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Friday September 25, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 25 September 2020

Farewell, September --we're wrapping up the month with another great week. Here are the latest updates on the Apache community's activities:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 October 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.
 - Registration is open (and free) for ApacheCon@Home 29 September - 1 October https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/ 
 - Sponsorships available for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/sponsors.html
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon@Home https://s.apache.org/74zbx
 - ApacheCon 2020 features Natural Language Processing for Electronic Medical Records in dedicated track on Apache cTAKES https://s.apache.org/x1051

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100%. 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 – Over the past week, 397 Apache Committers changed 2,254,525 lines of code over 3,335 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, Andi Huber, Claus Ibsen, and Duo Zhang.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache CouchDB 3.1.1 released https://couchdb.apache.org/
 - Apache Flink 1.10.2 released https://flink.apache.org/
 - Apache Beam 2.24.0 released https://beam.apache.org/
 - Apache Kudu 1.13.0 released https://kudu.apache.org/

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache Libcloud 3.2.0 released http://libcloud.apache.org/

FinTech --
 - Apache Fineract 1.4.0 released http://fineract.apache.org/

IoT --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® IoTDB™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/3xv3c

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Broker J 7.1.9 and J 8.0.1 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.1 BETA1 released https://hc.apache.org/
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.106 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 5.0.1 released https://openmeetings.apache.org/


Did You Know?

-  Did you know that select ApacheCon@Home sessions will be presented in German, Hindi, Mandarin, and Spanish? https://www.apachecon.com/acah2020/tracks/ 

- Did you know that you can download and use a variety of ASF Templates and Badges for personal, project, and corporate promotions? http://apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#template-and-usage 

- Did you know that you can help Apache Struts with its vote on v2.5.25? https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/re0ca300288262ab797ec0303c3b61daf2b1c9442222b92987a39ae88%40%3Cdev.struts.apache.org%3E


Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: August 2020 https://s.apache.org/Aug2020

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

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

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

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

 - "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 Christ Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris | Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew | Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg , Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3 | Daniel Gruno --Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1

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Friday September 18, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 18 September 2020

Greetings everyone --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: 21 October 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.
 - Registration is open (and free) for ApacheCon@Home 29 September - 1 October https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/ 
 - Sponsorships available for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/sponsors.html 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.89%. 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 – Over the past week, 382 Apache Committers changed 3,359,513 lines of code over 3,557 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Mark Thomas, Jarek Potiuk, Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, and Shad Storhaug.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kylin 4.0.0-alpha released https://kylin.apache.org/

IDE --
 - Apache NetBeans 12.1 released http://netbeans.apache.org/

Identity Management --
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.16 and 2.1.7 released https://syncope.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache MXNet (Incubating) 1.7.0 released http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org
 - Apache Commons Daemon 1.2.3 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-daemon/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.14.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0.2 GA released https://hc.apache.org/
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.58, 9.0.38, 10.0.0-M8 released https://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that ApacheCon@Home features keynotes by Jonathan Ellis of DataStax, Sam Lightstone of IBM, Gian Merlino of Imply, Anil Inamdar of Instaclustr, Thomas Huang of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Edmon Begoli of Oak Ridge National Labs, Kim Huang of Red Hat, Sheng Wu of Tetrate, Camille Fournier of Two Sigma, and Catherine McGarvey of VMWare? Sign up today https://hopin.to/events/apachecon-home   

- Did you know that Solr is de-coupling from Apache Lucene to be an independent Apache project? Learn more from Atri Sharma, as interviewed by Rich Bowen, exclusively on Feathercast https://feathercast.apache.org/2020/09/01/apache-solr-and-lucene-atri-sharma/

- Did you know that recent entries into the Apache Incubator include BlueMarlin (Data Streaming), Liminal (Machine Learning), Pegasus (Big Data), and Sedona (Geospatial)? http://incubator.apache.org/  


Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: August 2020 https://s.apache.org/Aug2020

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

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

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

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

 - "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 Christ Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris | Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew | Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg , Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3 | Daniel Gruno --Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1

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Friday September 11, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 September 2020

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

Inside Infra – the interview series featuring members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 - Meet Daniel Gruno --Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 September 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.
 - Registration is open (and free) for ApacheCon@Home 29 September - 1 October https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/ 
 - Sponsorships available for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/sponsors.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 – Over the past week, 396 Apache Committers changed 2,112,475 lines of code over 3,612 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Daniel Gruno, Mark Miller, Nick Vatamaniuc, Robert Newson, and Andrea Cosentino. 

