Apparently with the April Fool's excitement last week's News Round-up never made it online to! So here's what happened over the past two weeks:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 April 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 sunshine-y performance at 99.36% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - ENDS 10 APRIL: Early Registration for Apache:Big Data and ApacheCon/YVR. Join us!

Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.15.6 and 2.17.0 released

Apache Commons™ Compress –library for working with zip, ar, jar, bz2, cpio, tar, gz, dump, pack200, lzma, 7z, arj and xz files.
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.11 released

Apache Commons™ Configuration –a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
 - Commons Configuration 2.0 released

Apache Fortress™ –a standards based Access Management System for LDAPv3 compliant systems.
 - Apache Fortress 1.0-RC42 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ – a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.10.2, Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.13, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.0 released

Apache Lens™ –a Unified Analytics interface.
 - Apache Lens 2.5.0-beta released

Apache Lucy™ –search engine library provides full-text search for a variety of programming languages.
 - Apache Lucy 0.5.0 released

Apache Lucy™ Clownfish –symbiotic object system pairs with host dynamic language environments and facilitates the development of high performance host language extensions.
 - Apache Clownfish 0.5.0 released

Apache MyFaces™ Core –a JavaServer Faces 2.0 implementation as specified by JSR-314.
 - MyFaces Core v2.1.18 and v2.0.24 released

Apache Mynewt (incubating) –a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 - Apache Mynewt 0.8.0-b2-incubating released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.6.0 released

Apache OFBiz™ –an Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications.
 - Apache OFBiz 12.04.06 and 13.07.03 released

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library that enables developers to implement OData service providers (server) and consumers (clients) for OData V2 and V4.
 - Apache Olingo 4.2.0 released

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.1.0 and 3.1.1. released

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in Java EE technology.
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.0-M2 released

Apache Tajo™ –Big Data warehouse that provides distributed and scalable SQL analytical processing on Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Tajo 0.11.2 released

Apache Tomcat™ –a Web server that is an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.33 and 8.5.0 BETA available

Apache UIMA™ uimaFIT –a library that facilitates the building of Apache UIMA components, the programmatic use of Apache UIMA analysis pipelines, and their testing.
 - Apache uimaFIT 2.2.0 released Official Releases

Apache Wave (incubating) –a distributed, near-real-time, rich collaboration platform that allows users to work together in new and exciting ways.
 - Apache Wave Release 0.4.0-incubating released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the metadata from 11.5 million Panama Papers was extracted and searched using Apache Tika and Apache Solr? and

 - Did you know that Cisco uses Apache Hadoop and Apache Mahout in security intelligence operations? and

 - Did you know that Uber uses Apache Kafka, Apache Parquet and Apache Spark to optimize customer experience? and

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

 - Spark & Hadoop User Group Munich present Spark Kickoff MeetUp on 14 April 2016

 - 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 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

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

 - The next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Montreal --CFP open!

 - Berlin Buzzwords is back 5-7 June 2016

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

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

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 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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