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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 October 2017
Date Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:04:08 GMT
[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/Ulh3 ]

The week has zipped by and it's Friday already. Here's what we've been
busy with:
ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the
corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 November. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the
ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield on-point performance at 99.77% uptime

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 547 Apache Committers changed
1,377,543 lines of code over 3,399 commits. Top 5 contributors, in
order, are: Varun Saxena, Jian He, Laszlo Puskas, Aditi Hilbert, and
Stephen Mallette.

Apache Commons™ Compress –library that defines an API for working with
compression and archive formats.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.15 released

Apache Commons™ Configuration –software library that provides a generic
configuration interface which enables an application to read
configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Commons Configuration 2.2 released

Apache James™ –a 100% pure Java SMTP and POP3 Mail server and NNTP News
 - Apache James 3.0.1 security release

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine
library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 6.6.2 and 7.1.0, and Apache Solr 6.6.2 and 7.1.0
 released https://lucene.apache.org/
 - CVE-2017-12629: Several critical vulnerabilities discovered in Apache
 Solr (XXE & RCE)

Apache OpenOffice™ –leading Open Source office application and personal
productivity suite for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Five Years of Apache®
 OpenOffice™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/P2EH

Apache Pulsar (incubating) –a highly scalable, low latency messaging
platform running on commodity hardware.
 - Apache Pulsar 1.20.0-incubating released

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message
Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org).
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.23.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Rya (incubating) –a Cloud-based RDF triple store that supports
SPARQL queries.
 - Apache Rya 3.2.11-incubating released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Europe's largest online fashion retailer Zalando
 uses Apache Kafka and Kafka Streams API for real-time fashion insights?

 - Did you know that Pune Smart City uses Apache Wicket?

 - Did you know that intelligent customer data platform Amperity uses
 Apache Aurora? http://aurora.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just
 works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot
 and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making
 https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers
 https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of
 contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me
 https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community
 https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9)
 Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All
 My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at
 (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)
 - Presentations from ApacheCon https://s.apache.org/Hli7 and Apache:
 Big Data https://s.apache.org/tefE are available; as well as videos
 https://s.apache.org/AE3m and audio recordings

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page
 https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account

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

 - The Apache community will be at All Things Open --stop by the ASF
 booth and say hello! 23-24 October in Raleigh

 - Learn about Apache Atlas, AriaTosca (incubating), Hadoop YARN, Kafka,
 ManifoldCF, Ranger, Spot (incubating), Thrift, and more at Open Source
 Summit Europe + ELC Europe 2017 23-26 October in Prague

 - Catch the Apache Ignite and Spark communities at the In-Memory
 Computing Summit 24-25 October in San Francisco https://imcsummit.org/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018

 - ASF Annual Report is available at

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache
 community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP
 Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator,
 OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our
 "Powered By" logos

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