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver will take place 9-13 May 2016 http://apachecon.com/ --Early Registration ends 4 March.
 - Keynotes + Program for Apache:Big Data announced; early registration ends soon https://apachebigdata2016.sched.org/

Apache Accumulo™ –a robust, scalable, high performance data storage system (sorted, distributed key/value store) that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.
 - Apache Accumulo 1.7.1 released https://accumulo.apache.org/downloads/

Apache Attic –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Onami retired https://s.apache.org/KITj
 - Apache Rave retired https://s.apache.org/eP3W

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a HTTP/1.1 compliant HTTP agent implementation based on HttpCore (a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint).
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5.2 GA released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.12.1 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Apache Kudu (incubating) –an Open Source storage engine for structured data which supports low-latency random access together with efficient analytical access patterns.
 - Apache Kudu (incubating) 0.7.0 released http://getkudu.io/releases/0.7.0/

Apache MRQL (incubating) –a query processing and optimization system for large-scale, distributed data analysis, built on top of Apache Hadoop, Hama, Spark, and Flink.
 - Apache MRQL 0.9.6-incubating released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/incubator/mrql

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.5.1 released http://nifi.apache.org/download.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that all projects in the Apache Incubator, including those newly accepted, can be found at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/index.html ?

 - Did you know that The Groovy Podcast covers topics pertaining to the Apache Groovy programming language and its ecosystem? http://groovypodcast.podbean.com/

 - Did you know that Apache OFBiz integrates with third party eCommerce/Webshop solutions such as eBay, Google Checkout, and Magento, among others? http://ofbiz.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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 next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco http://hbasecon.com

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

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016 http://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) is availbable at https://s.apache.org/9zLj

 - 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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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community,https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Friday Feb 26, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 February 2016

We're wrapping up February with the following activities from within the Apache community:

ASF Operations –the day-to-day heartbeat of the Foundation, from accounting and administration to infrastructure and brand mangement and beyond.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 - January 2016) https://s.apache.org/9zLj

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 March 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Membership –from the inaugural membership of 21 individuals, the ASF has grown to 588 individual members and 5,317 Committers collaborating across six continents.
 - Next Members' Meeting: 22 March 2016. Official business, New Member voting will take place (candidates are Apache Committers who demonstrate merit in the Foundation's growth, evolution, and progress).

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 6M+ weekly checks yields splendid performance at 99.63% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver will take place 9-13 May 2016 http://apachecon.com/ --Early Registration ends 4 March.
 - How Apache Travel Assistance helped me get to ApacheCon http://www.apache.org/travel/stories/
 - Travel Assistance applications close 2 March http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.6 released http://www.groovy-lang.org/download.html

Apache HBase™ –the Hadoop database: a distributed, scalable, versioned, non-relational Big Data store.
 - Apache HBase 1.2.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/hbase/1.2.0/

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

Apache JSPWiki™ –a feature-rich and extensible WikiWiki engine built around the standard JEE components (Java, servlets, JSP).
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.10.2 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/jspwiki/

Apache Kafka™ –Open Source petabyte-scale Big Data distributed analytics engine.
 - Apache Kafka 0.9.0.1 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/kafka/0.9.0.1/kafka-0.9.0.1-src.tgz

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.5.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/core/mirrors-core-latest-redir.html

Apache Qpid™ JMS –our newer AMQP 1.0 JMS client, based around the Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.8.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, Open Source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.5.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html

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.
 - CVE Security updates http://tomcat.apache.org/security


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that 56 years of effort (COCOMO model) from 220 contributors has gone into Apache LibCloud? http://libcloud.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Capital One uses Apache Apex (incubating) for Big Data analytics? http://apex.incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Allianz, Carrefour, Orange, SAP, and Walmart use Apache Wicket Java Web framework? https://wicket.apache.org


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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 next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco --CFP and Early Bird Registration now open http://hbasecon.com

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

 - 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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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Thursday Feb 25, 2016

The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: November 2015 - January 2016

FOUNDATION OPERATIONS SUMMARY

Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015-January 2016)

"We've been really impressed with the support and mentoring Apache Brooklyn received throughout the incubation process resulting in its successful graduation late last year. We have also enjoyed participating at ApacheCon, in both North America and Europe, and are delighted to sponsor the ASF for another year. Looking ahead we are keen to donate Clocker (an Open Source project that leverages Apache Brooklyn) to the Foundation, as this feels like the right home for it too." --Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO, Cloudsoft Corporation


> President's Statement: 
A new year and a new look. Have you seen our new logo? We are very proud of it. Whilst staying true to our original feather we feel the new look represents the energy and dynamism of our foundation. Standing upright and proud of both its past and its future the new feather is a recognition of the excellent work done by our volunteers and is a symbol of the ongoing innovation found in our project communities as they continue to grow in both numbers and geographic diversity.

