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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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Sunday December 15, 2019

The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August - October 2019

FOUNDATION OPERATIONS SUMMARY

Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2020 (August - October 2019)

"...a preeminent organization in the world of open source software... The ASF has always distinguished itself by maintaining a consistent mode of project governance and evolution, known as "The Apache Way"."
—Brian Proffitt, Senior Principal Community Architect, Red Hat Open Source Program Office (ASF Silver Sponsor)


> Conferences and 
Events: During this period we held two major Apache events.

In September we held ApacheCon North America in Las Vegas, Nevada, and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the ASF. We had around 725 attendees at the Flamingo Hotel. Event details may be found at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/   Videos of the plenary sessions and other selected content may be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CLDVMcyo1s&list=PLU2OcwpQkYCzWULP5C-C9eTF4DcbnYa2l and audio from selected other presentations is at http://feathercast.apache.org/   Photos from the event are at https://photos.apachecon.com/?/category/2

In October we held ApacheCon Europe in Berlin, Germany. We had around 300 in attendance at the Kulturbrauerei Berlin. Event details may be found at https://aceu19.apachecon.com/  Session videos may be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EvCF4XKLso&list=PLU2OcwpQkYCxVGCGWtMxb9d27Z-pcoN9a  Photos from the event are at https://photos.apachecon.com/?/category/1

At the end of this period, we were in planning for our 2020 schedule of events. This will include:

  • Apache Roadshow Chicago (Proposed) - 2020-05-27 to 2020-05-30 Chicago, IL, USA
  • Apache Roadshow, Seattle - 2020-06-10 to 2020-06-13 Seattle, WA, USA
  • ApacheCon North America, New Orleans - 2020-09-28 to 2020-10-03 New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Apache Roadshow China (Proposed) - 2020-10-24 to 2020-10-26, (Location TBD)

(Please note that some of these events are still tentative.)

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact planners@apachecon.com

Upcoming events are listed at http://events.apache.org/ and may change as planning progresses.

> Community DevelopmentDuring this quarter a key theme was event participation.

In August our main focus was dealing with the requests for ordering project stickers for ApacheCon. For this special anniversary event we wanted to ensure that any many projects as possible would have stickers available on the ASF booth.

The main focus in September was to help provide support for Apachecon NA in Las Vegas. As usual we co-ordinated the Apache booth which was staffed by our community volunteers from various projects. They had the chance to speak to attendees, promote their project and hand out a range of giveaways. The ASF booth was also the central place where the Apache feather was on display for all attendees to sign. 

In October the feather was also taken to Berlin for ApacheCon EU and attendees were also invited to sign the feather. Once again we had a central and dynamic booth which became a meeting hub for attendees.

As part of bringing the Apache Way to new audiences, an Apache Day event was held in Indore, India during September. The aim was to give people an overview of the ASF, the Apache Way and also give some practical help in becoming a contributor.

Also this quarter we participated at CCOSS 19 in Guadalajara, Mexico. There was an Apache track with talks ranging from Getting Started to Governance and Open Source Licences. This was a great opportunity to connect with potential new contributors to open source.

We are still receiving requests to participate at events so need to put a plan in place for 2020.

> Committers and Contributions: Over the past quarter, 1,581 contributors committed 42,338 changes that amount to 14,073,594 lines of code across Apache projects. The top 5 contributors, in order, were: Tilman Hausherr (1,010 commits), Andrea Cosentino (788 commits), Mark Robert Miller (771 commits), Mark Thomas (681 commits), and Jean-Baptiste Onofré (616 commits).

All 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.

During Q2 FY2020, the ASF Secretary processed 210 ICLAs, 7 CCLAs, and 14 Software Grants. History of Apache committer growth can be seen at https://projects.apache.org/timelines.html

> Brand Management: Operations — The work of the Brand Management team falls broadly into one of three categories:

  • trademark transfers and registrations
  • granting permission to use our marks
  • addressing potential infringements of our marks

The volume of work this quarter has been roughly double that of the previous quarter. The increase has been mostly in the areas of requests to use our marks and queries regarding potential infringements. The increase in volme has been manageable, largely due to the tracking system we have put in place.

