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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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Friday Dec 18, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 18 December 2015

The Apache community of 550+ Members and 5,200+ Committers successfully collaborate across seven continents. Even as the year winds down, we're still hard at work! Here's what's happened 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.
 - 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 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 Oak 1.2.9 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Jena™ –an Open Source Java-based framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data applications.
 - Apache Jena 3.0.1 released http://jena.apache.org/download/

Apache libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple cloud provider APIs.
 - Apache libcloud 0.20.0 released http://libcloud.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.4.0 released https://lucene.apache.org/core/5_4_0/changes/Changes.html

Apache MyFaces™ –a JavaServer(tm) Faces 2.2 implementation as specified by JSR-344.
 - Apache MyFaces Core v2.2.9 released http://myfaces.apache.org/download.html

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data. Apache NiFi was made for dataflow.
 - Apache NiFi 0.4.0 released http://nifi.apache.org/download.html

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler that enables fine-grained configuration, relying on Apache Hadoop data structures, which are great for batch processing.
 - Apache Nutch 1.11 released http://nutch.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, Open Source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 - Apache Solr 5.4.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html
 - Reference Guide for Apache Solr 5.4 available https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/lucene/solr/ref-guide/

Apache Subversion™ –enterprise-class centralized version control for the masses.
 - Apache Subversion 1.8.15 and 1.9.3 released http://subversion.apache.org/download/#supported-releases

Apache Tomcat™ Native Library –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDKs.
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.1.34 and 1.2.3 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-native.cgi

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects.
 - Apache Yetus 0.1.0 released https://yetus.apache.org/downloads/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Flink now supports out of order streams, high availability, real-time monitoring, and more? http://flink.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Groovy has been downloaded more than 11 million times since the beginning of 2015? http://groovy.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache project birthdays in December include Apache Portable Runtime (2000); Apache Logging Services (2003); Cayenne, OFBiz, and Tiles (2006); Synapse (2007); Camel (2008); Axis, OpenWebBeans, Pivot (2009); Aries (2010); ACE (2011); Flex and Wink (2012); Helix (2013); Falcon and Flink (2014)? https://projects.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Data Scientists Project Group will present "Intro to Data Analysis with Scala and Spark" on 19 December in Mountain Viewhttp://www.meetup.com/StudyGroups/events/225889391/

 - The Kathmandu Apache Spark Meetup presents "Introduction to Apache Spark - Lightning-Fast Cluster Computing" on 19 December http://www.meetup.com/Kathmandu-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/226446244/

 - The first Apache Spark@Hsinchu 新竹 MeetUp will take place 23 December http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Spark-Hsinchu/events/227227891/

 - Ankara Big Data MeetUp presents "Hadoop Ecosystem" on 23 December http://www.meetup.com/ankara-big-data-meetup/events/227108556/

 - The Bay Area Search MeetUp will be held 23 December in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Search/events/225377136/

 - 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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Sunday Dec 13, 2015

Applications now Open for Travel Assistance to ApacheCon North America 2016

The Apache Software Foundation's Travel Assistance Committee (TAC) have announced that applications for travel assistance to ApacheCon North America 2016 are now open.

ApacheCon North America will take place 9-13 May 2016 in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.

This year's ApacheCon is split into two separate themed events:

 - Apache:Big Data --the Apache projects and people working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing, data engineering, and science
 - ApacheCon:Core --the technologies, projects, and communities driving the future of Open Source, ubiquitious and emerging Web solutions, and Cloud computing


Event details and are available at http://apachecon.com/ ; the Calls for Participation for both events are also open.

Important: due to the short timeframe of each event, only applications from those who are able to attend BOTH events will be considered. Applications close on 2 March 2, 2016. Please ensure your application contains as much supporting material as required to efficiently and accurately process your request. 

The TAC exists to help those that would like to attend ApacheCon events, but are unable to do so for financial reasons. For more information, and to apply, please visit http://www.apache.org/travel/ As with previous years, the TAC team anticipates a high volume of applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, and therefore encourage those considering to submit an application to do so as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

-Sally Khudairi, on behalf of the TAC team

Friday Dec 11, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 December 2015

We've had another greatly productive week at the ASF! Here's what's 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.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August-October 2015 http://s.apache.org/M0R
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 December. 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 Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software forge, a Web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs, and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.3.2 released http://allura.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ Configuration –Open Source software library provides a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Apache Commons Configuration 2.0-beta2 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-configuration/download_configuration.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 2.11.3, Jackrabbit Oak 1.0.25, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.3.12 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kylin™ –Open Source petabyte-scale Big Data distributed analytics engine.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Kylin as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/GZx

Apache log4net™ –a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets.
 - Apache log4net 1.2.15 released http://logging.apache.org/log4net/download_log4net.cgi