I'm thrilled that this quarter has seen our first two projects arriving at the Foundation from China, hot on the heels of our Apache Roadshow (organized by KAIYUANSHE, http://www.kaiyuanshe.cn/). During my ApacheCon "State of the Feather" in April 2015 I called for our communities to think hard about how we might benefit from a broader cultural and geographic engagement. Seeing these major Chinese contributions arriving at Apache within a year of that event is testament to the vitality and breadth of our communities (video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UkQBOvVhfw).

There were 5 new Top Level Projects in this quarter:

  • Apache Kylin
  • Apache Groovy
  • Apache Brooklyn
  • Apache Reef
  • Apache Arrow

For the first time we had an official presence at FOSDEM in Belgium this year. This was a great success with a further broadening of our cultural awareness beyond our own borders. We look forward to returning next year, but first we have our own North America Conference in Vancouver, Canada, 9-13 May. It's now too late to submit a talk, but it's not too late to submit an application for our Travel Assistance fund if you qualify for support, see http://www.apache.org/travel/. The Travel Assistance committee was reformed in September 2008 with the goal of providing financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to attend various ApacheCon events.


Events and Community: In October we held ApacheCon in Budapest for the second year in a row. We had 432 people in attendance for the Big Data portion of the event, and 200 in attendance for ApacheCon Core. There were, we believe, many factors contributing to this poor turnout, including the volatile political situation in Hungary at the time.

In May we will hold ApacheCon North America in Vancouver, Canada. The Call for Papers closed on 12 February, and we had 358 papers submitted. We are currently in the process of reviewing these submissions, and expect to announce the schedule for the event on March 3rd. Sponsorship opportunities are still open for this event.

In January, we had our first presence at FOSDEM. While OpenOffice has been present at FOSDEM for many years, this is the first time The Apache Software Foundation has been present. The table was staffed by a number of volunteers, and we used this opportunity to showcase the new feather logo, as well as to talk to many hundreds of people about the ASF. FOSDEM is an annual event drawing 5,000-7,000 people, and is held in Brussels, Belgium.

We are trying to engage more volunteers at the ASF, and to that end have launched a 'Help Wanted' application at http://helpwanted.apache.org/ where volunteers can be matched with beginner-level projects. We hope that this will both improve our retention of these eager new volunteers, as well as find ways to get some long-outstanding projects completed.

The Community Development mailing list continues to increase in traffic year to year, and we are trying to do a better job of ensuring that new arrivals are quickly paired with projects, so that they can become part of our mission.


> Committers:
 One of the key roles of the ASF Secretary's office is to ensure that new committers have their paperwork processed quickly so that they can get on with writing great code within our projects. During the initial stages of contribution there is no need for any paperwork, however, once an individual is granted write access to our repositories they must submit an Individual Contributor License Agreement. This is a good measure of the growth of our foundation in terms of the number of active committers we have.

Thanks to new tooling in the Whimsy project, a number of discrepancies (~100) were found in the contributor license records of the Foundation, which have been addressed. The tool has been useful to help ameliorate the problem.

In this quarter the Secretary processed 261 ICLAs. That's an increase of 24 over last quarter, and 261 more people with direct write access to one or more of our projects. These individuals join the thousands of existing committers who accept and process contributions from even more thousands of contributing individuals. The activity of these committers, and the community of contributors they serve can be seen at http://status.apache.org/#commits


> Brand Management: 
Our Foundation-wide educational and policy improvement work continues to pay off, as more Apache projects are getting organized about maintaining and promoting their brands in a more organized fashion. There is still a wide variety of experience and attention about proper branding and policing across our diverse volunteer communities, several projects are working on their own detailed how-to guides for companies that want to *properly* use valuable Apache brands as part of their products or Web presences.

Our detailed list of resources, both Apache policies as well as pointers to other valuable open source branding guidelines and information is improving our ability to respond, as seen by the more detailed questions we get from third parties, as well as by the ability of some projects to handle brand enforcement more independently. http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/resources

While open source and the project communities are well understood in industry these days, open source *governance* and brand management are becoming more important topics.  The ASF is often seen as a leader in governance and brand policing, both due to our strong history of independent governance as well as from our wide variety of popular projects spanning all software technologies. 

We will continue to provide more education and guidance for our projects, as well as improving and smoothing relations with vendors using our brands to ensure that our volunteer project communities always get the credit they deserve for building Apache software.

