The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 May 2016

As we’re making our final preparations for Vancouver, here’s what the Apache community has been working on over the past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s Bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 18 May 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield smashing "three nines" performance at 99.95% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 – Join us at Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon/YVR
 – Event highlights on FeatherCast
 – Developers share why they attend

Apache Commons™ NET –library that implements the client side of many basic Internet protocols.
 – Apache Commons NET 3.5 released

Apache Commons™ Validator –building blocks for both client side validation and server side data validation.
 – Apache Commons Validator 1.5.1 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 – Apache Lucene 5.5.1 released

Apache Mynewt (Incubating) – a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 – Apache Mynewt 0.8.0-incubating released

Apache Solr™ –the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
 – Apache Solr 5.5.1 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Global Payments technology company Blue Snap uses Apache Wicket for its eCommerce platform?

 – Did you know that technology provider PTC’s Vuforia augmented reality platform uses Apache Syncope for its identity management?

 – Did you know that Apache project anniversaries in May include: Forrest and Geronimo (12 years); Tomcat (11 years); OpenJPA, POI, TomEE, and Turbine (9 years); Tuscany (8 years); Libcloud (5 years); Giraph, Hama, and ManifoldCF (4 years); Phoenix and Stratos (2 years); and Whimsy (1 year)?

Apache Community Notices:

 – Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities

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

 – 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 Stockholm Hadoop User Group will feature Apache Impala on 11 May

 – Big Data Frankfurt v 2.0 will take place on 12 May 2016

 – The In-Memory Computing Summit will take place 23-24 May 2016 in San Franciscso

 – The next HBaseCon will take place 24 May 2016 in San Francisco

 – The SF Bay Area Apache Phoenix MeetUp will hold the first-ever PhoenixCon on 25 May 2016 in San Francisco

 – MesosCon will be held 1-2 June 2016 in Denver

 – The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal

 – Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016

 – CFP is open for the next Cassandra Summit 7-9 September 2016 in San Jose

 – CloudStack Collaboration Conference Brasil will take place 29-30 September 2016 in Sao Paolo

 – The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (November 2015 – January 2016) is availbable at

 – Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos
 – Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from–all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
= = =
For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

# # #