The Apache News Round-up: week ending 25 May 2018

Ah, May … you flew by too quickly. Let’s look back at what the Apache community has been up to this week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 20 June. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series.
 – 11-14 June: Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin –event within FOSS Backstage
 – 24-27 September: ApacheCon North America/Montreal
 – 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA –Save The Date! 

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield brilliant performance at 99.74% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 521 Apache contributors changed 1,033,320 lines of code over 3,212 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Paul King, Syeda Persia Aziz, Zhang Duo, Daniel Sun, and Mark Thomas.

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 – Apache Groovy 2.5.0-rc-3 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak™ –a 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 1.9.2 released

Apache Lucene™ Solr™ –an Open Source enterprise search server based on the Lucene Java search library.
 – [CVE-2018-8010] XXE vulnerability due to Apache Solr configset upload

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute Big Data.
 – [CVE] Announcement for Apache NiFi 1.0.0 – 1.5.0

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java library for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox JBIG2 ImageIO plugin 3.0.1 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 AMQP 0-x 6.3.1 released

Apache Wicket™ –Open Source component-oriented Web framework.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® WicketTM v8.0.0

Apache ZooKeeper™ –a high-performance coordination service for distributed applications.
 – Apache ZooKeeper 3.5.4-beta released
 – [CVE-2018-8012] Apache ZooKeeper Quorum Peer mutual authentication

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that project-specific tracks and dedicated events co-located at ApacheCon North America include CloudStack Collaboration, Geospatial track, and TomcatCon?

 – Did you know that Netflix captures 500+B daily events using Apache Hadoop, Kafka, and Spark?

 – Did you know that Apache Superset (incubating) is an enterprise-ready Web application for data exploration, data visualization and dashboarding?

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

 – 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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