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Friday April 24, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 April 2020

Greetings all. It's time to review the Apache community's activities from the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 May 2020. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m 
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June 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 99.99%. 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, 950 Apache contributors changed 2,932,004 lines of code over 4,001 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Mark Thomas, Tellier Benoit, Colm O hEigeartaigh, and Andrey Zagrebin.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Arrow 0.17.0 released https://arrow.apache.org/
 - Apache Druid 0.18.0 released https://druid.apache.org/
 - Apache SAMOA (Incubating) 0.5.0 released https://samoa.incubator.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.3 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/
 - Apache Tika 1.24.1 released https://tika.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Pulsar 2.5.1 released https://pulsar.apache.org/ 

Network Client/Server --
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M15 released https://directory.apache.org/studio/

Version Control --
 - Apache Subversion 1.14.0-rc2 released https://subversion.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Feathercast, the voice of The Apache Software Foundation, has new sessions on Apache Airflow, OFBiz, Sling, and more? https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache SkyWalking now officially supports Java 8~14, both agent and backend side, as well as both run-time and compile time? http://skywalking.apache.org/ 

 - Did you know that Apache Mahout and Spark are used to help denoise CT scans to improve COVID-19 detection at early stages of infection? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category#big-data 


Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19  

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership https://s.apache.org/21stAnniversary

 - Apache Month In Review: March 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/Mar2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - 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

 - 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

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

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris

 - 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

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Friday April 17, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 April 2020

Happy Friday! Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 May 2020. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m 
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June 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 100.00%. 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, 952 Apache contributors changed 5,939,295 lines of code over 4,345 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Hervé Boutemy, Andrea Cosentino, Daniel Sun, Paul Davis, and Gary Gregory.                      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kafka 2.5.0 released https://kafka.apache.org/ 
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® ShardingSphere™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/315iv  

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache Libcloud 3.0.0 released http://libcloud.apache.org/ 

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.0.9 released  http://qpid.apache.org

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.11 and 3.0.3 released http://groovy.apache.org/ 

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.5.1 and Solr 8.5.1 released https://lucene.apache.org/  

Servers --
 - Apache Traffic Server 8.0.7 and 7.1.10 released http://trafficserver.apache.org/ 


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Flink, Kafka, NiFi, and Zeppelin help drive event-driven supply chains for crisis support across medical, retail, transport, and other critical applications? https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category

 - Did you know that Apache Feathercast --the voice of the ASF-- has new recordings on Apache OFBiz and Sling, as well as interviews with past ApacheCon keynoters and presentations on dozens of Apache projects and incubating podlings? Learn more as https://feathercast.apache.org/ 

 -  Did you know that, due to COVID-19, Flink Forward (April 22-24) will be making the has become a virtual event, with keynotes and talks available free for all attendees this year? https://www.flink-forward.org/ 


Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19  

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership https://s.apache.org/21stAnniversary

 - Apache Month In Review: March 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/Mar2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - 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

 - 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

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

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris

 - 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

 - 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 April 10, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 April 2020

Greetings everyone --it's time to review the Apache community's activities from the past week:

Success at Apache – the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - "Welcoming Communities Strengthens the Apache Way" by Jarek Potiuk https://s.apache.org/tcs0m

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Announcing New ASF Board of Directors https://s.apache.org/Board2020 
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 April 2020. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Event status details posted at: Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America to 1 June 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 99.77%. 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, 936 Apache contributors changed 1,465,430 lines of code over 4,180 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Alex Herbert, Hunter Lee, Matt Sicker, and Wu Sheng.                  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache NiFi Registry 0.6.0 released http://nifi.apache.org/registry
 - Apache HBase 2.1.10 released https://hbase.apache.org/
 - Apache Flink Stateful Functions 2.0.0 released https://flink.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.16.6 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Embedded OS --
 - Apache Mynewt 1.8.0 and Apache NimBLE 1.3.0 released https://mynewt.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Numbers 1.0-beta1 released https://commons.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.33.4 released http://qpid.apache.org

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.54, 9.0.34, and 10.0.0-M4 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Web Framework --
 - Apache Wicket 9.0.0-M5 released https://wicket.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 -  Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache CXF (12 years); Avro, HBase, Mahout, Nutch, Tika, and Traffic Server (10 years); Creadur and Jena (8 years); DeltaSpike (7 years); ORC and Parquet (5 years); AsterixDB and Johnzon (4 years); CarbonData, Fineract, and Metron (3 years); NetBeans, PLC4X, and SkyWalking (1 year). https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that due to COVID19, Spark + AI Summit’s 200+ talks and keynotes will be virtual and free for all attendees this year? https://twitter.com/SparkAISummit/status/1247949365420974081

