[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/P9Hp ]

Here comes April with quite a few Apache activities:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation 
in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 April. Board calendar and minutes 

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series.
 - Three official Apache events will be taking place this year: 1) Apache 
Roadshow Europe/Berlin; 2) ApacheCon North America/Montreal; and 3) Apache 
Roadshow and Job Far/Fairfax http://apachecon.com/
 - Travel Assistance applications now being accepted for ApacheCon/Montreal 

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's 
infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield smashing "four nines" performance at 99.99% uptime. 

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 528 Apache contributors changed 1,006,554 
lines of code over 3,263 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Carlos 
Sanchez Gonzalez, Daniel Sun, Paul King, Karl Heinz Marbaise, and Matt Sicker.

Apache FreeMarker™ –a template engine: a Java library to generate text output 
(HTML web pages, e-mails, configuration files, source code, etc.) based on 
templates and changing data.
 - Apache FreeMarker 2.3.28 released https://freemarker.apache.org/

Apache Hive™ –Big Data warehouse software that facilitates querying and 
managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2018-1315 'COPY FROM FTP' statement in HPL/SQL can write to 
arbitrary location if the FTP server is compromised 
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2018-1282 JDBC driver is susceptible to SQL injection attack 
if the input parameters are not properly cleaned 
 - [SECURITY] CVE-2018-1284: Hive UDF series UDFXPathXXXX allow users to pass 
carefully crafted XML to access arbitrary files 

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 1.4.21 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ Solr™ –an Open Source enterprise search server based on the 
Lucene Java search library. 
 - Reference Guide for Solr 7.3 released 

Apache Qpid™ –a cross-platform messaging solution that implements the Advanced 
Message Queuing Protocol.
- Apache Qpid C++ 1.38.0, Qpid Proton 0.22.0, Qpid Broker-J 7.0.3, and Apache 
Qpid for Java 6.1.6 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache ServiceComb (incubating) –a Restful based service-registry that provides 
micro-services discovery and micro-service management.
 - Apache Service-Center (incubating) 0.1.0, 1.0.0-m1 and Apache ServiceComb 
Java-Chassis (incubating) version 1.0.0-m1 released 

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating 
anniversaries this month? CXF (10 yrs); Avro, HBase, Mahout, Nutch, Tika, and 
Traffic Server (8 yrs); Creadur and Jena (6 yrs); DeltaSpike (5 yrs); ORC and 
Parquet (3 yrs); Apex, AsterixDB, and Johnzon (2 yrs); and CarbonData, 
Fineract, and Metron (1 yr) --many happy returns! 

 - Did you know that Microsoft Azure's CosmosDB supports Apache Tinkerpop's 
graph traversal language? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache NetBeans Day UK will take place 2 April 2018? 

Apache Community Notices:
 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership 
"The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/gK4Q

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at 

 - A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at https://youtu.be/Fqk_rlKiVIs

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement 

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just 
works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and 
on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - 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 

 - Members of the Apache community will be presenting at DataWorks Summit 16-19 
April 2018 in Berlin https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - Open Expo Europe - 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid https://openexpoeurope.com/

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 

 - We're teaming up the Apache Roadshow Europe with Berlin Buzzwords - 10-12 
June 2018 (Apache Lounge dates: 11-12 June) https://berlinbuzzwords.de/

 - The 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage in Berlin 
13-14 June 2018 https://foss-backstage.de/

 - Apache Big Data project communities will be participating at DataWorks 
Summit 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose https://dataworkssummit.com/

 - ApacheCon North America will be held 24-29 September in Montreal 

 - Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair 
- 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA http://apachecon.com/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 - January 2018 

 - ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - 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! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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

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