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Friday February 28, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 28 February 2020

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

Happy 20th Anniversary Apache Subversion! Huzzah to the community-led version control software and source code management tool https://s.apache.org/ApacheSVN20

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 March 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 1) Apache Roadshow/DC --25 March in CHANTILLY, VA. Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available. Topics include Apache Projects & CARE Initiatives (with George Mason University Center for Assurance Research & Engineering); Cybersecurity; and Open Source Software in Start-Ups. https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/
 2) Apache Roadshow/Chicago --18-19 May in CHICAGO, IL. CFP open. Sponsorship opportunities available. https://www.apachecon.com/chiroadshow20/
 3) Apache Roadshow/Seattle --10-12 June in REDMOND, WA. Sponsorship opportunities available. Topics include Data and Analytics, ML and AI, Java, Cloud, Containers, Servers, and Web Frameworks. https://www.apachecon.com/searoadshow20
 4) ApacheCon North America --28 September - 2 October in NEW ORLEANS, LA. CFP open; Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available. Topics include Big Data Integration, Community, IoT, Search, Geospatial, Graphing, Integration, Servers, and more. Apache Project content includes Camel, Cassandra, Cloudstack, Fineract, Flagon, Gobblin, Groovy, HTTP Server, Ignite, Karaf, Observability, Solr/Lucene, Tomcat, and Traffic Server/Traffic Control, among others. https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.96%. 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, 908 Apache contributors changed 12,988,552 lines of code over 3,974 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Paul Davis, Nick Vatamaniuc, Carlos Rovira, Andrea Cosentino, and Nicola Ferraro. 

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

API --
 - Apache APISIX 1.1 and Dashboard 1.0 (Incubating) released https://apisix.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache NiFi 1.11.2 and 1.11.3 released https://nifi.apache.org/
 - Apache Kylin 2.6.5 and 3.0.1 released https://kylin.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.19 released
https://pdfbox.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 GA released https://hc.apache.org/
 - Apache Tomcat 10.0.0-M1 released https://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that new podlings undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include NLPCraft (natural language processing resource scheduler), NuttX (real-time embedded operating system), and YuniKorn (standalone Big Data resource scheduler)?http://incubator.apache.org/projects/#current

 - Did you know that Target uses Apache Druid for their enterprise-scale dashboarding/analytics platform? http://druid.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Open Office has a new English dictionaries extension release? http://openoffice.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Month In Review: January 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/1bbb1

 - "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

 - 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

 - 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

 - 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 February 27, 2020

The Apache Software Foundation Announces 20th Anniversary of Apache® Subversion®

Community-led Version Control Software and Source Code Management Tool Available on Most Integration Servers, Integrated Development Environments, Issue Tracking Systems, and more. 

Wakefield, MA —27 February 2020— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the 20th Anniversary of Apache® Subversion®, the popular centralized software version control system.

Apache Subversion ("SVN") allows users to commit code, manage changes, and recover previous versions of all sorts of data across files and directories. Subversion is ideal for distributed teams who need to easily audit and act on modification logs and versioning history across projects. Subversion originated at CollabNet in 2000 as an effort to create an Open Source version-control system similar to the then-standard CVS (Concurrent Versions System) but with additional features and functionality. Subversion was submitted to the Apache Incubator In November 2009, and became an Apache Top-Level Project in February 2010.

"We are very proud of Subversion's long history, and remain committed to our mission statement," said Stefan Sperling, Vice President of Apache Subversion. "Subversion has moved well beyond its initial goal of creating a compelling replacement for CVS. In 2010 our mission statement was updated to ‘Enterprise-class centralized version control for the masses’.”

Over its 20-year history, Subversion has grown to become the most popular version control system on the market, and remains the leading centralized versioning and revision control software today. Millions of users worldwide depend on the collaboration-friendly system to easily access all files and historical data simultaneously without code conflicts or corruption. Subversion accommodates a wide variety of integrated development environments (IDEs), and is well-suited for large projects. 

Apache Subversion has been broadly adopted for mission-critical code distribution and collaboration workflow by Adobe Dreamweaver, Eclipse, Google, Halliburton, Microsoft Visual Studio, Python, Ruby, Skype, SourceForge, and WordPress, among many organizations and development communities. The ASF uses Apache Subversion in its own infrastructure, housing millions of lines of code in more than 1.8 Million commits across 300 Apache Top-Level Projects and sub-projects.

