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Friday March 27, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 March 2020

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

Break out the cake, balloons, and streamers! The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" 

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

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Event status details posted at: Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences

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, 881 Apache contributors changed 1,209,097 lines of code over 3,932 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Carlos Rovira, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Andi Huber, Claus Ibsen, and Garren Smith.         

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Management --
 - Apache SkyWalking 7.0.0 released

Big Data --
 - Apache NiFi 1.11.4 released

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.21 and 1.26.0 released

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.11.0 released 

Search --
 -  Apache Lucene 8.5.0 and Solr 8.5.0 released   

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Chinese courier company Yunda Express uses Apache SkyWalking to ship critical supplies (masks, protective suits, medicine, and food) to those battling the COVID-19 coronavirus? 

 - Did you know that Apache Kudu has benchmarked ingesting 100B time series points per day? 

 - Did you know that the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rondônia, Brazil, offers free courses on Web development that include Apache Wicket? 

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak  

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

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020)  

 - "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)

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".

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