The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 October 2017

October has been a great month, filled with all sorts of successes. Here’s what’s happened over the past week:

Success at Apache –the monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – Scratch Your Own Itch. by Ignasi Barrera [also featured in JAX Magazine special issue on Open Source ]

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 15 November. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield strong performance at 99.75% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 450 Apache Committers changed 894,321 lines of code over 2,789 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Daniel Gruno, Stephen Mallette, Daniel Templeton, and Paul King.

Apache Commons™ Codec –provides implementations of common encoders and decoders such as Base64, Hex, Phonetic and URLs.
 – Apache Commons Codec 1.11 released

Apache DB Derby™ –sub-project of the Apache DB project: a pure Java relational database engine which conforms to the ISO/ANSI SQL and JDBC standards.
 – Apache Derby released

Apache Hive™ –Big Data warehouse that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 – Apache Hive 2.3.1 released

Apache HTTP Server™ –the most popular Web server on the planet.
 – Apache HTTP Server 2.4.29 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.15.7 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.7.10 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 – Apache Lucene 5.5.5 and Solr 5.5.5 released
 – CVE-2016-6809: Java code execution for serialized objects embedded in MATLAB files parsed by Apache Solr using Apache Tika

Apache OpenNLP™ –Machine Learning-based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
 – Apache OpenNLP 1.8.3 released

Apache OpenOffice™ –leading Open Source office application and personal productivity suite for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
 – Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 released

Apache Portable Runtime™ –software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to underlying platform-specific implementations.
 – Apache Portable Runtime APR 1.6.3, APR-util 1.6.1 and APR-iconv 1.2.2 released

Apache PredictionIO™ –Open Source Machine Learning server used to manage and deploy production-ready predictive services.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® PredictionIO™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 – Apache Qpid Proton 0.18.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Yelp runs high resource-cost integration tests at scale on Apache Mesos?

 – Did you know that the Mahout based Universal Recommender runs on Apache PredictionIO?

 – Did you know that Salesforce uses Apache BookKeeper to store streaming log data?

Apache Community Notices:

 – Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 – "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 10) All My Roads Led to Apache 11) Scratch Your Own Itch.

 – 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

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

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

 – ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018

 – 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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