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Friday December 27, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 December 2019

Here we are --the last Friday of the year-- we wish everyone happy holidays and a great finish to 2019. Thank you for your dedicated readership: below is our final weekly round-up; we'll be back in your inbox in 2020:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software for the public good –at 100% no cost.
 - In the final days of the calendar year, we ask that you consider a tax-deductible, charitable gift to the ASF. https://s.apache.org/fxyz1

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - FINAL CALL: respond to the 2020 ASF Community Survey before 4 January. Thanks in advance! https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP and Registration OPEN for Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html
 - Apache Events for 2020 and 2019's presentations are available at https://www.apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 598 Apache contributors changed 7,672,323 lines of code over 2,519 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Andrew Wetmore, Tomaz Muraus, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, and Shad Storhaug.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kylin 3.0.0 released http://kylin.apache.org

Content --
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.11.0.M6 released https://jspwiki-wiki.apache.org/
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.18 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/
 - Apache Roller 6.0.0 released https://roller.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.10.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/
 - Apache Olingo 4.7.1 released https://olingo.apache.org/

Machine Learning --
 - Apache Hivemall (Incubating) 0.6.0 released http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache CloudStack has been named Best Cloud Management Software/IaaS Platform by TechRadar? https://techradar.com/in/best/best-cloud-management-software

 - Did you know that Lyft's real-time analytics infrastructure is powered by Apache Druid (incubating), Flink, and Kafka? http://druid.apache.org/ https://flink.apache.org/ https://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that regular users of Apache Maven can contribute back to the project from the "up for grabs" list? https://s.apache.org/up-for-grabs_maven


Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

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

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and 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 (https://twitter.com/TheASF) 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 https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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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Friday December 20, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 December 2019

We're down to the final weeks of the year, and the Apache community continues to march forward. Here's what we've been up to:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software for the public good –at 100% no cost.
 - Companies such as Bloomberg Philanthropies, IBM, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo's matching gift programs offer tax benefits, and provide their employees the ability to boost their support of a diverse set of nonprofit organizations. Thank you for your tax-deductible, year-end charitable gift to the ASF https://s.apache.org/fxyz1

 ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - The 2020 ASF Community Survey closes on 4 January: we'd love your insight! https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP and Registration OPEN for Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html
 - ApacheCon 2019's interviews, presentations, and photos are available at https://www.apachecon.com/history.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.93%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 919 Apache contributors changed 1,473,033 lines of code over 4,069 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tilman Hausherr, Tellier Benoit, Andrea Cosentino, Bruce Schuchardt, and Andi Huber.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kafka 2.4.0 released http://kafka.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox JBIG2 ImageIO 3.0.3 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/

Identity Management --
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.4 released http://directory.apache.org/fortress/

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.8.2 released http://iotdb.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Log4j 2.13.0 released http://logging.apache.org/
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.9.2 released http://deltaspike.apache.org/

Machine Learning --
 - Apache Hivemall (Incubating) 0.6.0 released http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.30.0 released http://qpid.apache.org

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.99 and 8.5.50 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.10 and 5.0.0-M3 released http://openmeetings.apache.org

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache SkyWalking is used at enterprises, universities and research centers such as Alibaba Cloud, China Mobile, DiDi, InBev, Lenovo, Peking University, and WeBank? http://skywalking.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache IoTDB (incubating) received a "Most Popular Open Source Project From China in 2019" award? http://iotdb.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache Syncope admin console is now available in French Canadian? http://syncope.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and 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 (https://twitter.com/TheASF) 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 https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

Friday December 13, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 13 December 2019

Happy Friday, everyone. We've had a productive week --let's review:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software –at 100% no cost– for the public good.
 - As a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, we do not pay for code development or contributions by our Board of Directors, Executive Officers, 765 Individual ASF Members, 205 Apache Project Management Committees, 7,500+ Committers and countless contributors. Less than 10% of the funds we raise is spent on overhead. Thank you for your individual or corporate tax-deductible, year-end charitable gift to the ASF https://s.apache.org/fxyz1

