The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 July 2015

It’s week 30 of the year –we’re more than halfway through 2015. Here’s what’s we’ve been working on:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 – Announcing Program for ApacheCon™: Core Europe –REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s Bylaws.
 – Upcoming Board Meeting: 19 August. Board calendar and minutes available at
ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 35,000+ weekly infrastructure checks yielded a nifty 99.17% uptime over the past week

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –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 Oak 1.3.3 released

Apache NiFi™ –Big Data automation system acquires and delivers data easily, securely, and reliably across enterprise systems in real time.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ NiFi™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox 1.8.10 released

Apache POI™ –a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook.
 – Apache POI 3.13-beta1 released

Did You Know?
 – Did you know that there were 12 new projects submitted to the Apache Incubator this year? 4 projects also graduated as Top-level Projects, and 1 was retired.
 – Did you know that there are currently 38 initiatives in development at the Apache Labs (our innovation "sandbox" to test technical concepts)?
 – Did you know that the newly-designed Apache Projects page at documents the evolution of the ASF’s more than 300 projects, From Abdera to ZooKeeper, including charts, PMCs, languages, contributor trends, and more?
Apache Community Notices:
 – The next Apache Flink Berlin MeetUp will take place 29 July
 – The CloudStack Silicon Valley MeetUp ("Jenkins + jclouds + CloudStack = On-demand Continuous Integration") will be held 4 August in Santa Clara
 – The second annual MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle
 – ASF Member Joan Touzet will keynote the Texas Linux Fest 21-22 August in San Marcos
 – Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe will be held 28 September – 1 October in Budapest
 – The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin
 – CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin
 – The ASF FY 2014-2015 Annual 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 and –all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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