"One of the best decisions of my life was emailing up Karl (Fogel) to see if he was interested in moving the Open Source community beyond CVS," said Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of CollabNet and co-founder of The Apache Software Foundation. "Essential to Subversion's success was the core team of Karl, Ben (Collins-Sussman), and Mike (Pilato) working publicly, spending the difficult time on design docs and helping newbies up the learning curve, with the goal of building as a community what three people (even the best) alone could not do. 20 years later I'm not surprised to see it continuing to innovate, to add features, to fix bugs, and to push the envelope forward. Git still needs competition :) But it's also the best example, and essential example, for why community matters more than code. It's the Subversion community that made it successful, that made the code continuously better, that left no CVS user behind, and that did so with the technical precision and super-human decency all other projects should aspire to."

"Twenty years later, Subversion is no longer the upstart -- it is mature software, and still going strong," said Karl Fogel, original founding developer of Subversion, and Partner at Open Tech Strategies. "Subversion continues to be widely used, especially in enterprise settings, because of its reliability, the simplicity of its conceptual model, its ability to handle large files, and features like path-based access control and optional file-locking. In situations where Subversion's centralized model is the right tool for the job, it really shines: we use it for our entire internal corporate tree, for example, because the path-based authorization is crucial. To get some other viewpoints on where Subversion has come over 20 years, I took a walk through the main project's support forums and the forums of TortoiseSVN, the popular open source SVN client application for Windows. I was delighted by what I saw: a diversity of uses and users, fast and helpful responses, and a focus on practical needs. Starting two decades ago, Subversion helped bring version control beyond developers to a wider audience, and it continues to do that today."

"Today we've got a plethora of fast, reliable, and efficient version control systems, but twenty years ago we had exactly zero: CVS was the only widely used version control system and it still failed in unpredictable ways (including bitrot that was undetectable until you tried to check out old code)," said Brian Fitzpatrick, one of Subversion’s earlier developers. "Even though most people use Git today in the Open Source world, Subversion was the catalyst that allowed folks to move from CVS to Git and so many other modern day version control systems. While the core team wrote a great deal of Subversion's code, we also spent a great deal of time communicating outside of our office in Chicago in an effort to build a larger Subversion community--an effort that eventually paid off more than tenfold."

"When we gathered in my basement in early 2000, thinking about what paths Subversion should follow, none of us imagined what would be accomplished over the next twenty years," said Greg Stein, an early developer of Subversion, and former Vice President of Apache Subversion. "We focused on improving the experience of CVS users and administrators. We overshot our own expectations within just a few years, creating a system that millions have found worthy. From our humble beginnings, I couldn't be more proud of what the community has accomplished."

"Technology is at its best when it brings people together," said Matt Mullenweg, Founder and Lead Developer at the WordPress Foundation. "SVN has brought countless people together over the years and I wish it much continued success."

"Reliable and powerful version management is essential for our product development. Today, more than 100 of our employees regularly use Apache Subversion with several million lines of source code in our Subversion repository," said Roland Wagner, Head of Product Marketing at CODESYS Group. "Our success with Subversion convinced us to become the first company to develop a connected product for the area of industrial automation with the launch of CODESYS SVN. Many of the over 100,000 CODESYS users worldwide work with CODESYS SVN whichsignificantly simplifies the development of their industrial IEC 61131-3 application software, when realizing automation projects for factories and plants, mobile machines, buildings and energy systems. We thank and congratulate the Subversion community on its 20th anniversary!"

"After 20 years, Apache Subversion continues to deliver on our goal with a stable and portable version control system that powers software projects of all sizes being developed on any of the popular operating system platforms," added Sperling. "Apache Subversion repositories store valuable mission-critical assets of companies and organizations across the globe. Subversion remains an essential source code management tool for developers at every level --we welcome their participation on our lists and community."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Subversion software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Subversion, visit http://subversion.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest Open Source foundation, stewarding 200M+ lines of code and providing more than $20B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no cost. The ASF’s all-volunteer community grew from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to 765 individual Members and 206 Project Management Committees who successfully lead 350+ Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with 7,200 Committers through the ASF’s meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way". Apache software is integral to nearly every end user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially-friendly and permissive Apache License v2 has become an industry standard within the Open Source world, helping launch billion dollar corporations and benefiting countless users worldwide. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, CarGurus, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, Leaseweb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday, and Verizon Media. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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Friday February 21, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 21 February 2020

