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Friday November 29, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 November 2019

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

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

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws. 
 - The Apache Software Foundation Objects to the For-Profit Sale of the .org Registry
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 December 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 interviews, presentations, and photos at

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 99.99%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 795 Apache contributors changed 1,761,871 lines of code over 3,275 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Tilman Hausherr, Xiang Fu, Sebastian Bazley, and Raymond Augé.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Build Management --
 - Apache Maven 3.6.3 released

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.20.0 released

IoT --
 - Apache PLC4X 0.5.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.49 and 9.0.29 released

Testing --
 - Apache JMeter 5.2.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Kafka and Apache Spark rank the top 4 and 6 in-demand skill sets, according to the fastest-rising tech skills report? An increase of 1,216% for Kafka, and 1,068% for Spark over the past 5 years!

 - Did you know that Apache Storm powers real-time streaming analytics for more than one trillion messages per day at Uber?

 - Did you know that 205 Top-Level communities are overseeing 338 Apache projects and sub-projects?

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

 - 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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