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Friday December 20, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 December 2019

We're down to the final weeks of the year, and the Apache community continues to march forward. Here's what we've been up to:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software for the public good –at 100% no cost.
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 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019)
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - The 2020 ASF Community Survey closes on 4 January: we'd love your insight!

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP and Registration OPEN for Apache Roadshow/DC
 - ApacheCon 2019's interviews, presentations, and photos are available at

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.93%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 919 Apache contributors changed 1,473,033 lines of code over 4,069 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tilman Hausherr, Tellier Benoit, Andrea Cosentino, Bruce Schuchardt, and Andi Huber.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kafka 2.4.0 released

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox JBIG2 ImageIO 3.0.3 released

Identity Management --
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.4 released

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.8.2 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Log4j 2.13.0 released
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.9.2 released

Machine Learning --
 - Apache Hivemall (Incubating) 0.6.0 released

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.30.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.99 and 8.5.50 released

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.10 and 5.0.0-M3 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache SkyWalking is used at enterprises, universities and research centers such as Alibaba Cloud, China Mobile, DiDi, InBev, Lenovo, Peking University, and WeBank?

 - Did you know that Apache IoTDB (incubating) received a "Most Popular Open Source Project From China in 2019" award?

 - Did you know that the Apache Syncope admin console is now available in French Canadian?

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019)

 - 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 people and 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!

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