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws. 
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 December 2019. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - Have you taken the 2020 ASF Community Survey yet? https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP and Registration OPEN for Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html
 - ApacheCon 2019's interviews, presentations, and photos are available at https://www.apachecon.com/history.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.86%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 389 Apache contributors changed 726,972 lines of code over 2,315 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Claus Ibsen, Alex Herbert, Jarek Potiuk, Tilman Hausherr, and Rene Cordier.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid (incubating) 0.16.1 released http://druid.apache.org/
 - Apache HBase 2.1.8 released http://hbase.apache.org/

Cloud --
 - Apache Libcloud 2.7.0 released http://libcloud.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.19.6 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.10.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/
 - Apache Tika 1.23 released http://tika.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.8.0 released http://commons.apache.org/
 - Apache Juneau 8.1.2 released http://juneau.apache.org/

Mail --
 - Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.3 released https://spamassassin.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.1.6, Qpid Proton-J 0.33.3, and Qpid JMS 0.48.0 released http://qpid.apache.org

Programming Language --
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.0-rc-2 released http://groovy.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.30 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Apache Portable Runtime (APR; 19 years); Logging Services (16 years); Cayenne and OFBiz (13 years); Synapse (12 years); Camel (11 years); Axis,  OpenWebBeans, and Pivot (10 years); Aries (9 years); Flex (7 years); Helix (6 years); Flink (5 years); Beam and Eagle (3 years); Trafodion (2 years); Airflow (1 year) --many happy returns! https://projects.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) is powered by Apache HTTP Server, Apache Lucene, and Apache Tomcat? https://aceu19.apachecon.com/session/open-source-software-european-commissions-informatics-directorate

 - Did you know that Kirjastot Bibliotek Library uses Apache Wicket? https://wicket.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and 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 (https://twitter.com/TheASF) 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 https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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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Friday December 06, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 December 2019

Welcome December! --let's take a look back at what the collective Apache community has been working on over the past week:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software –at 100% no cost– for the public good
 - Make a tax-deductible, year-end charitable gift to the ASF https://s.apache.org/fxyz1
 - Shop smarter on Amazon: start at https://smile.amazon.com/ , select the ASF as your charitable organization, and 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products will be donated to the ASF.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes CloudBees as its Newest Targeted Sponsor at the Platinum Level https://s.apache.org/buq73

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws. 
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 December 2019. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - Launch of the 2020 ASF Community Survey https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - ApacheCon 2019's interviews, presentations, and photos are available at https://www.apachecon.com/history.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 809 Apache contributors changed 2,355,719 lines of code over 3,480 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dan Haywood, Tilman Hausherr, Jimin Wu, Claus Ibsen, and Sebastian Bazley.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache HBase 1.4.12 released https://hbase.apache.org/
 - Apache Kafka 2.2.2 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.18 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.0 released http://iotdb.apache.org

Libraries --
 - Apache Olingo 4.7.0 released https://olingo.apache.org/

Machine Learning --
 - Apache TVM (Incubating) 0.6.0 released https://tvm.apache.org/

Search --
 - Apache Solr 8.3.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Struts 2.5.22 released https://struts.apache.org/
 - Apache MyFaces Core 2.3.6 released http://myfaces.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF does not pay for code development or contributions by its Board of Directors, Executive Officers, 765 Individual ASF Members, 205 Apache Project Management Committees, 7,500+ Committers, and countless contributors? 75% of the ASF's budget supports critical Infrastructure services that 350+ projects and initiatives rely upon each day. We appreciate your generous contributions! https://donate.apache.org

 - Did you know that, after 10 years in development, Apache Camel v3 is now available? https://camel.apache.org

 - Did you know that the top 5 most active/visited Apache projects over the past year are: Hadoop, Kafka, Lucene, POI, ZooKeeper https://s.apache.org/w7bw1

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

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

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and 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 (https://twitter.com/TheASF) 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 https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, 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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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

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