The Apache News Round-up: week ending 14 August 2015

We’re always smiling at Apache! Here’s what happened across the Foundation over the past week:

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 – Registration open for Apache: Big Data 28-30 September and ApacheCon: Core Europe 1-2 October in Budapest

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 grand 99.82% uptime over the past week

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 1.3.1 released

Apache Commons™ DBCP –Open Source software library implements database connection pooling.
 – Apache Commons DBCP 2.1.1 released

Apache Libcloud™ –a Python library that abstracts away the differences among multiple Cloud provider APIs.
 – Apache Libcloud 0.18.0 released

Apache OpenWebBeans™ –a CDI container (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java) and targets the CDI-1.2 specification (JavaEE 7).
 – Apache OpenWebBeans-1.6.2 released

Apache Stratos™ –a highly-extensible Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) framework that helps run Apache Tomcat, PHP, and MySQL applications that can be extended to support many more environments on all major Cloud infrastructures.
 – Apache Stratos 4.1.1 released

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 – Apache Tika 1.10 released

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 – Apache UIMA Java SDK 2.8.1 and Apache UIMA DUCC 2.0.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Apache jUDDI is celebrating its 5th birthday at the ASF? Apache Any23, Apache Lucene.Net, and Apache Oozie are celebrating their 3rd birthday!
 – Did you know that United Airlines, Patagonia, and IEEE Computer Society use Apache OFBiz?
 – Did you know that the definitive Apache Community "how-to" guide can be found at
Apache Community Notices:

 – The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

  – The Bay Area Apache Flink Meetup announces a 20% discount code and presentation on Apache Flink at the Big Data Scala By the Bay Conference on 17 August in Oakland

 – Beta Test Apache Cassandra Certification will be held 17 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

 – The Big Data Innovation conference will feature an "Apache Innovation" track 9-10 September in Boston

 – 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

 – The next Lucene/Solr Revolution will be held 13-16 October in Austin

 – The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 6-8 February 2016

 – 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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