The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 July 2017

Welcome, July! The Apache community kicks off the month with the following activities:

Support Apache –help sustain 300+ freely-available Open Source projects and dozens of Apache Incubator innovations for less than $14/day. Every dollar counts.

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 July 2017. Board calendar and minutes
 – ASF Annual Report for 2017 Fiscal Year

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield stonking performance at 96.68% uptime

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.10.6 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.7.3 released

Apache jclouds™ –Open Source multi-Cloud toolkit.
 – Apache jclouds 2.0.2 released

Apache Juneau (incubating) –a toolkit for marshalling POJOs to a wide variety of content types using a common framework, and for creating sophisticated self-documenting REST interfaces and microservices using very little code.
 – Apache Juneau 6.3.0 (incubating) released

Apache OFBiz™ –an Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications.
 – Apache OFBiz 16.11.03 released

Apache POI™ –library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 – Apache POI 3.17-beta1 released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments.
 – Apache Syncope 2.0.4 released

Apache Subversion™ –a simple, reliable Open Source centralized version control system.
 – Apache Subversion 1.9.6 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers technologies.
 – Apache Tomcat 7.0.79 and 8.0.45 released
 – End of life for Apache Tomcat 8.0.x announced

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework.
 – Apache Wicket 6.27.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that recordings from ApacheCon are available on Feathercast?

 – Did you know that Apache Syncope (enterprise identity management) has been downloaded 4K/month in 2017 thus far?

 – Did you know that Apache Drill (Big Data SQL query engine) is well suited for data exploration?

Apache Community Notices:

 – "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence 2) All Carrot and No Stick 3) Asynchronous Decision Making 4) Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI –the unconditional love of contributors 6) Meritocracy and Me 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community

 – Presentations from ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data are available; as well as videos and audio recordings

 – Check out the Apache Community Development blog

 – Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page and Twitter account

 – Apache ActiveMQ Call For Logo

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

 – The CloudStack European User Group will be held 17 August in London

 – Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory Computing Summit 24-25 October in San Francisco

 – ASF Annual Report

 – Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities –opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!

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