The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 October 2015

We’re wrapping up October with the following activities from the Apache Community:

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.
 – Next Board Meeting: 18 November. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 6M weekly checks yielded a peachy 99.44% uptime over the past week Check against established SLAs

Apache Directory™ LDAP Client API –an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAPAPI (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 – Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-M32 released

Apache OpenOffice™ –an open-source, office-document productivity suite providing six productivity applications based around the OpenDocument Format (ODF), and released on multiple platforms and in dozens of languages.
 – Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 released

Apache Tajo™ –mature, efficient "SQL-on-Hadoop®" engine used for advanced data warehousing and analysis.
 – The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache Tajo v0.11.0

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 – Apache Tika 1.11 released

Apache UIMA™ DUCC –(Distributed UIMA Cluster Computing); a cluster management system providing tooling, management, and scheduling facilities to automate the scale-out of applications written to the UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Applications) framework.
 – Apache UIMA DUCC 2.0.1 released

Apache Wicket™ –with proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing Web-apps simple and enjoyable again.
 – Apache Wicket 7.1.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that The ASF, on behalf of our many Apache DevOps projects, was named one of’s inaugural DevOps Dozen?

 – Did you know that videos, photos, and presentation slides from ApacheCon:Core Europe are available at

 – Did you know that 4 new podlings entered the Apache Incubator this month? Welcome Concerted, Eagle, Mynewt, and Unomi!

Apache Community Notices:

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

 – The São Paulo Cassandra Users Group will meet 31 October

 – The Advanced Apache Spark Meetup, featuring Apache Kafka and Spark, will take place 2 November in Zurich

 – The Apache Apex (incubating) Meetup will take place 3 November in Pune

 – The Barcelona Spark MeetUp will take place 3 November

 – Cassandra Day Dallas will take place 5 November

 – The Bay Area Apache Aurora Users Group will meet 10 November in Palo Alto

 – Apache CloudStack will hold a MeetUp in London on 12 November

 – The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016

 – The ASF Operations Summary: First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (May-July 2015) is available at

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 – Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and –all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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