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Friday February 15, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 February 2019

Mid-month already! Let's see what Apache Community worked on last week:

A little Valentine's appreciation to all our Sponsors, whose support demonstrates how they #LoveApache

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 February. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 21st year.
 - Join us: Apache Roadshow/DC and Open Source Career Fair 25 March 2019
 - CFP CLOSING TODAY: Apache Roadshow/Chicago 13-14 May 2019
 - Save the Date: ApacheCon North America 9-13 September in Las Vegas

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield 99.88% uptime.

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 477 Apache contributors changed 776,105 lines of code over 2,899 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Sean Busbey, Duo Zhang, Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, and Sebastian Bazley.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Library --
 - Apache Apache Commons Collections 4.3 released

Logging --
 - Apache Log4j 2.11.2 released

Network/Server --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.38 released - Apache Qpid Proton 0.27.0 released

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 7.7.0 and Solr 7.7.0 released
 - CVE-2017-3164 SSRF issue in Apache Solr

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Apache HTTP Server (24 years --established prior to the ASF's incorporation!); Gump and Portals (15 years); Directory, MyFaces, and Xerces (14 years); Tapestry (13 years); Roller (12 years); Cassandra and Subversion (9 years); Chemistry (8 years); BVa and OpenNLP (7 years); Clerezza and Crunch (6 years); Knox, Open Climate Workbench, and Spark (5 years); and DataFu (1 year). Many happy returns!

 - Did you know that Apache Groovy was downloaded 30 million times during Q4 2018?

 - Did you know that Apache Edgent (incubating) can be embedded in gateways and small footprint edge devices to enable real-time IoT data analytics?

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache in 2018 - By The Digits

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam

 - CFP Now Open: Apache Roadshow Chicago 13-14 May 2019

 - CFP now open for Berlin Buzzwords: 16-18 June 2019

 - Save the date: ApacheCon North America 9-13 September 2019

 - 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!

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