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Friday January 31, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 31 January 2020

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

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 February 2020. Board calendar and minutes

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

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 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, 746 Apache contributors changed 1,854,769 lines of code over 3,280 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dan Haywood, Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Jean-Baptiste Onofré and Jarek Potiuk.     

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid 0.17.0 released
 - Apache Beam 2.18.0 released
 - Apache NiFi 1.11.0 released

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache Libcloud 3.0.0-rc1 released

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.10.8 and 1.24.0 released

Libraries --
 - Apache OpenWebBeans-2.0.14 released

Mail --
 - Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.4 released

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 beta7 (GA candidate) released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Flink supports schema migration on its state so that application changes can be made without having to start from square one?

 - Did you know that tracks for ApacheCon North America include Big Data integration/Gobblin (incubating), Apache Camel/Integration, Cassandra, CloudStack, Community, Content Delivery, Fineract, Flagon (incubating), Geospatial, Graph, Groovy, HTTP Server/Web, Ignite, Internet of Things, Karaf, Observability, Solr/Lucene/Search, and Tomcat?

 - Did you know that Amazon, DataStax, IBM, Microsoft, Neo4j, and many others use Apache Tinkerpop?

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits

 - 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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