The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 March 2018

Happy Friday, everyone! We’ve been rather busy in ApacheLand with the following activities:

"Success at Apache" –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country by Von Gosling

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 21 March. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series.
 – Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal
 – CFP is open for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal
 – ApacheCon and The Open Geospatial Consortium team up to advance the implementation of geospatial data and processing across Apache projects

Apache Community Development –helps newcomers take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 – The ASF is a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for the 13th consecutive year. Students: roll up sleeves and get started with dozens of Apache projects at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield snapping performance at 99.98% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 545 Apache contributors changed 1,529,153 lines of code over 4,008 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Sijie Guo, Duo Zhang, Dan Kirkwood, Andrea Cosentino and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 – Apache Groovy 2.6.0-alpha-3 released

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 – Apache HBase 2.0.0-beta-2

Apache Hivemall (incubating) –a scalable machine learning library implemented as Hive UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.
 – Apache Hivemall 0.5.0-incubating released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.6.10 released

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed streaming platform.
 – Apache Kafka 1.0.1

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 – Apache Kylin 2.3.0 released

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple cloud provider APIs.
 – Apache Libcloud 2.3.0 release

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 – Apache Lucene 6.6.3 and Solr 6.6.3 released

Apache Parquet™ –a general-purpose columnar file format supporting nested data.
 – Apache Parquet C++ release 1.4.0 released

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 – Apache Qpid JMS 0.30.0, Apache Qpid Proton 0.21.0, and Qpid Broker-J 7.0.2 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies.
 – Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.43 released

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 – Apache UIMA Java SDK 3.0.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Netflix uses Apache Kafka to scale its architecture across 4,000+ brokers and > 1 trillion messages per day?

 – Did you know that Apache NetBeans (incubating) seeks programmers to help test its newest release?

 – Did you know that you can keep up to date with the latest developments on the ASF Community Development (ComDev) activities through their monthly blog?

Apache Community Notices:

 – The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 – 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 13) A Newbie’s Narrative 14) Contributing to Open Source even with a high-pressure job 15) Success at Apache: Open Innovation from a Non-native English Country

 – 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 and Twitter account

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

 – Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin

 – 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

 – Apache Big Data project communities will be participating at DataWorks Summit 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose

 – 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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