The Apache News Round-up: week ending 13 April 2018

Hello, Friday. Let’s look back on our Apache activities over the past week:

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – Am I there yet? A n00b’s perspective by Charles Givre

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.
 – Three official Apache events will be taking place this year: 1) Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin (join us at FOSS Backstage); 2) ApacheCon North America/Montreal (Registration now open!); and 3) Apache Roadshow and Job Fair/Fairfax
 – Travel Assistance applications now being accepted through 1 May for ApacheCon/Montreal

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

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 519 Apache contributors changed 1,000,559 lines of code over 3,088 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Karl Heinz Marbaise, Duo Zhang, Matt Sicker, Claus Ibsen, and Jeremy Mitchell.

Apache Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 – Apache Oltu retired

Apache BookKeeper™ –a scalable, fault-tolerant, and low-latency storage service optimized for real-time workloads.
 – Apache BookKeeper 4.6.2 released

Apache Geode™ –a Big Data management platform that provides a database-like consistency model, reliable transaction processing and a shared-nothing architecture to maintain very low latency performance with high concurrency processing.
 – Apache Geode 1.5.0 released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-faceted programming language for the JVM.
 – Apache Groovy 2.5.0-rc-1 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 2.17.2 released

Apache Lucene™ Solr –an Open Source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library.
 – CVE-2018-1308: XXE attack through Apache Solr’s DIH’s dataConfig request parameter

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute Big Data.
– Apache NiFi 1.6.0 released

Apache Subversion™ –leading Open Source version control system.
 – Apache Subversion 1.10.0-rc2 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 8.5.30 and 9.0.7 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Apache Tinkerpop has two new pieces of documentation: 1) Collections Recipe, and 2) Gremlin’s Anatomy Tutorial?

 – Did you know that Huawei uses Apache Flink for its Cloud Stream Service?

 – Did you know that cron expressions generator Cron Maker webapp is powered by Apache Wicket?

Apache Community Notices:

 – 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

 – 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 the Apache Roadshow Europe 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

 – Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair – 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA

 – 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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