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

Happy Friday, everyone. Let’s review the Apache community’s activities over the past week:

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – The Apache Way for Executives by Alex Karasulu

Support Apache –helping offset the ASF’s day-to-day operating expenses keeps Apache projects freely available for all.
 – From individual contributions to ASF Sponsorship to corporate matching gift programs, every dollar counts.

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2018 Fiscal Year
 – Next Board Meeting: 18 July. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series. Join us!
 – 24-27 September: Sign up for ApacheCon today and SAVE $300
 – 8 October: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair/Fairfax, VA –Save The Date!
 – Media and Community Partner opportunities available: contact if you can help.

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield sizzling performance at 92.97% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 504 Apache contributors changed 892,182 lines of code over 2,921 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jeremy Mitchell, Gary Gregory, Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Chris Brody, and Andrea Cosentino.

Apache Commons™ Pool –provides an object-pooling API and a number of object pool implementations.
 – Apache Commons Pool 2.6.0 released

Apache Directory™ –an ongoing effort to provide an enhancedLDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAP API (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 – Apache LDAP API 1.0.2
 – CVE-2018-1337 Plaintext Password Disclosure in Secured Channel

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore that provides connection management, cookie management, and authentication
 – HttpComponents Client 4.5.6 GA 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 2.3.2 released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments.
 – Apache Syncope 2.1.0

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 – Apache Tomcat 7.0.90 released

Apache XMLBeans™ –a tool that allows access to the full power of XML in a Java friendly way.
 – Apache XMLBeans under management of Apache POI project; 3.0.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that slide presentations from the Apache Roadshow/Berlin are available at ? Video presentations at too!

 – Did you know that the following projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache Tcl (18 years); Apache DB (16 years); Apache ODE (11 years); Apache STeVe (6 years); Apache JSPWiki (5 years); Apache Celix, Tez, and VXQuery (4 years); Apache NiFi (3 years); Apache Kudu (2 years); Apache Fluo, MADlib, and Streams (1 year)!

 – Did you know that you can meet members of the Apache community at the Apache booth at OSCON 18-19 July?

Apache Community Notices:

 – ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 – 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

 – 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

 – 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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