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Tuesday September 01, 2020

Apache Month in Review: August 2020

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

New this month --

 - ASF Annual Report – a look back at our many achievements during the 2020 Fiscal Year
    -- Press release https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport-PR
    -- Full report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

 - ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
   -- ApacheCon @Home 2020: ApacheCon North America and Europe have been combined and will be held online and free of charge 29 September - 1 October 2020. Sponsorship opportunities available. Join us! https://apachecon.com/acah2020

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served" – the feature documentary on the ASF filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin in 2019. 
   -- “Apache Innovation”, the fourth and final segment of the series now available https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation

 - Success at Apache: the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
   -- I Became an Apache Solr Committer in 4,662 Days. Here’s how you can do it faster! by Eric Pugh https://s.apache.org/hney3

 - Apache Month in Review: July 2020 https://s.apache.org/July2020


Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 16 September 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

 - ApacheCon @Home 29 September - 1 October 2020 https://apachecon.com/acah2020


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 August was 99.79%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Committer Activity --

In August, 822 Apache Committers changed 16,077,266 lines of code over 14,003 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Mark Miller, Daniel Klco, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Gary Gregory, and Andrea Cosentino.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Calcite (Big Data); Cocoon (Web Frameworks); Commons Imaging (Libraries); Commons NET (Libraries); Commons Pool (Libraries); Commons Validator (Libraries); Commons JCS (Libraries); CXF (Libraries); Flink (Big Data); HBase (Big Data); HTTP Server (Servers); Kafka (Big Data); Log4cxx (Libraries); Lucene (Search); NiFi (Big Data); OpenMeetings (Web Conferencing); OpenNLP (Machine Learning); Parquet (Big Data); PDFBox (Content); Qpid (Messaging); ShardingSphere (Big Data); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); and Solr (Search).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects we invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/ . New releases from incubating podlings include: Apache APISIX (API) and IoTDB (IoT). 

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