The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 November 2017

Enter November! The Apache community has been working on the following over the past week:

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 pert performance at 99.02% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 460 Apache contributors changed 915,743 lines of code over 2,359 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Stephen Mallette, Daniel Templeton, Gary Gregory, Tilman Hausherr, and Paul King.

Apache Any23™ –Anything To Triples is a library, a Web service, and a command line tool that extracts structured data in RDF format from a variety of Web documents.
 – Apache Any23 2.1

Apache Geode™ –low latency, high concurrency data management solutions.
 – Apache Geode 1.3.0 released

Apache Hive™ –Big Data warehouse that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 – CVE-2017-12625 Apache Hive information disclosure vulnerability for column masking

Apache Ignite™ –in-memory computing platform that is durable, strongly consistent, and highly available with powerful SQL, key-value and processing APIs.
 – Apache Ignite 2.3.0 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.14.4 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.6 released

Apache Juneau™ –Open Source framework for quickly and easily creating Java-based REST microservices and APIs.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Juneau™ as a Top-Level Project 

Apache Kafka™ –Open Source enterprise-grade scalable streaming platform.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Kafka® v1.0.0
 – Apache Kafka 1.0.0 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 – Solr Reference Guide for Solr 7.1 released

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a deep learning framework designed for both efficiency and flexibility.
 – Apache MXNet (incubating) 0.12.0 released

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

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox 2.0.8 released

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects. 
 – Apache Yetus 0.6.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that you can learn about Open Source governance, community leadership, open development, and more from dozens of members of the Apache community at FOSS Backstage Micro-Summit in Berlin on 20 November? 

 – Did you know that Apache Struts has new documentation?

 – Did you know that Yelp runs massively parallel integration tests on Apache Mesos with Task Processing?

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

 – Apache community members share leadership best practices on Open Source governance, community leadership, open development, and more at FOSS Backstage in Berlin on 20 November 2017

 – Meet members of the Apache CloudStack community at the CloudStack European User Group on 21 November in Leipzig

 – Members of the Apache community will be out in force at Open Source Summit Paris 6-7 December 2017

 – 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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