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Friday November 08, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 November 2019

Happy Friday: it's time to look back at our activities over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 November 2019. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - ApacheCon 2019 events are complete: catch the latest from Berlin, including 
    -- interviews on Feathercast
    -- session slide decks at
    -- select plenaries, keynotes, and presentations on YouTube
    -- photos on ApacheCon and Flickr

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at a rocking 99.88%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 830 Apache contributors changed 939,092 lines of code over 3,390 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Daniel Sun, Eroma Abeysinghe, Andrew Palumbo, and Mark Thomas. 

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache NiFi 1.10.0 released
 - Apache Kudu 1.11.0 released

IDE --
 - Apache NetBeans 11.2 released

Machine Learning --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® SINGA™ as a Top-Level Project

Search --
 - Apache Lucene Solr 8.3.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta10 (GA candidate) released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Ant (17 years); Labs (13 years); HttpComponents (12 years); Attic, Buildr, CouchDB, Qpid (11 years); Community Development (10 years); OODT and ZooKeeper (9 years); Kafka and Syncope (7 years); Ambari and Marmotta (6 years); BookKeeper, Drill, and MetaModel (5 years); Brooklyn, Groovy, Kylin, and REEF (4 years); Geode (3 years); Guacamole, Impala, and Mnemonic (2 years); Griffin (1 year) --many happy returns!

 - Did you know that Apache CouchDB powered a vaccination trial software that led to the first Ebola vaccine? Learn more at

 - Did you know that the has 35M page views per week?

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way"

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

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

 - 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

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2019 will be held 13-14 November in Burlingame

 - 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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