On the registration front, our projects are really beginning to respond, and many more projects are requesting both US registrations, as well as a variety of international registrations; including in one case a request to register a particularly detailed project logo.  We continue to exercise financial care with our budget by working with the relevant project communities to detail why registration is important for them to attract new project contributors around the world.

With the rise of both prominent Apache brands as well as a number of other major movements showcasing how important vendor neutral Open Source project branding can be, we also welcome feedback from the many organizations that both use Apache software to power their business, as well as extend our thanks to those who contribute code to our projects.

You can always ask the Brand Management team private questions at trademarks@apache.org


> Infrastructure:
 The infrastructure team continues where it left off last quarter focusing on its current priorities of automation, reducing technical debt, service resilience and monitoring of our machines and services.

Several aging physical machines were retired along with VMs being moved off self-hosted VMWare hosts and into our growing range of cloud hosting providers - making great use of new ASF Sponsor LeaseWeb services, among others.

Apart from the usual abuses of some of our public services, such as excessive downloading from our dist, svn or git , plus the odd attempt at our Moin Wiki, nothing really serious to note that wasn't dealt with via our Fail2ban or Blocky service.

In terms of statistics for the quarter we have:

  • 99.98% up-time for critical services 
  • 99.97% for core services 
  • 99.89% for standard services 
  • 99.95% average across all services 

All our SLA targets were therefore met or exceeded.

In this quarter 448 Jira tickets were resolved against 451 created.

Work is underway to migrate our Buildbot  and Jenkins slaves into our puppet environment making for a more comparable set of nodes to build against.

More progress was made with regards to our Github Integration services and more LDAP servers being brought into production.

A complete view of the status of our infrastructure, with up-time graphs, can always be viewed at http://status.apache.org/


> Financial Statement:



> Fundraising:
 This third quarter was another busy one for fundraising. We say it often, and will repeat again that the ASF is where it is because of the continued support of our Sponsors.

The VPs of Fundraising carried on with the outreach activities. We had open conversations with current and potential sponsors at a few events, including ApacheCon Europe. We see growing interest and adoption of Apache technologies. Not only ApacheCon has now two big events, ApacheCon Core and Apache: Big Data, as already mentioned in this report, but we see a constant flow of projects joining the Incubator and interest from new ASF Sponsors to help our efforts and operations (mostly infrastructure) costs.

This quarter welcomed four new Sponsors: LeaseWeb at the Platinum level, ARM at the Gold level, and Alibaba Cloud Computing and Confluent at the Silver level. We are very happy and thankful to see interest across different geographies, including China (Alibaba), and size of organizations.

This makes Fundraising another area that reflects our core values of fostering diversity.

Currently we are enjoying the support of the following sponsors:

  • 7 Platinum Sponsors: Cloudera, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Pivotal, and Yahoo
  • 7 Gold Sponsors: ARM, Bloomberg, Comcast, Hewlett Packard, Hortonworks, IBM, and PhoenixNAP
  • 12 Silver Sponsors: Alibaba Cloud Computing, Budget Direct, Cerner, Confluent, Huawei, InMotion Hosting, iSIGMA, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat Software, Serenata Flowers, and WanDisco
  • 7 Bronze Sponsors: Accor, Basis Technology, Bluehost, Cloudsoft Corporation, Samsung, Talend, and Twitter
  • 11 Infrastructure Sponsors: OSU Open Source Labs, No-IP, Symantec, Rackspace, Ping My Box, PagerDuty, Bintray, SURFnet, Sonatype, Freie Universitat Berlin, and HotWax Systems

We again want to express our deepest gratitude to our generous Sponsors for helping us deliver on our mission of being one of the most relevant and reputable organizations that provide Open Source software for the public good. 

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Report prepared by Sally Khudairi, Vice President Marketing & Publicity, with contributions by ASF President Ross Gardler; Rich Bowen, Executive Vice President; Shane Curcuru, Vice President Brand Management; Chris Mattmann, ASF Treasurer, and Tom Pappas, Vice President, Finance & Accounting at Virtual, Inc.; Hadrian Zbarcea, co-Vice President of Fundraising; and Melissa Warnkin, Executive Assistant.

For more information, subscribe to the announce@apache.org mailing list and visit http://www.apache.org/, the ASF Blog at http://blogs.apache.org/, and the @TheASF on Twitter.

(c) The Apache Software Foundation 2016.