It's Friday already! We're wrapping up another great week with the following activities:

Happy 25th Anniversary Apache HTTP Server! Raise a glass to the project and community that started it all. Hats off for its longevity as the world's most popular Web server for a quarter century. Many happy returns http://httpd.apache.org/

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 March 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 1) Apache Roadshow/DC --25 March in CHANTILLY, VA. Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available. Topics include Apache Projects & CARE Initiatives (with George Mason University Center for Assurance Research & Engineering); Cybersecurity; and Open Source Software in Start-Ups. https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/
 2) Apache Roadshow/Chicago --18-19 May in CHICAGO, IL. CFP open. Sponsorship opportunities available. https://www.apachecon.com/chiroadshow20/
 3) Apache Roadshow/Seattle --10-12 June in REDMOND, WA. Sponsorship opportunities available. Topics include Data and Analytics, ML and AI, Java, Cloud, Containers, Servers, and Web Frameworks. https://www.apachecon.com/searoadshow20
 4) ApacheCon North America --28 September - 2 October in NEW ORLEANS, LA. CFP open; Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available. Topics include Big Data Integration, Community, IoT, Search, Geospatial, Graphing, Integration, Servers, and more. Apache Project content includes Camel, Cassandra, Cloudstack, Fineract, Flagon, Gobblin, Groovy, HTTP Server, Ignite, Karaf, Observability, Solr/Lucene, Tomcat, and Traffic Server/Traffic Control, among others. https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/

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, 810 Apache contributors changed 4,791,832 lines of code over 3,495 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Andi Huber, Bharath Vissapragadam, and Carlos Rovira.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Avro 1.9.2 released https://avro.apache.org/
 - Apache HBase 2.1.9 released https://hbase.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.0 and Oak 1.4.26 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/
 - Apache POI 4.1.2 released https://poi.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.1.8 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.1 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.100 released https://tomcat.apache.org/
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 GA released https://hc.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that newcomers to Apache are encouraged to get started and learn about The Apache Way with the friendly folks at ASF's Community Development (ComDev) project? http://community.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Boston Children's Hospital uses Apache cTAKES to link phenotypic and genomic data for the Precision Link Biobank? http://ctakes.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Netflix uses Apache Druid to optimize streaming in real time? http://druid.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Month In Review: January 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/1bbb1

 - "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

 - 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

 - 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

 - 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 February 14, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 14 February 2020

Happy Friday (and Valentine's Day for those who celebrate) --let's review 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: 19 February 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 1) Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available: Apache Roadshow/DC --25 March in CHANTILLY, VA. Topics include Apache Projects & CARE Initiatives (with  George Mason University Center for Assurance Research & Engineering); Cybersecurity; and Open Source Software in Start-Ups. https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/
 2) CFP open. Sponsorship opportunities available: Apache Roadshow/Chicago --18-19 May in CHICAGO, IL. https://www.apachecon.com/chiroadshow20/
 3) Sponsorship opportunities available. Apache Roadshow/Seattle --10-12 June in REDMOND, WA. Topics include Data and Analytics, ML and AI, Java, Cloud, Containers, Servers, and Web Frameworks. https://www.apachecon.com/searoadshow20
 4) CFP open; Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available: ApacheCon North America --28 September - 2 October in NEW ORLEANS, LA. Topics include Big Data Integration, Community, IoT, Search, Geospatial, Graphing, Integration, Servers, and more. Apache Project content includes Camel, Cassandra, Cloudstack, Fineract, Flagon, Gobblin, Groovy, HTTP Server, Ignite, Karaf, Observability, Solr/Lucene, Tomcat, and Traffic Server/Traffic Control, among others. https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.85%. 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, 943 Apache contributors changed 3,276,658 lines of code over 3,818 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Tarocchi, Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Lukasz Lenart, and Duo Zhang.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Arrow 0.16.0 released https://arrow.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.1 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Cryptography
 - Apache Milagro (Incubating) Crypto-C V2.0.1 released https://milagro.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.20 released https://commons.apache.org/compress/
 - Apache Commons CSV 1.8 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-csv/

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.0 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.51 and 9.0.31 released http://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Impala now supports Apache Hudi (incubating), Hive, and ORC? http://impala.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache NetBeans C/C++ donation by Oracle is nearing completion? Review and final stage countdown is on https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rc62f519d5a203d1624cbc5116e0db399fed8ce7560bc7594a93e6fd8%40%3Cdev.netbeans.apache.org%3E

 - Did you know that you can access your favorite Apache project logos at http://apache.org/logos/ ?