This quarter has seen requests to use Apache marks for user groups, events, merchandise, publications and training courses with nearly all requests being granted, subject to our Trademark Usage Policy. There have been a few cases this quarter of requests being made for marks that the ASF does not own which we have redirected to the correct owners.

Registrations — A number of registrations came up for renewal this quarter. We review each renewal as it comes up and, as a result, opted not to renew some of those registrations. The remaining renewals are in now progress.

Some registrations, particularly those outside the US, tend to be more complex. This quarter some of our registrations in China have continued to require additional work to help them progress.

Infringements — Potential infringements are brought to our attention from both internal and external sources. The majority of infringements we see are accidental and our project communities are able to resolve these quickly and informally with occasional input from the Brand Management team. A small number of issues take longer to resolve. We made progress on some of these this quarter and hope that that progress will continue next quarter.

We received multiple reports of a significant infringement this quarter and are in contact with the company concerned to remedy the situation. We hope to have this resolved in the next quarter.

And finally…

The Brand Management team  welcomes your comments and suggestions as well as any questions you might have. Please see https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/contact for our contact details.

> Infrastructure: The datacenter fast-exit mentioned last quarter was completed, as an all-hands shift. That went very well, and our services have been relocated. That sudden move really helped us to double-check our configuration management (Puppet-based) and to reallocate services to better-cost providers, to stretch our Infrastructure dollar.

For a short while in August, we experienced some email issues that created a perfect storm with one of our primary providers. That has been resolved, with a new mail queue monitoring system and alerting, helping to improve our ongoing level of uptime and service.

September was our 20th Anniversary ApacheCon North America, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The entire team traveled to Vegas to meet with each other and with the community. It was a great opportunity to put faces to new names, to see some old faces, and to get a bit of work and team bonding accomplished.

We also launched our new ".asf.yaml" service for out projects to self-service many aspects of their GitHub presence, and workflow for publishing project websites. More features for the projects, and less tickets for the team. This has been working well, and we continue to improve upon its capabilities. One of the Apache community members provided several features through some Pull Requests -- it is always great to see someone in the community helping out the thousands of others who form Apache.

One of our final initiatives in the quarter, was a revamp of how we map projects' Apache Subversion repositories over to GitHub. We upgraded the server, improved the mapping system, and pruned out numerous unused projects (eg. they had switched to git). We also improved the resiliency of our GitHub-based webhooks by using message queues for repeatability, and to hold messages while we upgrade the primary server. We've seen improvements in stability and ordering, already.

> Financial Statement:


> Fundraising: Fundraising work continues smoothly with very few non-BAU/business-as-usual details to share. "No news is good news", as they say!

We are pleased to report that the online form and digital agreement signature procedures announced last quarter are working well and keeping busywork to a minimum.

We once again thank all of our wonderful ApacheCon sponsors that showed up in force at ApacheCon NA and ApacheCon EU and were glad to enjoy some in-person time with both Event and Foundation sponsors.

A targeted sponsorship for D&I was received and processed per our BAU procedure. This was the first exercise of the procedure and worked well. We also continued conversations with a targeted sponsor for a project as well as explored the possibility of a crypto token donation.

