The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 September 2017

Happy Friday! Let’s review what the Apache community has been working on over the past week:
Success at Apache –the monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation by Luke Han

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 20 September. Board calendar and minutes
 – ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018

ASF Infrastructure –our mighty distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield shazam performance at 99.85% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 460 Committers changed 1,011,972 lines of code over 2,764 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Jian He, Samarth Jain, Francesco Chicchiriccò, and Claus Ibsen.

Apache Bahir™ –extensions to distributed analytic platforms such as Apache Spark.
 – Apache Bahir 2.2.0 released

Apache Chemistry™ cmislib –provides Open Source implementations of the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification.
 – Apache Chemistry cmislib 0.6.0 released

Apache Commons™ –Commons CSV reads and writes files in variations of the Comma Separated Value (CSV) format.
 – Apache Commons CSV 1.5 released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 – Apache Groovy 2.6.0-alpha-1 released

Apache HttpComponents™ Core –HTTP transport library including support for asynchronous execution based on Java NIO.
 – Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 alpha4 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 – Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.18 and Jackrabbit 2.6.9 released and Jackrabbit 2.4 retired

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 – Apache Lucene 6.6.1 and Solr 6.6.1 released

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a flexible and efficient library for deep learning.
 – Apache MXNet (incubating) 0.11.0 released

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library which enables developers to implement OData service providers (server) and consumers (clients).
 – Apache Olingo 4.4.0 released

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 – Apache OpenMeetings 3.3.1 released

Apache Qpid™ – a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 – Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.21.0 released

Apache Struts™ –Open Source framework for creating Java Web applications.
 – Apache Struts 2.3.34 and 2.5.13 General Availability with Security Fixes released

Apache Tomcat™ Native Library –provides portable API for features not found in contemporary JDKs.
 – Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.14 released

Apache Traffic Server™ –a high performance, scalable HTTP Intermediary and proxy cache.
 – Apache Traffic Server v7.1.1 released

Apache VCL™ –a self-service system used to dynamically provision and broker remote access to a dedicated compute environment for an end-user.
 – Apache VCL 2.5 released

Apache Wicket™ –an Open Source Java component oriented Web application framework.
 – Apache Wicket 6.27.1 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Netflix uses Apache Tinkerpop for storing and querying highly-interconnected data at scale?

 – Did you know that The New York Times uses Apache Kafka to store and process every article ever published?

 – Did you know that Emirates Reit Real Estate Investment Trust uses Apache Wicket?

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 Rule of the Makers 5) JFDI –the unconditional love of contributors 6) Meritocracy and Me 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community 8) Meritocracy. 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation
 – Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

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

 – Check out the latest Apache Community Development newsletter

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

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

 – TomcatCon will be held 25 September in London

 – Meet members of the Apache Big Data communities at DataWorks/Hadoop Summit 20-21 September in Sydney

 – The Apache community will be at All Things Open –stop by the ASF booth and say hello! 23-24 October in Raleigh

 – Learn about Apache Atlas, AriaTosca (incubating), Hadoop YARN, Kafka, ManifoldCF, Ranger, Spot (incubating), Thrift, and more at Open Source Summit Europe + ELC Europe 2017 23-26 October in Prague

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

 – ASF Annual Report is available at

 – 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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