The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 March 2018

Let’s bid March farewell with a look back at the many Apache activities over the past week:

But first: cake and party favors!
 – The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way"
 – Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner
 – A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 18 April. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series.
 – ENDS TODAY: CFP for ApacheCon 24-29 September in Montreal
 – Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal

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

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 519 Apache contributors changed 897,504 lines of code over 3,230 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Hanisha Koneru, Carlos Sanchez Gonzalez, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Till Rohrmann, and Tellier Benoit.

Apache Accumulo™ –a sorted, distributed key/value store that provides robust, scalable data storage and retrieval. 
 – Apache Accumulo 1.7.4 released

Apache Ant™ –a Java library and command-line tool that helps building software.
 – Apache Ant 1.9.11 and 1.10.3

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 2.2 released

Apache Commons™ Text –Open Source software library provides a host of algorithms focused on working with strings and blocks of text.
 – Apache Commons Text 1.3 released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 – Apache Groovy 2.4.15 released

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world’s most popular Web server software.
 – Apache HTTP Server 2.4.33 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak – 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 1.0.42 released

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 – Apache Kafka 1.1.0 released

Apache Kudu™ –an Open Source storage engine for structured data that supports low-latency random access together with efficient analytical access patterns.
 – Apache Kudu 1.7.0 released

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 2.3.1 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox 2.0.9 released

Apache Qpid™ JMS –AMQP enterprise messaging implementation.
 – Apache Qpid JMS 0.31.0 released

Apache Struts™ –a free Open Source framework for creating Java Web applications.
 – Immediately upgrade commons-fileupload to version 1.3.3
 – A crafted XML request can be used to perform a DoS attack when using the Struts REST plugin

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that HBaseCon and PhoenixCon will be taking place 18 June in San Jose? Contact the Apache HBase and Phoenix project communities for more information and

 – Did you know that Orange Moldova uses Apache Wicket to Orange Moldova to build its Webapps?

 – Did you know that new projects in the Apache Incubator include Druid (Big Data), Dubbo (Java RPC framework), ECharts (charts and data visualization tool), among others?

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".

 – 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

 – ApacheCon North America will be held 24-29 September in Montreal **CFP IS OPEN!**

 – ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 – January 2018

 – 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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