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Thank you to all our Sponsors --

  • PLATINUM: Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Pineapple Fund, Verizon Media, Tencent
  • GOLD: Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Union Investment, Workday
  • SILVER: Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Baidu, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Inspur, ODPi, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target
  • BRONZE: Airport Rentals, The Blog Starter, Bookmakers, Cash Store, Bestecasinobonussen.nl, CarGurus, Casino2k, Cloudsoft, The Economic Secretariat, Emerio, Footprints Recruiting, Gundry MD, HostChecka.com, Host Advice, HostingAdvice.com, Journal Review, LeoVegas Indian Online Casino,  Mutuo Kredit AG, Online Holland Casino, ProPrivacy, PureVPN, RX-M, SCAMS.info, Site Builder Report, Start a Blog by Ryan Robinson, Talend, The Best VPN, Top10VPN, Twitter, Web Hosting Secret Revealed
  • TARGETED PLATINUM: CloudBees, DLA Piper, JetBrains, Microsoft, OSU Open Source Labs, Sonatype, Verizon Media
  • TARGETED GOLD: Atlassian, The CrytpoFund, Datadog, PhoenixNAP, Quenda
  • TARGETED SILVER: Amazon Web Services, HotWax Systems, Rackspace
  • TARGETED BRONZE: Bintray, Education Networks of America, Google, Hopsie, No-IP, PagerDuty, Peregrine Computer Consultants Corporation, Sonic.net, SURFnet, Virtru

To sponsor The Apache Software Foundation, visit http://apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html . To make a one-time or monthly recurring donation, please visit https://donate.apache.org/

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Report prepared by Sally Khudairi, Vice President Marketing & Publicity, with contributions by Rich Bowen, Vice President Conferences; Sharan Foga, Vice President Community Development; Mark Thomas, Vice President Brand Management; David Nalley, Vice President Infrastructure; Greg Stein, ASF Infrastructure Administrator; Tom Pappas, Vice President Finance; and Daniel Ruggeri, Vice President Fundraising.

For more information, subscribe to the announce@apache.org mailing list and visit http://www.apache.org/, the ASF Blog at http://blogs.apache.org/, the @TheASF on Twitter, and https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation.

(c) The Apache Software Foundation 2019.

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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Thursday December 05, 2019

Launch of the 2020 ASF Community Survey

This week, we are excited to launch the 2020 ASF Community Survey, with which we will gather scientific data that allows us to understand our community better, both in its demographic composition, and also in collaboration styles and preferences. We want to find areas where we can continue to do great work and others where we need to provide more support so that our projects can keep growing healthy and diverse. This joint effort was long overdue: our last survey of this kind was implemented in 2016 [1], which means that all the information we currently have about our communities is outdated. 

For this new version of the survey, we have hired Bitergia to design it, a company expert in analysing open source communities and other types of software development teams. They have experience in this type of surveys and research in open source communities. Among other studies, their previous work includes an analysis in gender diversity in technical contributions for OpenStack [2]. The 2020 ASF Community Survey is the first part of a two-stage research. The second part consists of interviews with people who have contributed to the ASF, in order to assess their experience. We'll share more on this second part of the project soon. 

This survey and research are part of the ASF efforts to build a more equitable, inclusive and diverse community. They are run by the Vice Presidency of Diversity and Inclusion, a team formed last May. We'll share a broader update about this group in January.

If you have an apache.org email address you will receive an email by Thursday, Dec 5 at 3PM PST, with a link to the survey. Please take 15 minutes to complete it. If you didn't receive the email or you do not have an apache.org email address, please use this link to complete the survey: 

https://communitysurvey.limequery.org/454363

We are looking to hear from everyone in our community: from users and contributors, to committers and PMCs. Everyone's voice matters. 

Find more information about the 2020 ASF Community Survey on its page on Confluence [3], including the privacy policy governing this initiative. If you are part of our community, either as a user, contributor, or both, your participation is paramount to the success of this project! Please consider filling out the survey, and share this blog on social media, send it to your fellow Apache contributors. As individuals form the Apache community, your opinion matters: we need to hear your voice.