Friday Feb 19, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 February 2016

We've had quite a productive week! Here's what happened within 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: 16 March 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 yields ongoing "three nines" performance at 99.92% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver will take place 9-13 May 2016 http://apachecon.com/ --Early Registration ends 4 March.
 - How Apache Travel Assistance helped me get to ApacheCon http://www.apache.org/travel/stories/
 - Travel Assistance applications close 2 March http://www.apache.org/travel/

Apache Accumulo™ –sorted, distributed key/value store is a robust, scalable, high performance data storage system that features cell-based access control and customizable server-side processing.
 - Apache Accumulo released http://accumulo.apache.org/downloads/

Apache Arrow™ –Open Source Big Data in-memory columnar layer.
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Apache Arrow™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/5Mc8

Apache Bigtop™ –a project for the development of packaging and tests of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
 - Apache Bigtop 1.1.0 release http://www.apache.org/dist/bigtop/bigtop-1.1.0/repos/

Apache Curator™ –keeper/custodian of Apache Zookeeper.
 - Apache Curator 2.10.0 and 3.1.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/curator/

Apache Hive™ –data warehouse software built atop Apache Hadoop facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - Apache Hive 2.0.0 released https://hive.apache.org/downloads.html
 - CVE-2015-7521: Apache Hive authorization bug disclosure (update) http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201602.mbox/%3C20160218012659.A394618DA6%40minotaur.apache.org%3E

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

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily by providing an abstract, event-driven, asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP vis Java NIO.
 - Apache MINA 2.0.13 released http://mina.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.5.0 released http://nifi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Qpid™ Proton –an AMQP 1.0 messaging library.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.12.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/download.html

Apache SystemML (incubating) –provides declarative large-scale machine learning (ML) that aims at flexible specification of ML algorithms and automatic generation of hybrid runtime plans ranging from single-node, in-memory computations, to distributed computations on Apache Hadoop MapReduce and Apache Spark.
 - Apache SystemML 0.9.0-incubating released http://systemml.apache.org/

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.12 released http://tika.apache.org/

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 6.0.45 and 7.0.68 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-60.cgi and http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi

Apache UIMA™ Ruta (Rule-based Text Annotation) –a rule-based script language supported by Eclipse-based tooling.
 - Apache UIMA Ruta 2.4.0 released http://uima.apache.org/ruta.html

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework.
 - Wicket 6.22.0 and 7.2.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/wicket/6.22.0 and http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/wicket/7.2.0


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache Community Development Help Wanted site allows interested parties to find out how they can participate with Apache projects and activities? https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Java creator James Gosling proclaimed that Apache "Zookeeper is just wonderful...I love Zookeeper"? https://s.apache.org/txVW

 - Did you know that gravitational waves can be analyzed with Apache Drill? http://drill.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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 next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco --CFP and Early Bird Registration now open http://hbasecon.com

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

 - 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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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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Wednesday Feb 17, 2016

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Apache Arrow™ as a Top-Level Project

Open source Big Data in-memory columnar layer accelerates analytical processing and interchange by more than 100x. 

Forest Hill, MD --17 Feb 2016-- The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache Arrow as a new Top-Level Project. 

A high-performance cross-system data layer for columnar in-memory analytics, Apache Arrow provides the following benefits for Big Data workloads:
  • Accelerates the performance of analytical workloads by more than 100x in some cases
  • Enables multi-system workloads by eliminating cross-system communication overhead

Initially seeded by code from the Apache Drill project, Apache Arrow was built on top of a number of Open Source collaborations, and establishes a de-facto standard for columnar in-memory processing and interchange.

"The Open Source community has joined forces on Apache Arrow," said Jacques Nadeau, Vice President of Apache Arrow and Vice President Apache Drill. "Developers from 13 major Open Source Big Data projects are already on board --by introducing a new era of columnar in-memory analytics, we anticipate the majority of the world's data will be processed through Arrow within the next few years."

Code committers to Apache Arrow include developers from Apache Big Data projects Calcite, Cassandra, Drill, Hadoop, HBase, Impala, Kudu (incubating), Parquet, Phoenix, Spark, and Storm as well as established and emerging Open Source projects such as Pandas and Ibis.

"Arrow's cross platform and cross system strengths will enable Python and R to become first-class languages across the entire Big Data stack," said Wes McKinney, creator of Pandas.

Apache Arrow accelerates analytical processing by providing a high performance columnar in-memory representation. A number of processing algorithms benefit greatly from this memory design. 

"A columnar in-memory data layer enables systems and applications to process data at full hardware speeds," said Todd Lipcon, original Apache Kudu creator and member of the Apache Arrow Project Management Committee. "Modern CPUs are designed to exploit data-level parallelism via vectorized operations and SIMD instructions. Arrow facilitates such processing."

