The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 August 2018

Happy Friday from the Apache community! Let’s delve into what’s happened over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 September. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 – 24-27 September: we look forward to seeing you in Montreal. 100+ Apache community-driven sessions: register today

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield superb performance at 98.54% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 418 Apache contributors changed 760,843 lines of code over 2,533 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Benjamin Mahler, Uma Maheswara Rao G, Stephen Mallette, and Jeff Elsloo.

Apache Commons™ Compress –defines an API for working with compression and archive formats.
 – Apache Commons Compress 1.18 released
 – [CVE-2018-11771] Apache Commons Compress 1.7 to 1.17 denial of service vulnerability

Apache Commons™ RNG –library that provides a collection of implementations of random numbers generators.
 – Apache Commons RNG 1.1 released

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-faceted language for the Java platform.
 – Apache Groovy 2.5.2 released

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library that enables developers to implement OData service providers (server) and consumers (clients) for OData V2 and V4.
 – Apache Olingo 4.5.0 released

Apache Qpid™ –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 – Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.29.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the Apache Incubator is the entry path for projects/codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation? Mentorship ensures code donations align with ASF legal standards and project communities are developed "The Apache Way".

 – Did you know that the Apache Community will be participating in HackTheAlps? Registration closes 19 August; sign up today.

 – Did you know that the ASF offsets its day-to-day operating expenses through the generous contributions of individual donors and corporate Sponsors?

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

 – 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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