The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 January 2016

It’s the first week into 2016 and we’re off to a great start. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
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: 20 January 2016. 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 stellar 99.97% uptime over the past week Check against established SLAs
ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 – Call For Participation: Apache:Big Data North America – Vancouver 9-12 May 2016
 – Call For Participation: ApacheCon:Core North America – Vancouver 11-13 May 2016
 – Applications OPEN: Travel Assistance to ApacheCon North America

Apache Attic™ –provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 – Apache Shindig retired

Apache Directory™ Studio –a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with ApacheDS.
 – Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M10 released
Apache Commons™ Math –a library of lightweight, self-contained mathematics and statistics components addressing the most common practical problems not immediately available in the Java programming language or commons-lang.

Apache HttpComponents™ –a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 – HttpComponents Core 5.0 alpha1 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 1.3.13 released

Apache OODT™ –provides metadata for middleware, and vice versa: transparent access to distributed resources; data discovery and query optimization; distributed processing and virtual archives.
 – Apache OODT 0.11 released

Apache Turbine™ –a servlet based framework that allows experienced Java developers to quickly build secure Web applications.
 – Apache Turbine 4.0-M2 released

Did You Know?
 – Did you know that California’s non-profit Cal INDEX statewide health information exchange runs on Apache Cassandra?
 – Did you know that load testing experience with Apache JMeter is the most in-demand requirement from recruiters over the 4 other most popular leading load tools combined?
 – Did you know that you can track Apache Project community activities as well as the personal blogs + tweets of select ASF Committers on @PlanetApache?

Apache Community Notices:

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

 – Open Source Analytics will present "Continuous Data Management for Hadoop and Spark – On-Premise or in the Cloud" on 12 January in Boston

 – Seattle Data Science will host a JumpStart on Apache Spark on 12 January

 – The San Francisco Bay Area Big Data and Scalable Systems will hold an introduction to Apache Tajo on 14 January

 – Apache Spark will be featured at Data Day Texas on 16 January in Austin

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

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

 – Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver

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

 – The ASF Operations Summary: Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (August-October 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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