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Sunday December 31, 2017

Apache in 2017 - By The Digits

What an exciting and productive year for the Apache community at-large! We owe our continued success to the tireless efforts of our Members, Committers, and contributors, the loyalty from countless users worldwide, and the ongoing financial support from our Sponsors and individual donors. Join us for a look back at our achievements:

Apache Projects —
Total number of projects + sub-projects - 318 (not including Apache Labs initiatives)
Top-Level Projects - 193
Podlings in the Apache Incubator- 53

Community/People — 
ASF Members (individuals) - 683 
New Members elected - 64
Apache Committers - 6,504 (6,165 active)

Apache Code —
3,050 Committers changed 60,276,457 lines of code over 188,262 commits.

Top 5 Apache Committers 
  1. Shad Storhaug (2,472 commits; 1,465,542 lines changed)
  2. Claus Ibsen (2,406 commits; 560,595 lines changed)
  3. Jean-Baptiste Onofré (2,142 commits; 1,243,862 lines changed)
  4. Mark Thomas (1,954 commits; 113,266 lines changed)
  5. Colm Ó hÉigeartaigh (1,768 commits; 521,215 lines changed)
Top 5 Apache Project Repositories by Commits
  1. Hadoop
  2. Ambari
  3. Lucene-Solr
  4. Camel
  5. Ignite
Top 5 Apache Project Repositories by Size (Lines of Code)
  1. OpenOffice (6,375,345)
  2. NetBeans (5,536,881)
  3. Flex (whiteboard: 5,164,279; SDK 3,919,006)
  4. Trafodion (3,077,781)
  5. Mynewt (core: 2,748.040)

"If it didn't happen on-list, it didn't happen."

Total number of mailing lists 1,131
21,772 authors sent 1,617,547 emails on 642,005 topics

Top 10 most active Apache mailing lists (user@ + dev@)
  1. Flex
  2. Lucene
  3. Ignite
  4. Kafka
  5. Geode
  6. Flink
  7. Tomcat
  8. Cassandra
  9. Beam
  10. Sentry

Contributor License Agreements and Software Grants —
We are welcoming nearly 300 new code contributors and 300-400 new people filing issues each month. Individuals who are granted write access to the Apache repositories must submit an Individual Contributor License Agreement (ICLA). Corporations that have assigned employees to work on Apache projects as part of an employment agreement may sign a Corporate CLA (CCLA) for contributing intellectual property via the corporation. Individuals or corporations donating a body of existing software or documentation to one of the Apache projects need to execute a formal Software Grant Agreement (SGA) with the ASF. 

ICLAs signed - 860
CCLAs signed - 27
Software Grants submitted - 18

Sponsorship and Individual Support —
Thank you to our hundreds of individual donors, our Platinum Sponsors: Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, and Yahoo; our Gold Sponsors: ARM, Bloomberg, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, ODPi, PhoenixNAP, and Pivotal; our Silver Sponsors: Alibaba Cloud Computing, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Inspur, iSIGMA, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, Target, Union Investment, and WANdisco; our Bronze Sponsors: 7 Binary Options, Airport Rentals, The Blog Starter, Casino2k, Compare Forex Brokers,, HostPapa Web Hosting, The Linux Foundation, Mobile Slots, Samsung, Spotify, Talend, Travel Ticker Hotels, Web Hosting Secret Revealed, WebsiteSetup, and Wise Buyer; and our Infrastructure Sponsors: Bintray, Freie Universität Berlin, HotWax Systems, No-IP, OSU Open Source Labs, PagerDuty, Quenda, Rackspace, Sonatype, SURFnet, and Symantec.

Collectively, our Members, developers, contributors, users, supporters, and sponsors are the reason Apache Is Open

Here’s to a great 2018!

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