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Ranger 2.1.0 released http://ranger.apache.org/
 - Apache Accumulo 1.10.0 released http://accumulo.apache.org/

Content --
 -Apache Jackrabbit 2.12.11 and Oak 1.34.0 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Database --
 - Apache Geode 1.13.0 released http://geode.apache.org/
 - Apache ZooKeeper 3.6.2 released https://zookeeper.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache OpenJPA 3.1.2 released http://openjpa.apache.org/
 - Apache Commons IO 2.8.0 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-io/
 - Apache OpenWebBeans-2.0.18 released http://openwebbeans.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.25 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.11 released https://openmeetings.apache.org/

Did You Know?

- Did you know that ApacheCon@Home keynoters include
  Edmon Begoli, Director of Scalable Protected Data Facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory;
  Ben Bromhead, CTO and Co-Founder at Instaclustr;
  Jonathan Ellis, Co-founder and CTO at DataStax;
  Camille Fournier, Head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma;
  Kim Huang, Content Strategist at Red Hat;
  Thomas Huang, Technical Group Supervisor and Strategic Lead for Interactive Analytics at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory;
  Sam Lightstone, Chief Technology Officer for AI Strategy at IBM; and
  Catharine McGarvey, Development Engineering Lead for Tanzu at VMWare? https://www.apachecon.com/acah2020/tracks/keynotes.html

- Did you know that Apache Druid are holding a series of MeetUps in September? http://druid.apache.org/ 

- Did you know that Apache MXNet (incubating) was listed among the best machine learning and deep learning libraries for building and training machine learning and deep learning models? https://mxnet.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: August 2020 https://s.apache.org/Aug2020

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

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

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

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

 - "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 Christ Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris | Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew | Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg , Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3

 - 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

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Friday September 04, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 4 September 2020

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

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 September 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.
 - Registration is open (and free) for ApacheCon@Home 29 September - 1 October https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/ 
 - Sponsorships available for ApacheCon@Home https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/sponsors.html 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.76%. 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 – Over the past week, 387 Apache Committers changed 2,230,138 lines of code over 3,461 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Mark Miller, Hervé Boutemy, Tellier Benoit, Andrea Cosentino, and Claus Ibsen.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.18.6 and Oak 1.8.23 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Codec 1.15 released http://commons.apache.org/codec/

Messaging --
 - Apache Proton 0.32.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.6.2 and Solr 8.6.2 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache MyFaces Core 2.3-next-M4 released http://myfaces.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that details about the online/virtual format, presentation sessions, Apache projects and communities featured, schedule selection, languages available, sponsors, Slack channel & more are available at https://blogs.apache.org/conferences/entry/apachecon-home-2020-is-just ?

- Did you know that Target uses Apache Druid to ingest more than 3 trillion rows of data across 3,500+ data sources? http://druid.apache.org/ 

- Did you know that Apache Kylin enables SQL developers and BI users to achieve sub-second response times for queries against petabytes of data? http://kylin.apache.org/ 


Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: August 2020 https://s.apache.org/Aug2020

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

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

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

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

 - "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 Christ Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris | Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew | Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg , Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3

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Tuesday September 01, 2020

Apache Month in Review: August 2020

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

New this month --

 - ASF Annual Report – a look back at our many achievements during the 2020 Fiscal Year
    -- Press release https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport-PR
    -- Full report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

 - ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
   -- ApacheCon @Home 2020: ApacheCon North America and Europe have been combined and will be held online and free of charge 29 September - 1 October 2020. Sponsorship opportunities available. Join us! https://apachecon.com/acah2020

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served" – the feature documentary on the ASF filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin in 2019. 
   -- “Apache Innovation”, the fourth and final segment of the series now available https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation

 - Success at Apache: the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
   -- I Became an Apache Solr Committer in 4,662 Days. Here’s how you can do it faster! by Eric Pugh https://s.apache.org/hney3

 - Apache Month in Review: July 2020 https://s.apache.org/July2020


Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 16 September 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

 - ApacheCon @Home 29 September - 1 October 2020 https://apachecon.com/acah2020


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, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, 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 August was 99.79%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Committer Activity --

In August, 822 Apache Committers changed 16,077,266 lines of code over 14,003 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Mark Miller, Daniel Klco, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Gary Gregory, and Andrea Cosentino.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Calcite (Big Data); Cocoon (Web Frameworks); Commons Imaging (Libraries); Commons NET (Libraries); Commons Pool (Libraries); Commons Validator (Libraries); Commons JCS (Libraries); CXF (Libraries); Flink (Big Data); HBase (Big Data); HTTP Server (Servers); Kafka (Big Data); Log4cxx (Libraries); Lucene (Search); NiFi (Big Data); OpenMeetings (Web Conferencing); OpenNLP (Machine Learning); Parquet (Big Data); PDFBox (Content); Qpid (Messaging); ShardingSphere (Big Data); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); and Solr (Search).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects we invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/ . New releases from incubating podlings include: Apache APISIX (API) and IoTDB (IoT). 

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