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler that enables fine-grained configuration, relying on Apache Hadoop data structures, which are great for batch processing.
 - Apache Nutch 1.11 released http://nutch.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Stratos™ –a PaaS framework that is designed to address the various challenges currently faced in the Cloud PaaS space.
 - Apache Stratos 4.1.5 released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/stratos

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.67 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi and Apache Tomcat 8.0.30 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can help test the the Apache httpd (Apache HTTP Web Server) 2.4.18 candidate? http://s.apache.org/9Lg

 - Did you know that health insurance providers Oscar uses Apache Mesos and Apache Aurora to manage the fault tolerant deployment, scheduling, and resource management of their services and jobs? http://mesos.apache.org/ and http://aurora.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Big Data projects Impala, Kudu, and Metron have entered the Apache Incubator as new podlings this month? http://incubator.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Apache Spark - Introduction to Spark Streaming and Deep dive will be held 12 December in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Developers-in-Bangalore/events/227008581/

 - New York City Data Science will hold its Hadoop & Spark Panel Discussion on 14 December http://www.meetup.com/Metis-New-York-Data-Science/events/226677813/

 - Toronto Apache Spark #4 will be held 14 December http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Apache-Spark/events/226531082/

 - Spark on Mesos - "The Road Less Travelled" & Profiling users using Spark will be held 15 December in Tel Aviv http://www.meetup.com/Big-things-are-happening-here/events/225339994/

 - Bangalore Hadoop Meetups will hold a General Big Data MeetUp on 16 December http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Hadoop-Meetups/events/227206435/

 - The Apache Spark Workshop will be held 16 December in Cluj-Napoca http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Data-Science-Meetup-Cluj-Napoca/events/227169515/

 - The Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup will present "In-Memory Computing with Apache Ignite" on 16 December in Sunnyvale http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-In-Memory-Computing/events/226754108/

 - Houston's first Spark MeetUp will be held 17 December http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Spark-Meetup/events/227185659/

 - Data Scientists Project Group will present "Intro to Data Analysis with Scala and Spark" on 19 December in Mountain View http://www.meetup.com/StudyGroups/events/225889391/

 - The Kathmandu Apache Spark Meetup presents "Introduction to Apache Spark - Lightning-Fast Cluster Computing" on 19 December http://www.meetup.com/Kathmandu-Apache-Spark-Meetup/events/226446244/

 - The first Apache Spark@Hsinchu 新竹 MeetUp will take place 23 December http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Spark-Hsinchu/events/227227891/

 - Ankara Big Data MeetUp presents "Hadoop Ecosystem" on 23 December http://www.meetup.com/ankara-big-data-meetup/events/227108556/

 - The Bay Area Search MeetUp will be held 23 December in San Jose http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Search/events/225377136/

 - 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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Tuesday Dec 08, 2015

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

Open Source petabyte-scale Big Data Distributed Analytics Engine in use at eBay, Exponential, JD.com, Meituan, MiningLAMP, and NetEase, among others.

Forest Hill, MD –8 December 2015– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache Kylin has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.

Apache Kylin is an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets. 

"Apache Kylin's incubation journey has demonstrated the value of Open Source governance at ASF and the power of building an open-source community and ecosystem around the project," said Luke Han, Vice President of Apache Kylin. "Our community is engaging the world's biggest local developer community in alignment with the Apache Way."

A leading OLAP-on-Hadoop solution, Apache Kylin fills the gap between Big Data exploration and human use, enabling interactive analysis on massive datasets with sub-second latency for analysts, end users, developers, and data enthusiasts. With these capabilities, Apache Kylin brings back business intelligence (BI) to Apache Hadoop to unleash the value of Big Data. Kylin originated at eBay, and was submitted to the Apache Incubator in November 2014.

"Apache Kylin brings Big Data to the enterprise and enables petabyte scale analytics on all the existing enterprise BI tools," said Debashis Saha, Vice President of Commerce Platform and Infrastructure at eBay. "We are extremely happy to do this in a community-driven manner and we look forward to continued innovation and collaboration of community members to advance Big Data OLAP."

"Apache Kylin provides a fantastic solution which enabled us to do 'real' interactive analysis on large-scale data without significant query latency anymore," said Yinan Wu, Lead of Data Platform at NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES). "Many thanks to the Apache Kylin team. Apache Kylin will definitely benefit more users who are interested in OLAP for Big Data."

"As one of the mentors for Apache Kylin it was a pleasure to work with the team," said Henry Saputra, ASF Member and Apache Incubator Project Management Committee member. "The team learned the Apache Way very quickly and have been developing in the open as part of decision-making and adding new committers. As a mentor of the project it was just a matter of providing guidance in the right direction to go --the team just executed to deliver high quality releases."