In many workloads, 70-80% of CPU cycles are spent serializing and deserializing data. Arrow solves this problem by enabling data to be shared between systems and processes with no serialization, deserialization or memory copies.

"An industry-standard columnar in-memory data layer enables users to combine multiple systems, applications and programming languages in a single workload without the usual overhead," said Ted Dunning, Vice President of the Apache Incubator and member of the Apache Arrow Project Management Committee.

In addition to traditional relational data, Arrow supports complex data with dynamic schemas. For example, Arrow can handle JSON data which is commonly used in IoT workloads, modern applications and log files. Implementations are also available (or underway) for a number of programming languages including Java, C++ and Python to allow greater interoperability among a number of Big Data solutions.

"Real world use cases often include complex combinations of structured and rapidly growing complex-data. Already tested with Apache Drill, the efficient in-memory columnar representation and processing in Arrow will enable users to enjoy the performance of columnar processing with the flexibility of JSON," said Parth Chandra, member of the Apache Drill and Apache Arrow Project Management Committees.

Catch Apache Arrow in action at Strata + Hadoop World (San Jose: 30 March 2016, and London: 1-3 June 2016), as well as upcoming MeetUps and local events http://arrow.apache.org/events

Availability and Oversight
Apache Arrow software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Arrow, visit http://arrow.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members and 5,300 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache Arrow", "Arrow", "Apache Calcite", "Calcite", "Apache Cassandra", "Cassandra", "Apache Drill", "Drill", "Apache Hadoop", "Hadoop", "Apache HBase", "HBase", "Apache Impala", "Impala", "Apache Kudu (incubating)", "Kudu (incubating)", "Apache Parquet", "Parquet", "Apache Phoenix", "Phoenix", "Apache Spark", "Spark", "Apache Storm", "Storm", "ApacheCon", and their logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Friday Feb 12, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 February 2016

We wish you a happy holiday (Spring Festival Golden Week/Vasant Panchami/Chinese New Year/President's Day/Tet/Valentine's) weekend with a summary of our activities across 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: 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.
 - Continued superb performance across 6M+ weekly checks yields 99.89% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP CLOSING TODAY: Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver http://apachecon.com/
 - Travel Assistance applications close 2 March http://www.apache.org/travel/ ; Early Registration ends 4 March http://apachecon.com/

Apache Apex (incubating) Core –an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Core 3.3.0-incubating released http://apex.incubator.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache BVal™ –an implementation of the Java Bean Validation specification 1.1.
 - Apache BVal 1.1.1 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/bval/1.1.1/

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 1.3.15 and 2.12.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache MyFaces™ Tobago –a well designed set of user interface components based on JSF.
 - Apache Tobago 2.0.9 released http://myfaces.apache.org/tobago/download.html

Apache MINA™ –a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily by providing an abstract, event-driven, asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP vis Java NIO.
 - Apache MINA 2.0.12 released http://mina.apache.org/downloads.html

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 8.0.32 and 9.0.0.M3 available http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi and http://tomcat.apache.org/download-90.cgi

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Apache Traffic Server 6.1.1 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/downloads


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that new projects (a.k.a. "podlings") entering the Apache Incubator this month include Beam (Big Data) and Guacamole (Cloud computing)? http://incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know Apache Cordova released 6 new plug-ins this week? http://cordova.apache.org/news/2016/02/09/plugins-release.html

 - Did you know that we are beginning to collect ideas for this year's Summer of Code? https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VXQUERY-178?filter=12334770#


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - "Building smart bots with data analytics, machine learning, Spark and Cassandra" will be held 12 February in Toronto http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Cassandra-Users-Group/events/228015422/

 - "Modern Data Architecture using Flink and Hadoop" will be held in Chicago on 16 February http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Apache-Flink-Meetup/events/228225429/

 - The Melbourne Cassandra Users Group will hold Troubleshooting Cassandra for Ops Engineers training on 16 February http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Cassandra-Users/events/223688976/

 - The Seattle Java Users Group will present "Introduction to Apache Geode (incubating)" on 16 February http://www.meetup.com/seajug/events/228251283/

 - 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 next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco --CFP and Early Bird Registration now open http://hbasecon.com

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

 - 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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Friday Feb 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 http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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 http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - UPCOMING DEADLINES:
   --12 February CFP closes for Apache:Big Data + ApacheCon North America - Vancouver http://apachecon.com/
   --2 March - Travel Assistance http://www.apache.org/travel/ ; 4 March - Early Registration http://apachecon.com/

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 http://lucy.apache.org/download.html

