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Friday February 28, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 28 February 2020

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

Happy 20th Anniversary Apache Subversion! Huzzah to the community-led version control software and source code management tool

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 March 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 1) Apache Roadshow/DC --25 March in CHANTILLY, VA. Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available. Topics include Apache Projects & CARE Initiatives (with George Mason University Center for Assurance Research & Engineering); Cybersecurity; and Open Source Software in Start-Ups.
 2) Apache Roadshow/Chicago --18-19 May in CHICAGO, IL. CFP open. Sponsorship opportunities available.
 3) Apache Roadshow/Seattle --10-12 June in REDMOND, WA. Sponsorship opportunities available. Topics include Data and Analytics, ML and AI, Java, Cloud, Containers, Servers, and Web Frameworks.
 4) ApacheCon North America --28 September - 2 October in NEW ORLEANS, LA. CFP open; Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available. Topics include Big Data Integration, Community, IoT, Search, Geospatial, Graphing, Integration, Servers, and more. Apache Project content includes Camel, Cassandra, Cloudstack, Fineract, Flagon, Gobblin, Groovy, HTTP Server, Ignite, Karaf, Observability, Solr/Lucene, Tomcat, and Traffic Server/Traffic Control, among others.

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.96%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 908 Apache contributors changed 12,988,552 lines of code over 3,974 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Paul Davis, Nick Vatamaniuc, Carlos Rovira, Andrea Cosentino, and Nicola Ferraro. 

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

API --
 - Apache APISIX 1.1 and Dashboard 1.0 (Incubating) released

Big Data --
 - Apache NiFi 1.11.2 and 1.11.3 released
 - Apache Kylin 2.6.5 and 3.0.1 released

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.19 released

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 GA released
 - Apache Tomcat 10.0.0-M1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that new podlings undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include NLPCraft (natural language processing resource scheduler), NuttX (real-time embedded operating system), and YuniKorn (standalone Big Data resource scheduler)?

 - Did you know that Target uses Apache Druid for their enterprise-scale dashboarding/analytics platform?

 - Did you know that Apache Open Office has a new English dictionaries extension release?

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Month In Review: January 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community

 - "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.

 - 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

 - 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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