The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 May 2018

And Friday is back! Let’s review our weekly activities…

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – Dip into the Apache Way by Nick Couchman

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 16 May. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series.
 – Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin 11-14 June/Berlin is coming up –register for FOSS Backstage and you’re in!
 – Schedule announced and Registration open for ApacheCon North America 24-27 September/Montreal
 – Save the date: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair 8 October/Fairfax, VA

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield fab performance at 99.72% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 569 Apache contributors changed 1,020,795 lines of code over 3,502 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Zhang Duo, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, James Taylor, York Shen, and Jonathan Hung.

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 – Apache Groovy 2.5.0-rc-2 released

Apache Impala™ –a high-performance distributed SQL engine.
 – Apache Impala 3.0.0 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 2.12.9 released

Apache Johnzon™ –a Java library for parsing and creating JSON.
 – Apache Johnzon-1.0.1 released

Apache Qpid™ JMS –newer JMS client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464), based around the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 – Apache Qpid JMS 0.32.0 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 8.0.52, 8.5.31 and 9.0.8 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the 20 new Top-Level Projects graduated from the Apache Incubator?

 – Did you know that Apache Mynewt is an embedded OS for IoT devices?

 – Did you know that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ E-licensing System 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 Twitter account

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

 – 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 24-27 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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