Apache Commons™ Weaver –an easy way to enhance compiled Java classes by generating ("weaving") bytecode into those classes.
 - Apache Commons Weaver 1.2 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-weaver/download_weaver.cgi

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library that provides full-text search for dynamic programming languages.
 - Apache Lucy 0.4.4 released http://lucy.apache.org/download.html

Apache Tajo™ –a Big Data warehouse system on various data sources.
 - Apache Tajo 0.11.1 released http://tajo.apache.org/downloads.html


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! http://httpd.apache.org/

 - 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) https://projects.apache.org/

 - 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? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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/

 - The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May in San Francisco --CFP and Early Bird Registration now open http://hbasecon.com

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

 - 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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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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Wednesday Jan 27, 2016

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Strong Momentum; Enters 2016 More Influential, Innovative, Efficient, and with a New Look

Forest Hill, MD –27 January 2016– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced continued momentum in Open Source innovation and leadership.

"We continue to see strong adoption of Apache software across diverse sectors and categories," said ASF President Ross Gardler. "Whether users are seeking Open Source solutions or not, Apache ranks as a top choice. Our brand strength, proven leadership, and community-driven process enable individuals and market competitors alike to collaborate in a trusted environment. This, in turn, furthers our mission of developing top quality software that is bolstered by vibrant, active communities."

From Abdera to Zookeeper, the ASF is home to dozens of ubiquitous, best-in-class software projects such as Cordova, Flex, Lucene/Solr, Maven, OpenOffice, Tomcat, and the flagship Apache HTTP Server.

INNOVATION
Since its inception, the ASF has long been recognized as a leading source for Open Source network-server, network-client, and library tools that meet the demand for interoperable, adaptable, and sustainable solutions. Its reputation for producing reliable enterprise-grade software continues to grow dramatically across several categories, most notably Big Data, where Apache powerhouses such as Hadoop, Cassandra, Storm, and many others dominate the marketplace. According to Forrester Research, 100% of enterprises will embrace the Apache Hadoop ecosystem for data storage, processing, problem solving, and predictive analytics, particularly across Cloud environments.

Apache projects and categories that are experiencing widespread recognition include Ambari, Kafka, Mesos, and Spark --all winners of InfoWorld’s 2016 Technology of the Year award. In 2015, Apache products were featured more than 400 times in Gartner Magic Quadrant reports.

Projects and communities intending to become fully-fledged Apache projects do so through the Apache Incubator. This includes code donations from external organizations as well as established projects such as Groovy, which became an Apache Top-Level Project in November 2015,. There are 47 projects currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator, 60% of which are in the Big Data category. In addition, there are 39 initiatives in the Apache Labs innovation "sandbox" for testing technical concepts.

EFFICIENCY
Beginning with an inaugural membership of 21 individuals who oversaw the progress of the Apache HTTP Server, the ASF has grown to 588 individual members and 5,317 Committers collaborating across six continents. All development is done on a volunteer basis --some committers may be paid by their employers for their time and code contributions, but the ASF does not pay for software or project oversight. 

The private, 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization is funded through tax-deductible contributions from corporations, foundations, and private individuals. The ASF Sponsorship Program raises critical funds that helps offset day-to-day operating expenses such as bandwidth and connectivity, servers and hardware, legal and accounting services, brand management and public relations, general office expenditures, and support staff.

Approximately 75% of the ASF's US$1M annual budget is dedicated to running critical infrastructure support services. Each day, millions of people across the globe access the ASF’s two dozen servers and 75 distinct hosts. A distributed team (comprising 10 rotating volunteers and 5 paid staff) on three continents keep Apache services running running 24x7x365 at near 100% uptime on an annual budget of less than US$5,000 per project.

"The ASF founders were both pragmatic and provident in establishing an operation that is rigorously cost-efficient," added Gardler. "It’s amazing that we’ve been able to scale 35,000% over 16 years with very limited resources."

NEW LOOK
The ASF also unveiled a new visual identity today, the result of more than a year of planning alongside a design collaborative led by Lisa Dae and Fran Lukesh, whose services were donated by HotWax Systems and Lucidworks respectively. 

OLD LOGO http://www.apache.org/images/asf_logo.gif



NEW LOGO https://www.apache.org/img/asf_logo.png



"We are proud to debut our new identity, which reflects the Foundation’s truly diverse nature," said Sally Khudairi, Vice President of Marketing and Publicity at the ASF. "The simplified logo and feather glyph pay homage to our legacy whilst reflecting our forward-focused energetic growth. We’re looking better than ever!"

