The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 September 2018

Welcome, September. Here’s what the Apache community has been working on over the past week:

Success at Apache –a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – 赢在 Apache: If it helps others, all the better. by Sally Khudairi

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: T-17 days to Montreal. Don’t miss 100+ Apache project and community sessions, from CloudStack to Spark to Tomcat to Geospatial to Hackathon, BarCamp, and more. Join us!
 – NEW DATE: 4 December: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source Job Fair. CFP open through 15 October

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield snazzy performance at 99.43% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 313 Apache contributors changed 391,173 lines of code over 1,733 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Harbs, Andrea Cosentino, Raphael Luta, Jonathan Hung, and Carlos Sanchez Gonzalez.

Apache BookKeeper™ –a reliable replicated log service.
 – Apache BookKeeper 4.7.2 released

Apache Daffodil (incubating) –an implementation of the Data Format Description Language (DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.
 – Apache Daffodil (incubating) 2.2.0 released

Apache Directory™ –provides directory solutions entirely written in Java.
 – Apache Directory LDAP API 2.0.0.AM2 released

Apache HBase™ –the Hadoop database; a distributed, scalable, Big Data store.
 – Apache HBase 2.0.2 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –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 2.14.6 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.7 and 1.9.8 released

Apache JSPWiki™ –a feature-rich and extensible WikiWiki engine built around the standard JEE components (Java, servlets, JSP).
 – Apache JSPWiki 2.10.5 released

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools.
 – Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.5 is released

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –an ALv2-licensed implementation of the "Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform" specification which is defined as JSR-299.
 – Apache OpenWebBeans-2.0.7 CDI container released

Apache Qpid™ –implements the latest AMQP specification, the first open standard for enterprise messaging.
 – Apache Qpid for Java 6.1.7 released

Apache SystemML™ –a machine learning platform optimal for Big Data.
 – Apache SystemML 1.2.0 released

Apache Tomcat™ Connectors –an Open Source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
– Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.44 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Apache ServiceMix (11 years); Hive, Pig, and Shiro (8 years); Airavata, Bigtop, SIS, and Stanbol (6 years); Curator (5 years); Storm (4 years); Yetus (3 years); DRAT, RocketMQ, and Royale (2 years). Many happy returns!

 – Did you know that during FY2018 ASF project contributors have added $624,946,835 worth of code?

 – Did you know that Lufthansa uses Apache Wicket for its pre-flight eShop?

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

 – Catch members of the Apache community at Solutions Hamburg 12-14 September in Hamburg –stop by the Apache booth and say hello!

 – ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal

 – The Apache Spark community will be presenting at In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2-3 October in San Francicso

 – The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC

 – 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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