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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 November 2015
Date Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:38:09 GMT
>> this announcement is available online at http://s.apache.org/RK2

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 http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html


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 http://status.apache.org/
Check against established SLAs http://status.apache.org/sla/ 

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. 
- Call For Participation: ApacheCon North America - Vancouver 11-13 May 2016 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp


Apache Brooklyn™ –Open Source framework for modelling, deploying, monitoring, and managing
applications. 
- The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Brooklyn™ as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/cZs


Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise
Integration Patterns. 
- Apache Camel 2.16.1 released http://camel.apache.org/download.html 

Apache Commons™ NET –library that contains a collection of network utilities and protocol
implementations. 
- Apache Commons NET 3.4 released http://commons.apache.org/net/ 

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 http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-validator/download_validator.cgi


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 http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html


Apache Kafka™ –high-throughput, publish-subscribe messaging system rethought of as a distributed
commit log. 
- Apache Kafka 0.9.0.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/kafka/0.9.0.0/kafka-0.9.0.0-src.tgz


Apache Lens™ –Open Source unified analytics platform. 
- Apache Lens 2.4.0-beta released http://lens.apache.org/releases/download.html 

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents. 
- Apache PDFBox 2.0.0 RC2 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/ 

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 http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi 


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? https://blogs.apache.org/phoenix/entry/new_optimization_for_time_series


- Did you know that Apache Tinkerpop (incubating)'s Gremlin ( graph traversal machine and
language) is Turing Complete? http://incubator.apache.org/projects/tinkerpop.html 

- 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"? http://groovy.markmail.org/thread/zdbjrbrzip3t2xxy (and yes: it graduated!) 


Apache Community Notices: 

- The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html


- "Get to know CouchDB" will be presented 27 November in Hamburg http://www.silpion.de/event/externes-silpion-knowhowcamp-no1/


- The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016 https://fosdem.org/ 

- The next CloudStack European User Group will be held 3 March 2016 in London https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-19726408218


- ApacheCon North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/


- The ASF Operations Summary: First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (May-July 2015) is available
at http://s.apache.org/c2P 

- Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos
http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby 

- Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear
and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 

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