The new identity will be unveiled in Brussels 30-31 January at the FOSDEM conference, with the brand roll out continuing across Apache projects and activities throughout the year.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members and 5,300 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache Abdera", "Apache Cassandra", "Apache Cordova", "Apache Flex", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache Hive", "Apache HTTP Server", "Apache Lucene/Solr", "Apache Maven", "Apache OpenOffice", "Apache Spark", "Apache Storm", "Apache Tomcat", "Apache Zookeeper", "ApacheCon", and their logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Friday Jan 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 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 99.91% 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/
 - EARLY Registration now OPEN: save $400 through March 6! http://apachecon.com/

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 http://apex.incubator.apache.org/downloads.html

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 http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/jclouds

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

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 http://lucy.apache.org/download.html

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler.
 - Apache Nutch 2.3.1 released http://nutch.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 1.8.11 rand 2.0.0 RC3 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.7 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Ambari, Kafka, Mesos, and Spark each has won an InfoWorld Technology of the Year 2016 award? http://ambari.apache.org/ http://kafka.apache.org/ http://mesos.apache.org/ http://spark.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Forrester Research predicts 100% adoption of Apache Hadoop within large enterprises? http://hadoop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB issues a highly detailed newsletter each week? http://blog.couchdb.org/2016/01/21/couchdb-weekly-news-january-21-2016/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Solr Training for Beginners will take place 23 January 2016 in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Learn-Solr-Meetup/events/227860008/

 - Data Science Toolbox & Intro to DS with Spark & Zeppelin will take place 26 January 2016 in Sao Paolo http://www.meetup.com/Data-Science-Brazil-Sao-Paulo/events/227494723/

 - Orlando Data Science will feature Apache NiFi on 26 January 2016 http://www.meetup.com/orlandodata/events/227963685/

 - Big Data for Business Users will present Big Data for the Enterprise- Part 1 on 27 January in San Francisco http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-for-Business-Users/events/228036200/

 - Paris Big Data Classes presents Mise en place d'une infrastructure Big Data Hadoop / Mesos on 27 January 2016 http://www.meetup.com/Paris-Big-Data-Classes/events/227882770/

 - Cloud Budapest 2016/01 featuring Apache Mesos will be held 28 January http://www.meetup.com/Cloud-Budapest/events/227922125/

 - 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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Friday Jan 15, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 January 2016

Huzzah --the Apache Community has just exceeded 5,300 Committers! Here's what we've been up to over the past 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: 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 plucky 99.97% 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 Flex™ –a highly productive, open source application framework for building and maintaining expressive applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and devices (including smartphones, tablets and TV).
 - Apache Flex 4.15.0 released http://flex.apache.org/download-source.html

Apache SINGA (incubating) –a general distributed deep learning platform for training big deep learning models over large datasets.
 - Apache SINGA 0.2.0 released http://singa.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ Native Library –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDK's.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.4 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-native.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache geospatial projects such as SIS support OGC standards, and welcome presentation proposals for ApacheCon? http://s.apache.org/r4

 - Did you know that the re-designed Apache Projects Directory provides a wide array of information on project categories, communities, Committers, languages, podlings undergoing incubation, releases, and timelines? https://projects.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache OpenOffice has new Extensions, Templates, Administrative Interface, and Search functionality? http://sourceforge.net/blog/new-apache-openoffice-sites/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Apache Spark will be featured at Data Day Texas on 16 January in Austin http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/226622137/

 - 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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Monday Jan 11, 2016

Apache geospatial projects support OGC standards, welcome proposals for ApacheCon

by ASF Members Martin Desruisseaux and Sergio Fernández

The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache Community of Open Source software projects. Various recent Apache projects have a geospatial focus.

One of them, the Spatial Information System (SIS) project, has from the beginning been committed to the implementation of OGC standards. SIS is a free software Java language library for developing geospatial applications. SIS enables efficient representation of coordinates for searching, data clustering, archiving and other spatial functions. The library implements OGC GeoAPI Implementation Specification 3.0 interfaces for use in desktop or server applications.The Apache SIS project recently released version 0.6 of their Java library, with support for ISO 19115 metadata and ISO 19111 referencing by coordinates. This library is among the first implementations of ISO 19162, also published as the OGC Well-known text representation of coordinate reference systems. Apache SIS also provides support for reading and writing Coordinate Reference System (CRS) objects from GML documents and performing map projections with those CRSs. The Apache SIS metadata model has been updated to the ISO 19115-1 standard published in 2015 while maintaining compatibility (as deprecated methods) with the older version published in 2003. This update also integrates the ISO 19115-2 extension for imagery.

