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Friday January 10, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 January 2020

Happy Friday, everyone --let's review what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

Apache in 2019 - By The Digits

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP OPEN: Apache Roadshow/DC

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 886 Apache contributors changed 1,134,112 lines of code over 3,651 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Michał Narajowski, Dan Haywood, Andrea Cosentino, and Andi Huber.           

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.20.0 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Codec 1.14 released

Machine Learning --
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.9.2 released

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta11 (GA candidate) released

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 7.16.0 and 8.7.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that 200M+ lines of Apache code are stewarded by the ASF's all-volunteer community, comprising 765 individual Members, 206 Apache Project Management Committees (PMCs), and more than 7,200 Committers?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Apache Cocoon, James, and Web Services (17 years); Lucene (15 years); ActiveMQ (13 years); Hadoop (12 years); River (9 years); Empire-db and Gora (7 years); OpenMeetings (7 years); Samza (5 years); Arrow (4 years); Ranger (3 years). Many happy returns!

 - Did you know that new entries in the Apache Incubator include projects in IIoT data analytics; real-time embedded operating systems; and distributed messaging queues?

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.

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit

 - "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!

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

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