The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 December 2016

Happy holidays! The Apache community has worked hard this week on:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 18 January 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield steady performance at 99.23% 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 recordings are being processed and posted at Feathercast

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software forge, a Web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs, and more for any number of individual projects.
 – Apache Allura 1.6.0 released

Apache Apex™ –an enterprise grade Big Data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 – Apache Apex Core 3.5.0 released

Apache Edgent (incubating) –a stream processing programming model and lightweight micro-kernel style runtime to execute analytics at devices on the edge or at the gateway.
 – Apache Edgent 1.0.0-incubating released

Apache Fineract (incubating) –an Open Source system for core banking as a platform.
 – Apache Fineract 0.5.0-incubating released

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world’s most popular Web server.
 – Apache HTTP Server 2.4.25 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 2.13.6 and 2.13.7, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.16 released

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 – Apache Kafka released

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 – Apache Struts 2.5.8 GA released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the top 5 Committers this week were Stefan Bodewig (83 commits), Claus Ibsen (77 commits), Philippe Mouawad (73 commits), Sterling Hughes (51 commits), and Colm Ó hÉigeartaigh (49 commits)?

 – Did you know that Greenplum uses Apache Solr and MADlib (incubating) for scalable text analytics? and

 – Did you know that Apache NetBeans (incubating) began as a student project and has an active community of more than 1.5M users?

Apache Community Notices:

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

 – Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA)

 – ASF Operations Summary – Q2 FY2017

 – 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

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