The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 February 2017

It’s the last Friday in February, and we’ve had another smashing week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: rescheduled to 27 February 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

Community over Code –we have passed the 6,000 Apache Committer mark!

Apache Incubator –the hub of innovation for projects and communities intending to become fully-fledged projects under the auspices of the ASF.
 – Welcome new podlings —
   – Gobblin: a distributed data integration framework that simplifies common aspects of Big Data integration such as data ingestion, replication, organization and lifecycle management for both streaming and batch data ecosystems.
   – MXNet: a Flexible and Efficient Library for deep learning.
   – Ratis: a Java implementation for RAFT consensus protocol.
 – Community Voting now underway for new Incubator logo

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield solid performance at 99.85% uptime

ApacheCon™ –Tomorrow’s Technology Today.
 – North America/MIA overview: 15 May – BarCamp Apache | 16-18 May – ApacheCon Core (DevOps, Servers, Web Frameworks, etc.) + Apache: Big Data, CloudStack Collaboration Conference, FlexJS Summit, Apache: IoT, TomcatCon, and more
 – Travel Assistance applications close 8 March
 – Early registration and hotel incentives end 12 March | Apache Committers: register using your email + discount code to save even more.
 – Recordings from ApacheCon Europe 2016 are being uploaded at Feathercast

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

Apache Arrow™ –a columnar in-memory analytics layer designed to accelerate Big Data.
 – Apache Arrow 0.2.0 released

Apache Bahir™ –extensions to distributed analytic platforms such as Apache Spark.
 – Apache Bahir 2.1.0 released

Apache Commons™ Validator –provides the building blocks for both client side validation and server side data validation.
 – Apache Commons Validator 1.6 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 2.8.5 released

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

Apache Lucene™ Solr –the popular, blazing-fast, open source enterprise search platform built on Apache Lucene.
 – Apache Solr Reference Guide for Solr 6.4 released

Apache Mynewt (incubating) –a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 – Apache Mynewt 1.0.0-b2-incubating released

Apache RocketMQ (incubating) –a fast, low latency, reliable, scalable, distributed, easy to use message-oriented middleware, especially for processing large amounts of streaming data.
 – Apache RocketMQ 4.0.0 incubating released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that over the past week 7% of all Apache code contributions were made by someone new to the ASF?

 – Did you know that British Gas Connected Home manages its IoT data using Apache Cassandra, Kafka, and Spark?

 – Did you know that we’d love to hear how you #LoveApache? Feedback welcome!

Apache Community Notices:

 – "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence 2) All Carrot and No Stick 3) Asynchronous Decision Making

 – Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA)

 – ASF Operations Summary – Q2 FY2017

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

 – ApacheCon North America + Apache: BigData, CloudStack Collaboration Conferenxe, FlexJS Summit, Apache: IoT, and TomcatCon will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

 – Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

 – Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and –all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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