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Friday May 01, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 May 2020

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

The Apache Software Foundation – the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 34 New Members

Inside Infra – the new interview series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 - Meet Drew Foulks

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

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences 
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June

Apache Community Development – the committee that welcomes new participants to the Apache community and mentors them in "The Apache Way".
 - Budapest, Hungary, joins as the latest Apache Local Community (ALC) Chapter
 - About the Apache Local Community program

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.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 905 Apache contributors changed 4,556,300 lines of code over 3,929 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Tian Jiang, Mark Thomas, Andrea Cosentino, and Adrian Cole.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Ignite 2.8.0 released 

Content --
 - Apache UIMA uimaFIT 2.5.0 released 

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP --
 - Apache OFBiz 17.12.03 released

Databases --
 - Apache Impala 3.4.0 released

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.2 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Daffodil (Incubating) 2.6.0

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.51.0 released

Search --
- Apache Lucene 7.7.3 and Solr 7.7.3 released

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.24 released

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 5.0.0-M4 released

Web Framework --
 - Apache Wicket 8.8.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache Geronimo (17 years); Tomcat (16 years); OpenJPA, POI, TomEE, Turbine (14 years); Libcloud (10 years); Giraph and ManifoldCF (9 years); Phoenix (7 years); Whimsy (6 years); Bahir, TinkerPop, Zeppelin (5 years); SystemML (4 years); Traffic Control (3 years); Dubbo (2 years)  

 - Did you know that Apache Kudu is able to sustain high levels of ingest throughput whilst delivering fantastic scan performance?

 - Did you know that Kafka Summit 2020 will be virtual and free?  

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak  

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership

 - Apache Month In Review: April 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020)  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019)

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998

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

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet Chris Thistlethwaite

 - 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 and Twitter account

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more!

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

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Apache Month in Review: April 2020

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

New this month --

 - Announcing New ASF Board of Directors  

 - ASF Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak 

 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences  

 - Success at Apache: Welcoming Communities Strengthens the Apache Way 

 - Apache Month in Review: March 2020

Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 20 May 2020. Board calendar and minutes 

 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June  

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 April was 99.94%.

Committer Activity --

In April, 783 Apache Committers changed 4,753,944 lines of code over 14,634 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Hervé Boutemy, Andrea Cosentino, Tellier Benoit, Mark Thomas, and Alex Herbert.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Apache Arrow (Big Data); Commons Lang and Numbers (Libraries); Directory (Servers); Druid (Big Data); Flagon (Incubating; Libraries); Flink (Big Data); Groovy (Programming Languages); HBase (Big Data); HTTP Server (Servers); Jackrabbit (Content); Kafka (Big Data); Libcloud (Cloud Computing); Lucene (Search); MyNewt (Embedded OS); NiFi (Big Data); Qpid (Messaging); Pulsar (Messaging); SAMOA (Big Data); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Subversion (Version Control); Tika (Big Data); Tomcat (Servers); Traffic Control (Servers); Traffic Server (Servers); Tuweni (Blockchain); Wicket (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. Congratulations to Apache ShardingSphere for graduating as a Top-Level Project  . No new podlings have entered the Incubator over the past month, but we invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator  

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