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Monday June 01, 2020

Apache Month in Review: May 2020

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

New this month --

 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 34 New Members

 - Support Apache: help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software –at 100% no cost– for the public good

 - Apache Everywhere: the first "short" from the "Trillions" documentary filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year 

 - Announcing New ASF Board of Directors  

 - ASF Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak 

 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences  

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

 - Success at Apache: the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
   - Bringing the Apache Beam firefly to life by Julián Bruno
   - Remote Collaboration in the Time of Coronavirus" by Marvin Humphrey

 - Happy 10th Anniversary Apache HBase 

 - Apache Month in Review: April 2020

Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 17 June 2020. Board calendar and minutes

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 May was 99.85%.

Committer Activity --

In May, 905 Apache Committers changed 62,477,961 lines of code over 15,350 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Andrea Cosentino, Manfred Moser, Claus Ibsen, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, and Liang Zhang. 

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Ant (Build Management); Arrow (Big Data); Beam (Big Data); Calcite (Big Data); CloudStack (Cloud Computing); CouchDB (Big Data); Daffodil (Libraries); Druid (Big Data); Flink (Big Data); Groovy (Programming Languages); Ignite (Big Data); IoTDB (IoT); Impala (Databases); Jackrabbit (Content); jclouds (Cloud); JMeter (Testing); Kudu (Big Data); Kylin (Big Data); Log4j (Libraries); Lucene (Search); NLPCraft (Natural Language Processing); NuttX (Operating System); OFBiz (Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP); OpenMeetings (Web Conferencing); PLC4X (IoT); Qpid (Messaging); ShardingSphere (Big Data); Subversion (Version Control); Syncope (Identity Management); Tomcat (Servers); UIMA (Content); Wicket (Web Frameworks); ZooKeeper (Databases).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. Welcome new podlings AgensGraph (graphing database), which entered the Incubator at the very end of April, as well as Liminal (machine learning), which was submitted just a few days ago. Congratulations to Apache ShardingSphere, which graduated as a Top-Level Project this month .We invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator   

Community --

Apache Community Development ("ComDev") welcomes new participants to the Apache community and mentors them in "The Apache Way".

Budapest, Hungary, is named the latest Apache Local Community (ALC) Chapter . The Apache Local Community program is a relatively new initiative, and launched early 2020. Four ALC chapters are up and running; for more information, including how to set up your a local chapter for your community, visit .

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