In addition, Kylin has relationships to several other Apache projects. "We have tightly integrated Apache Calcite as our SQL Engine, and we provided Kylin Interpreter to Apache Zeppelin," added Han. "Also, Kylin is big consumer of Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, HBase and Zookeeper, together with these other key members of the Big Data family, ASF is a natural home for Kylin."

Global adoption of Apache Kylin
Apache Kylin is in use at different organizations world wide, with rapid adoption as a critical analytic platform for the fastest growing Big Data market in China.

"It is great to see Apache Kylin graduate to a Top Level Project within a relatively short period of time," said Seshu Adunuthula, Director of ADI at eBay. "It has been an exciting journey seeing the community evolve around Kylin, adopting it and contributing to its newer capabilities. Several companies in addition to eBay are now using Kylin as their Big Data OLAP engines."

"Apache Kylin and its low query latency with ANSI SQL on extreme datasets feature helped us to replace legacy RMDBs of JD.com's JCloud Open API platform, which eliminated the challenges of extreme data growth and smoothly expanding our capacity," said Ling Zhu, Sr. Director of Cloud Platform at JD.com (NASDAQ: JD). "With insight on JOS API statistics data, growing by more than 700 million records every day, Apache Kylin enabled us to do multi-dimensional analysis on tens of billions of reconrds with latency in seconds."

"We have helped many of our customers with Apache Kylin to set up end-to-end business intelligence solutions," said Shicong Feng, CTO at MiningLAMP. "Apache Kylin has proved to be a very useful and powerful tool for multi-dimensional data analysis and reporting in the Big Data area, I would recommend Apache Kylin to anyone interested in making BI solutions on massive amounts of data."

"Apache Kylin is the best Open Source project for Meituan's data warehouse requirements among of other analytics technologies, with its great features including sub-second query latency on a billion records with high scalability and seamless integration with BI products," said Wen Li, Sr. Researcher of Engineering and Technology at Meituan.com. "The excellent support from Apache Kylin community enabled Meituan's Big Data team to respond quickly for a variety of needs from multi-product lines. We are looking forward to Apache Kylin continuing their good work and quickly evolving to bring more value to Big Data industry."

"Apache Kylin is the best OLAP engine on Big Data so far," said Wilson Pang, Senior Director of Data Services and Solutions at eBay. "At eBay, we collect every user behavior on every eBay screen. While other OLAP engines struggle with the data volume, Kylin enables query responses in the milliseconds. Moreover, we are also starting to leverage Kylin for near real time data streaming storage and analytics engine. All together, Kylin serves as a critical backend component for eBay’s product analytics platform."

"Working with the Apache Kylin team to bring Kylin through incubation to top-level status has been really exciting for me," said Ted Dunning, Apache Kylin incubator mentor, Vice President of the Apache Incubator, and Chief Application Architect at MapR Technologies. "The technical aspects of Kylin are exciting, of course, but just as exciting is the way that Kylin represents a growing involvement of Asian countries like China in the Open Source community."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Kylin 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 Kylin, visit http://kylin.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheKylin

About the Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator is the entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. All code donations from external organizations and existing external projects wishing to join the ASF enter through the Incubator to: 1) ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and 2) develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF. For more information, visit http://incubator.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 4,700 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 Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, 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.

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Friday Dec 04, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 4 December 2015

Welcome, December! Here's what's happened at The Apache Software Foundation 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.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August-October 2015 http://s.apache.org/M0R
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 December. 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 fantastic 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 and ApacheCon North America - Vancouver 9-13 May 2016 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

Apache BookKeeper™ –a reliable replicated log service.
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.3.2 released http://bookkeeper.apache.org/releases.html

Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.15.5 released http://camel.apache.org/download.html

Apache CloudStack™ –Open Source Cloud orchestration software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
 - The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache™ CloudStack™ v4.6 http://s.apache.org/VfP

Apache Commons™ Collections –a project to develop and maintain collection classes based on and inspired by the JDK collection framework.
 - Apache Commons Collections 4.1 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-collections/download_collections.cgi

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that approximately 75% of the ASF's annual budget is dedicated to keeping Apache Infrastructure running critical support services around the clock with 99%+ uptime over the past year? http://status.apache.org/sla

 - Did you know that the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-funded BioSolr project (developed to significantly advance the state of the art with regard to indexing and querying biomedical data with freely available open source software) has contributed part of the work back to the Apache Solr repository? http://lucene.apache.org/solr/

 - Did you know that Apache Apex (Incubating) is the industry’s first ever YARN native engine that fulfills the disruptive promise of big data? http://apex.incubator.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - The Spark Bootcamp will take place online and in-person in San Ramon on 5 December 2015 http://www.meetup.com/Emerging-Technologies-Conference/events/226246926/

 - The Kafka Meetup @ LinkedIn will take place 5 December 2015 in Bangalore http://www.meetup.com/Bangalore-Apache-Kafka-Group/events/225963923/

 - The ASF will be 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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