The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 December 2016

Another brilliant week with the following accomplishments from the Apache community:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 21 December 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at

Introducing Success at Apache –a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". – Success at Apache: Project Independence

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield "three nines" performance at 99.91% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 – CFP OPEN: Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America 16-18 May 2017/Miami
 – Session slides + photos available at; recordings are being processed and posted at Feathercast

Apache Community Development –helps those new to the ASF and Apache Projects take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 – REMINDER TO ASF COMMITTERS: please complete the Apache Community Development Diversity Survey (check your email)

Apache Apex™ –an enterprise-grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 – Apache Apex Malhar 3.6.0 released

Apache Hive™ –Big Data warehouse software that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 – Apache Hive 2.1.1 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 2.12.6, 2.13.5, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.14 released

Apache NiFi™ MiNiFi –a complementary data collection approach that supplements the core tenets of NiFi in dataflow management, focusing on the collection of data at the source of its creation.
– Apache NiFi MiNiFi 0.1.0 and C++ 0.0.1 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox 1.8.13 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries in December? Apache Portable Runtime (16 years); Logging Services (13 years); Cayenne, OFBiz, and Tiles (10 years); Synapse (9 years); Camel (8 years); Aries (6 years); ACE (5 years); Flex and Wink (4 years); Helix (3 years); Falcon and Flink (2 years) –many happy returns!

 – Did you know that an immersive introduction to the ASF for newcomers is available at the Community Development (ComDev) site?

 – Did you know that PayPal cuts costs tenfold by using continuous integration tools including Apache Aurora and Apache Mesos? and

Apache Community Notices:

 – The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more!

 – ApacheCon North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

 – The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at

 – Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos
 – Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from–all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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