The Apache News Round-up: week ending 2 February 2018

Hello, February. Let’s review what the Apache community have been busy with over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement
 – Next Board Meeting: 21 February. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series.
 – The Apache® Software Foundation Announces ApacheCon™ and Supporting Global Events

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield ace spectacular at 99.99% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 524 Apache contributors changed 1,300,623 lines of code over 3,553 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Nick Couchman, Benoit Tellier, Duo Zhang, Yang Li, and Jean-Baptiste Onofré.

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads.
 -Apache BookKeeper 4.6.1 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.17.1 released

Apache Kibble™ –Open Source tools used for collecting, aggregating and visualizing software project activity.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Kibble™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache NiFi™ –supports powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic.
 – Apache NiFi MiNiFi C++ 0.4.0 released

Apache POI™ –APIs for manipulating various file formats based upon Open Office XML (ECMA-376) and Microsoft’s OLE 2 Compound Document formats using pure Java.
 – CVE-2017-12626 – Denial of Service Vulnerabilities in Apache POI

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464).
 – Apache Qpid JMS 0.29.0 and Proton 0.20.0 released

Apache Sqoop™ –a tool designed for efficiently transferring bulk data between Apache Hadoop and structured datastores, such as relational databases.
 – Apache Sqoop 1.4.7 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 – CVE-2017-15698 Apache Tomcat Native Connector – OCSP check omitted
 – CVE-2017-15706 Apache Tomcat Incorrectly documented CGI search algorithm

Apache Yetus™ –a collection of libraries and tools that enable contribution and release processes for software projects.
 – Apache Yetus 0.7.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the ASF’s original project –the HTTP Web Server– is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this month? Many happy returns, httpd!

 – Did you know that Apache Spark has won an InfoWorld Technology of the Year award?

 – Did you know that the Åland Islands Library uses Apache Wicket?

Apache Community Notices:

 – Apache in 2017 – By The Digits

 – 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. 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It’s Been

 – Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

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

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

 – The ASF will be back at FOSDEM in Brussels 3-5 February 2018. We’ll see you there!

 – The ASF is a Developer Week Community Partner 3-7 February in San Franciso

 – The Apache Tinkerpop community will be holding a MeetUp on Gremlin on 21 February in New York

 – Apache CloudStack will be holding their first German Meetup on 28 February 2018 in Frankfurt

 – Open Expo Europe – 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid

 – Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018

 – We’re teaming up with Berlin Buzzwords – 10-12 June 2018 (Apache Lounge dates: 11-12 June)

 – The 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage in Berlin 13-14 June 2018

 – ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 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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