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Wednesday April 01, 2020

Apache Month in Review: March 2020

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

New this month --

 - Happy 21st Anniversary, ASF! 

 - ASF Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences

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

 - Success at Apache: Google Summer of Code Mentorship... by Sanyam Goel and Kevin A. McGrail

 - Beijing, China, joins Indore, India, to become the second Apache Local Community (ALC) Chapter 

 - "Inside Infra" --a new interview series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team. Meet Chris Thistlethwaite

 - Apache Month in Review: February 2020

Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 15 April 2020. Board calendar and minutes 

 - COVID-19-related adjustments to Apache Conferences: Roadshows DC and Chicago have been cancelled; the Seattle Roadshow has been postponed. The planners for ApacheCon North America have extended the CFP, and will provide regular status updates. 

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, 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 March was 99.87%.

Committer Activity --

In March, 785 Apache Committers changed 4,573,799 lines of code over 15,082 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Andrea Cosentino, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Thomas, Claus Ibsen, and Kaxil Naik.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache HTTP Server (Servers); Brooklyn (Cloud Computing); Calcite (Big Data); Commons (Libraries); CouchDB (Big Data); Curator (Messaging); CXF (Services Framework); Derby (Databases); Flagon (incubating; Logging); FreeMarker (Templating); Groovy (Programming Languages); HBase (Big Data); HttpComponents (Servers); Jackrabbit (Content); Kafka (Big Data); Log4j (Libraries); Lucene/Solr (Search); NiFi (Big Data); OFBiz (ERP); PLC4X (IoT); Qpid (Messaging); SkyWalking (Application Performance Management) Tomcat (Servers); Tuweni (incubating; Blockchain); Traffic Server (Servers).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. 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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