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Month In Review: January 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/1bbb1

 - "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

 - 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

 - 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 February 07, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 February 2020

Welcome, February! We're wrapping up another great week with the following activities:

ASF Security Report 2019 – the state of security across all Apache projects with key metrics, specific vulnerabilities, and the most common ways users of ASF projects were affected by security issues https://s.apache.org/tbyxg

Success at Apache – the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - "Success at Apache: Literally" by Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/xjcrj

Apache Month In Review: January 2020 – a new monthly overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/1bbb1

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 February 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - CFP Open: ApacheCon North America - 28 September - 2 October - tracks include Big Data, Cloud, Community, Content Delivery, FinTech, Geospatial, Graphing, IoT, Observability, Search, Servers, and more. https://www.apachecon.com/
 - Registration Open: Apache Roadshow/DC - 25 March - topics include Apache projects in CARE initiatives, cybersecurity, start-ups, and more. https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/

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 – this week, 879 Apache contributors changed 2,008,768 lines of code over 3,559 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Thomas, and Tilman Hausherr.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Flink 1.9.2 released https://flink.apache.org/
 - Apache Beam 2.19.0 released https://beam.apache.org/
 - Apache NiFi 1.11.1 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.20 and 1.8.20 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP --
 - Apache OFBiz 16.11.07 released https://ofbiz.apache.org

Libraries --
 - Apache Velocity Engine 2.2 released https://velocity.apache.org/
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.9.3 released https://deltaspike.apache.org/

Network Client --
 - Apache Guacamole 1.1.0 released https://guacamole.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating their anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache HTTP Server (25 years!); Gump and Portals (16 years); Directory, MyFaces, and Xerces (15 years); Tapestry (14 years); Roller (13 years); Cassandra and Subversion (10 years); Chemistry (9 years); BVal and OpenNLP (8 years); Clerezza and Crunch (7 years); Knox, Open Climate Workbench, and Spark (6 years); DataFu (2 years); and Unomi (1 year). https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that, over past year, the ASF processed 759 Individual Contributor License Agreements, 34 Corporate Contributor License Agreements, and 40 Software Grants? https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - Did you know that Apache Airflow is having its first MeetUp in Bangalore? http://airflow.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - "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

 - 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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Wednesday February 05, 2020

Apache Month in Review: January 2020

We're pleased to introduce a new monthly overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community. Below is the wrap-up of our activities in January:

New this month --

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

 - Apache Software Foundation 2019 Security Report https://s.apache.org/tbyxg

 - Launch of 2020 ASF Community Survey https://s.apache.org/pzol5

 - Update on "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions


Important Dates --

 - Registration open: Apache Roadshow/DC 25 March --tracks include Apache Projects and CARE Initiatives, Cybersecurity, and Start‑Ups. https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/

 - Now open: CFP for ApacheCon North America --tracks include Big Data, Cloud, Community, Content Delivery, FinTech, Geospatial, Graphing, IoT, Observability, Search, Servers, and more. https://www.apachecon.com/

 - Next Board Meeting: 19 February 2020. http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html


Infrastructure --

The ASF's distributed, seven-member Infrastructure team 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 January was 99.94%.


Committer Activity --

In January, 898 Apache Committers changed 4,835,906 lines of code over 14,064 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Dan Haywood, Andrea Cosentino, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Claus Ibsen, and Andi Huber.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Beam (Big Data), Commons Codec (Libraries), Commons VFS (Libraries), Crail (incubating; Libraries), Daffodil (incubating; Libraries), Drill (Big Data), Druid (Big Data), Geode (Big Data), Groovy (Programming Languages), HttpComponents (4 releases; Servers), IoTDB (incubating; IoT); Jackrabbit (5 releases; Content), Juneau (Libraries), Libcloud (2 releases; Cloud Computing), Lucene/Solr (2 releases; Search), NiFi (Big Data), OpenNLP (Machine Learning), OpenWebBeans (Libraries), Parquet (Big Data), Pulsar (Messaging), Qpid (Messaging), SpamAssassin (Mail), and Wicket (2 releases; Web Frameworks).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. YuniKorn (Resource Scheduler) is the latest podling undergoing development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/

The Apache Attic provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life. Apache ODE (Orchestration) has retired to the Attic https://attic.apache.org/

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Monday February 03, 2020

Success at Apache: Literally

by Chris Thistlethwaite

I became part of the Apache community as a member of the ASF Infrastructure team in 2016, and was elected an ASF Member in 2019.