 - Did you know that due to the coronavirus, Druid Summit is virtual and free this year? Catch use cases from Athena Health, BT, Cisco, DBS Bank, Twitter, and more https://go.imply.io/2020-Virtual-Druid-Summit-Registration-new.html

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19  

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership https://s.apache.org/21stAnniversary

 - Apache Month In Review: March 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/Mar2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - 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

 - 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

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

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris

 - 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

 - 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 April 03, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 April 2020

Welcome, April! We've had a great week within the Apache community. Here's what happened:

Break out the cake, balloons, and streamers! The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/21stAnniversary

Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 - Meet Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Announcing New ASF Board of Directors https://s.apache.org/Board2020 
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 April 2020. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Event status details posted at: Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.99%. 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, 917 Apache contributors changed 2,954,074 lines of code over 4,565 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Thomas, Kaxil Naik, and Claus Ibsen.              

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Management --
 - Apache SkyWalking Chart 2.0.0 released https://skywalking.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid 0.17.1 released https://druid.apache.org/

Blockchain --
 - Apache Tuweni (Incubating) 1.0.0 released https://tuweni.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Lang 3.10 released https://commons.apache.org/
 - Apache Flagon UserALE.js 2.1.0 (Incubating) released https://flagon.incubator.apache.org/ 

Network Client/Server --
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 2.0.1 released https://directory.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.43 released https://httpd.apache.org/
 - Apache Traffic Control 4.0.0 released https://trafficcontrol.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 -  Did you know that some of the top technology jobs today require experience with Apache Cassandra, Apache Cordova, Apache Flume, Apache Hadoop, Apache HBase, Apache Hive, Apache HTTP Server, Apache Kafka, Apache Mesos, Apache NiFi, Apache OpenNLP, Apache Spark, Apache Tomcat, Apache ZooKeeper, among many others? https://projects.apache.org/ 

 - Did you know that 11th grade students in Ontario, Canada, can practice their computer science skills with a special Learning At Home course that uses Apache NetBeans? http://netbeans.apache.org/ 

 - Did you know that the ASF is an official associated partner of the KNX Foundation for commercial/domestic building automation, IIoT, and Industry 4.0 standards? Apache Projects in IoT include Camel, Edgent (incubating), Ignite, IoTDB (incubating), Mynewt, PLC4X, Streampipes (incubating), and more? https://projects.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19  

 - Apache Month In Review: March 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/Mar2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - 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

 - 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

 - "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

 - 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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Wednesday April 01, 2020

Apache Month in Review: March 2020

Welcome to the third monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in March:

New this month --

 - Happy 21st Anniversary, ASF! https://s.apache.org/21stAnniversary 

 - ASF Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19

 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m

 - Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u 

 - Success at Apache: Google Summer of Code Mentorship... by Sanyam Goel and Kevin A. McGrail https://s.apache.org/ejj5q

 - Beijing, China, joins Indore, India, to become the second Apache Local Community (ALC) Chapter https://s.apache.org/t4m3x 

 - "Inside Infra" --a new interview series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team. Meet Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris

 - Apache Month in Review: February 2020 https://s.apache.org/Feb2020


Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 15 April 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html 

 - COVID-19-related adjustments to Apache Conferences: Roadshows DC and Chicago have been cancelled; the Seattle Roadshow has been postponed. The planners for ApacheCon North America have extended the CFP, and will provide regular status updates. https://www.apachecon.com/ 

Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents oversees our highly-reliable, distributed network under the leadership of VP Infrastructure David Nalley and Infrastructure Administrator Greg Stein. ASF Infrastructure supports 300+ Apache projects and their communities across ~200 individual machines, 1,400+ repositories, more than half a petabyte of software source releases, and 2-3M daily emails on 2,000+ lists. ASF Infra performs 7M+ weekly checks to ensure services are available around the clock. The average uptime in March was 99.87%.

Committer Activity --

In March, 785 Apache Committers changed 4,573,799 lines of code over 15,082 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Andrea Cosentino, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Thomas, Claus Ibsen, and Kaxil Naik.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache HTTP Server (Servers); Brooklyn (Cloud Computing); Calcite (Big Data); Commons (Libraries); CouchDB (Big Data); Curator (Messaging); CXF (Services Framework); Derby (Databases); Flagon (incubating; Logging); FreeMarker (Templating); Groovy (Programming Languages); HBase (Big Data); HttpComponents (Servers); Jackrabbit (Content); Kafka (Big Data); Log4j (Libraries); Lucene/Solr (Search); NiFi (Big Data); OFBiz (ERP); PLC4X (IoT); Qpid (Messaging); SkyWalking (Application Performance Management) Tomcat (Servers); Tuweni (incubating; Blockchain); Traffic Server (Servers).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. No new podlings have entered the Incubator over the past month, but we invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/ 

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