Recently developers of Apache Marmotta, an Apache Software Foundation project that provides an open platform for Linked Data, have been working, in collaboration with the Google's Summer of Code 2015, to extend their triplestore (KiWi) to support GeoSPARQL. KiWi is a high performance transactional triplestore backend for Sesame building on top of relational databases. It has optional support for rule-based reasoning and versioning. The new extension to KiWi makes use of the spatial support that PostgreSQL provides with the PostGIS extension, providing a full open source GeoSPARQL stack. This new feature is expected to be shipped in the upcoming 3.4 release, providing new geospatial support for querying data in many of the publishing scenarios in which Marmotta is being used (e.g. tourism).

There is interest on organizing a dedicated geospatial track in the upcoming ApacheCon in Vancouver. The community invites everybody interested in the topic to submit a talk --the Apache page on MarkMail where you can sign in to submit a topic is available at http://markmail.org/message/2gypkad7f5xcjzyy


Martin Desruisseaux, Manager of R&D at Geomatys, was one of the initiators of the OGC GeoAPI project. Sergio Fernández is a software engineer at Redlink GmbH and a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Salzburg. Both are committers and members of the Apache Software Foundation.

Friday Jan 08, 2016

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 January 2016

It's the first week into 2016 and we're off to a great start. Here's what we've been up to:

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 stellar 99.97% 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 Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Shindig retired http://attic.apache.org/projects/shindig.html

Apache Directory™ Studio –a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS.
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M10 released http://directory.apache.org/studio/downloads.html

Apache Commons™ Math –a library of lightweight, self-contained mathematics and statistics components addressing the most common practical problems not immediately available in the Java programming language or commons-lang.
 - Apache Commons Math 3.6 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-math/download_math.cgi

Apache HttpComponents™ –a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - HttpComponents Core 5.0 alpha1 released http://hc.apache.org/downloads.cgi

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

Apache OODT™ –provides metadata for middleware, and vice versa: transparent access to distributed resources; data discovery and query optimization; distributed processing and virtual archives.
 - Apache OODT 0.11 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/oodt

Apache Turbine™ –a servlet based framework that allows experienced Java developers to quickly build secure Web applications.
 - Apache Turbine 4.0-M2 released http://turbine.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that California's non-profit Cal INDEX statewide health information exchange runs on Apache Cassandra? http://cassandra.apache.org/

 - Did you know that load testing experience with Apache JMeter is the most in-demand requirement from recruiters over the 4 other most popular leading load tools combined? http://jmeter.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can track Apache Project community activities as well as the personal blogs + tweets of select ASF Committers on @PlanetApache? https://twitter.com/planetapache


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Open Source Analytics will present "Continuous Data Management for Hadoop and Spark – On-Premise or in the Cloud" on 12 January in Boston http://www.meetup.com/Open-Source-Analytics-Boston/events/226759308/

 - Seattle Data Science will host a JumpStart on Apache Spark on 12 January http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Data-Science/events/226688163/

 - The San Francisco Bay Area Big Data and Scalable Systems will hold an introduction to Apache Tajo on 14 January http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Big-Data-and-Scalable-Systems/events/227248757/

 - Apache Spark will be featured at Data Day Texas on 16 January in Austin http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/226622137/

 - 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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Friday Jan 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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Saturday Dec 26, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 25 December 2015

The collective Apache Community wishes you happy holidays and New Year! As the year winds down, we're still hard at work: 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.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August-October 2015 http://s.apache.org/M0R
 - 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 fabulous 99.96% 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 Directory™ LDAP API 3– an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAP API (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-M33 released http://directory.apache.org/api/downloads.html

Apache DS™ –an extensible and embeddable directory server entirely written in Java, which has been certified LDAPv3 compatible by the Open Group.
 - ApacheDS 2.0.0-M21 released http://directory.apache.org/apacheds/downloads.html

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world's most popular Web server since 1996.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.18 released http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

Apache Knox™ – a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.7.0 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/knox/0.7.0

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Hadoop supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 1.2 released http://kylin.apache.org/download/

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable dataflow system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.4.1 released http://nifi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library that enables developers to implement OData service providers (server) and consumers (clients).
 - Apache Olingo 4.1.0 released http://olingo.apache.org/doc/odata4/download.html

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 3.14-beta1 released http://poi.apache.org/download.html

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Finnish Savings Banks Group uses Apache Wicket for scalability and security? http://wicket.apache.org/

 - Did you know that social media management system AgoraPulse uses the Apache Groovy ecosystem for significant boost in productivity and agility? http://groovy.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Syncope leads in CrowdReviews.com's Cloud and desktop categories for best Identity Management Software? http://syncope.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 (exhibition booth, Developer Rooms, and more) 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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