Links

[1] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/COMDEV/ASF+Committer+Diversity+Survey+-+2016
[2] https://blog.bitergia.com/tag/openstack/
[3] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/EDI/Launch+Plan+-+The+2020+ASF+Community+Survey

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Wednesday December 04, 2019

The ApacheⓇ Software Foundation Welcomes CloudBees as its Newest Targeted Sponsor at the Platinum Level

Donation of Continuous Delivery Software Services Helps Support Apache Infrastructure, Projects, and Communities

Wakefield, MA, and DevOps World/Jenkins World Lisbon, Portugal —4 December 2019— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that CloudBees has become an ASF Targeted Sponsor at the Platinum level.

"We are pleased to welcome CloudBees as a Targeted Platinum Sponsor," said ASF Vice President Fundraising Daniel Ruggeri. "ASF Sponsors help offset our day-to-day operating expenses, from Accounting to Infrastructure to Legal to Marketing and more. Targeted Sponsorship provides contributions aimed at activities and programs that support specific ASF operations as well as designated Apache projects and their communities. Among the many benefits towards Apache Infrastructure, Targeted donations include development/collaboration tools, co-location space, cloud services, monitoring systems and more. We are excited to add continuous delivery software services to the list, courtesy of CloudBees."

"CloudBees is a strong advocate of Open Source. As major contributors to many Open Source projects, including Jenkins and Jenkins X, we see the value organizations derive from using Open Source every day," said Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder, CloudBees. "Our contribution to The Apache Software Foundation will enable it to continue its mission to develop Open Source projects and support the use of Open Source all over the world. We are proud to be a targeted sponsor."

The ASF Infrastructure Team keeps the Foundation's global services running 24x7x365 at near 100% uptime at less than US$5,000 per project. Performance statistics that reflect 7M+ weekly checks and project mail volume across 2,059 lists are available at http://status.apache.org/

"Every day, billions of users of Apache projects benefit from the many services provided by ASF Infrastructure," added Ruggeri. "Our sponsors' generosity helps bolster the support provided to more than 350 Apache projects and their communities. We look forward to expanding the Targeted Sponsorship program to meet the growing demand for Apache projects that build upon our mission of providing software for the public good."

CloudBees joins the following Targeted Sponsors:
  • Platinum —DLA Piper, JetBrains, Microsoft, OSU Open Source Labs, Sonatype, and Verizon Media;

  • Gold —Atlassian, The CrytpoFund, Datadog, PhoenixNAP, and Quenda;

  • Silver —Amazon Web Services, Hotwax Systems, and Rackspace; and

  • Bronze —Bintray, Education Networks of America, Google, Hopsie, No-IP, PagerDuty, Peregrine Computer Consultants Corporation, Sonic.net, SURFnet, and Virtru.

To become an ASF Sponsor, please visit http://apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html

About CloudBees
CloudBees is powering the continuous economy by offering the world’s first end-to-end continuous software delivery management system (SDM). For millions of developers and product teams driving innovation for businesses large or small, SDM builds on continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) to enable all functions and teams within and around the software delivery organization to best work together to amplify value creation. CloudBees is the CI, CD and application release orchestration (ARO) powerhouse, built on the commercial success of its products as well as its open source leadership. CloudBees is the largest contributor to Jenkins and Jenkins X, and a founding member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF). From startups with full-stack developers practicing NoOps to large Fortune 100 companies, CloudBees enables all software-driven organizations to intelligently deploy the right capabilities at the right time. 

Over 3,500 of the world's best-known brands and over 50% of the Fortune 500 depend on CloudBees because of its ability to work across any cloud, in any development environment and to balance corporate governance and control with developer flexibility and freedom. CloudBees is home to the world’s leading DevOps experts, helping thousands of companies harness the power of "continuous everything" and putting them on the fastest path from great idea, to great software, to great business value. 

Backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures, Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital and Unusual Ventures, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps professionals. Follow CloudBees on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 760 individual Members and 7,400 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Oath, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, and Union Investment. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache HTTP Server", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sally Khudairi
Vice President
The Apache Software Foundation
+1 617 921 8656
press@apache.org

Sydney Holmquist 
PAN Communications 
+1 407 734 7327
cloudbees@pancomm.com

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