Browsing through the other "Success at Apache" posts made me reflect on the word "success". Years ago, I was asked in a job interview, "How do you define success?". After a pause, I asked back, "In what?", which threw the interviewer off a bit. That's just too broad of a question for me to define one answer: success in a career, success as a human, success as a team member, success at a software release, the list goes on and on. 

Every day there's a giant list of possible successes and failures, and that’s even before you get to work ...so keep that in mind as you continue reading.

In August of 2016 I came across a blog post that would change my life forever. 

At the time, I was looking for a new job that was taking longer than I expected. Taking a long shot, I sent off a very sparse email replying to the post. Two days later David Nalley (VP Infrastructure) replied, introducing me to Daniel Gruno who'd be doing the first round of interviewing. Fast forward a few months, and, spoiler alert: I got the job.

My first day "in the office" was in Seville, Spain, on November 14th during ApacheCon EU. Let me jump back a bit: most of the "Success at Apache" posts talk about the extensive background the authors have, both in the Open Source community and the ASF. While I use httpd, LAMP, etc. all the time, I never really found out how the "sausage was made". Apache has well-made products and the philosophy of how they were built intrigued me. My career until that point has mostly been inside Microsoft shops, usually with me suggesting FOSS solutions in meetings and only getting to use them in small-ish batches. A few MySQL boxes here, a few other Linux machines there, but not "full stack" kinda stuff: I ran it where I could but I was very happy with Microsoft products. "Best tool for the job", right? 

Anyway, back to Spain. I don't travel as much as I should, my Spanish is terrible (or enough to get me into a bar fight), and I'm traveling to a country I've never been to.

Friday November 11th was the last day at my previous job. Saturday afternoon, I left my wife and kid to jump on a plane for Seville, Sunday-ish I landed, and on Monday I started work in another country, at a job that was 98% Linux-based (Windows Jenkins build nodes), with people whom I’ve never seen before because no one used video chat during the interviews --at a conference held by the foundation I now work for. 

You may ask yourself, "How did I get here?", as I sure did: queue "Once in a Lifetime" by the Talking Heads...

My time at the ASF has been very interesting to say the least. With such a huge range of users of Apache software, some days I'm helping a large global company trying to get a product out the door, other days I'm troubleshooting a broken commit for someone working in their basement between dinner and baths for the kids. That's what makes this place special: those contributions help the community and help the common good of the project. The unique perspective I have is from within Infra. We don't just support the ASF, we support all projects in one way or another. One project might just be getting started with automated builds in Jenkins while another has been using CI/CD for years. That's a true strength of the ASF: disparate parts come together as a whole in a way that wouldn't work otherwise. Some days my job has nothing to do with technology, it's just getting the right people together on an email to figure out how to solve a problem, leveraging the different parts.

As mentioned earlier, "success" is a moving target, and at Apache, it's no different. Though in my case, any success at my job means I'm helping the ASF become successful, which in turn helps the projects and communities it supports. Behind every commit is a person, just working towards their own success.

I'm glad that I took the chance to respond to the job opening. Every job, company, and environment have a fair share of unpredictably and diversity. At the ASF, those traits are celebrated, leveraged, leaned on, and held up by the great people I get to work with and the community that I'm proud to be a part of.


Chris Thistlethwaite has been fixing problems and herding cats since before he can remember. He likes digging through log files to find solutions to complex problems and then turning his findings into pretty charts and graphs. After working at Avenue A | Razorfish, Sharebuilder, and some small startups, he brought his unique perspective on DevOps/Systems Engineering to the ASF Infrastructure team, where he specializes in monitoring systems. In his spare time, he enjoys homelabbing and spending time with his family.

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"Success at Apache" is a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works" https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

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