The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 December 2016

It’s a wrap! The Apache community’s final activities of 2016 include:

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 "three nines" performance at 99.92% 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 Commons™ Compress –library that defines a Java API for working with ar, cpio, tar, zip, 7z, arj, dump, gzip, pack200, bzip2, lzma, snappy, Z, xz and deflate files.
 – Apache Commons Compress 1.13 released

Apache HttpComponents™ –a set of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 – Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 alpha2 released

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 – Apache Knox 0.11.0 released

Apache log4net™ –a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets.
 – Apache log4net 2.0.6 released 

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 – Apache NiFi 1.1.1 released

Apache Streams (incubating) –unifies a diverse world of digital profiles and online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes these datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and platforms for streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics use-cases.
 – Apache Streams 0.4.1-incubating released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that 620 individual Members and 5,934 Committers drive 350+ Apache projects and global operations? All volunteer: no days off!

 – Did you know that the top 5 Committers in 2016 were Mark Thomas (3,032 commits), Claus Ibsen (2,890 commits), Gary Gregor (2,004 commits), Colm Ó hÉigeartaigh (1,900 commits), and Jean-Baptiste Onofré (1,825 commits)?

 – Did you know that Apache CloudStack powers large-scale Clouds with tens of thousands of nodes in production?

Apache Community Notices:

 – "Success at Apache" is 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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