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Monday November 01, 2021

Apache Month in Review: October 2021

Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in October [video highlights available:

New This Month --

- Apache Software Foundation moves to CDN distribution for software.

- The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® OpenOffice® 4.1.11

- Presentations from ApacheCon 2021 events are available on the ASF's YouTube channel.  

- Apache Month in Review: September 2021

Important Dates --

- Next Board Meeting: 17 November 2021. Board calendar and minutes

- Apache CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2021 - 8-12 November 2021

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 October was 100.00%.

Committer Activity --

In October, 643 Apache Committers changed 47,071,028 lines of code over 11,309 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Claus Ibsen, Andi Huber, Gary Gregory, Andrea Cosentino, and Alex Herbert.   

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Airflow (Big Data); Ant (Build Management); APISIX (API); Bigtop (Big Data); Calcite (Big Data); Camel (Integration); CouchDB (Big Data); DB (Database); Flink (Big Data); Geode (Database); HBase (Big Data); Hop (Orchestration); HttpComponents (Servers); HTTP Server (Servers); Jackrabbit (Content); James (Mail); Kyuubi (Incubating; Big Data); Log4cxx (Libraries); Lucene (Search); OpenMeetings (Web Conferencing); OpenOffice (Content); PLC4X (IoT); Qpid (Messaging); ShardingSphere (Big Data); ShenYu (Incubating; API); SIS (Geospatial); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Solr (Search); Storm (Big Data); Syncope (Identity Management);Tomcat (Servers); Traffic Control (Servers); XMLBeans (Library).

Apache Project Anniversaries in October: Apache Ant (19 years); HttpComponents (14 years); Attic, Buildr, CouchDB, and Qpid (13 years); Community Development ("ComDev", 12 years); OODT and ZooKeeper (11 years); Kafka and Syncope (9 years); Ambari (8 years); BookKeeper, Drill, and MetaModel (7 years); Brooklyn, Groovy, Kylin, and REEF (6 years); Geode (5 years); Guacamole, Impala, and Mnemonic (4 years); Griffin (3 years); Petri (2 years); and Superset and TVM (1 year). Many happy returns!

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects wishing to become an official part of the ASF. More than three dozen projects are currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator.

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The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 October 2021

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

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 November 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Our 2021 events are complete: thanks to all speakers, sponsors, participants, and planners for their great turnout!
 - Presentations for ApacheCon Asia and ApacheCon@Home are available on the ASF YouTube channel.

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. View the Apache Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 320 Apache Committers changed 12,061,492 lines of code over 2,610 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tomaz Muraus, Udo Schnurpfeil, David Jencks, Claus Ibsen, and Konrad Windszus.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

API --
 - Apache ShenYu (incubating) 2.4.1 available

Big Data --
 - Apache Bigtop 3.0.0 released
 - Apache Kyuubi (incubating) 1.3.1-incubating released
 - Apache HBase 1.4.14 released

Databases --
 - Apache Geode 1.12.5 released

IoT --
 - Apache PLC4X 0.9.0 released

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid ProtonJ2 1.0.0-M3 released 

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.1.1 GA released

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 6.2.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that organizations can support the ASF through one-time or recurring corporate contributions, matching gifts, and other corporate giving initiatives? 

 - Did you know that presentations from ApacheCon's 2021 events are available on the ASF's YouTube channel

 - Did you know that BNP Paribas uses Apache Ignite as a Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing solution?

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: September 2021 and video highlights

- Watch "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] 2) "Apache Everywhere" [6 min] 3) "Why Apache" [2.5 min] 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min] 

 - ASF Annual Report: FY2021 -- Press release and Report (PDF)

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success 

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Asia are available on YouTube

 - "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
    Drew Foulks
    Greg Stein Part I
      ...Part II and Part III
    Daniel Gruno Part I and Part II
    Gavin McDonald Part I and Part II
    Andrew Wetmore Part I and Part II
    Chris Lambertus Part I  and Part II

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and The ASF page LinkedIn

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