The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 November 2015

We appreciate you tuning in to review the activities over the past week at The Apache Software Foundation! Here’s what happened:

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: 16 December. 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 grand 99.96% uptime over the past week Check against established SLAs

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 – Call For Participation: ApacheCon North America – Vancouver 11-13 May 2016

Apache Brooklyn™ –Open Source framework for modelling, deploying, monitoring, and managing applications.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Brooklyn™ as a Top-Level Project

Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 – Apache Camel 2.16.1 released

Apache Commons™ NET –library that contains a collection of network utilities and protocol implementations.
 – Apache Commons NET 3.4 released

Apache Commons™ Validator –building blocks for both client and server side data validation that may be used standalone or with a framework such as Apache Struts.
 – Apache Commons Validator 1.5.0 released

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 1.0.24 and 1.2.8 released

Apache Kafka™ –high-throughput, publish-subscribe messaging system rethought of as a distributed commit log.
 – Apache Kafka released

Apache Lens™ –Open Source unified analytics platform.
 – Apache Lens 2.4.0-beta released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox 2.0.0 RC2 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 – Apache Tomcat 8.0.29 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that you can now map an Apache Phoenix primary key column to the native row timestamp of Apache HBase?

 – Did you know that Apache Tinkerpop (incubating)’s Gremlin ( graph traversal machine and language) is Turing Complete?

 – Did you know that in testing the Apache Project Maturity Model to assess an ASF podling’s readiness to graduate as an Apache Top-Level Project (TLP), Groovy was used as the "guinea pig"? (and yes: it graduated!)

Apache Community Notices:

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

 – "Get to know CouchDB" will be presented 27 November in Hamburg

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

 – The next CloudStack European User Group will be held 3 March 2016 in London

 – ApacheCon North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver

 – 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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