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Friday April 17, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 April 2020

Happy Friday! Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 May 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences 
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 952 Apache contributors changed 5,939,295 lines of code over 4,345 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Hervé Boutemy, Andrea Cosentino, Daniel Sun, Paul Davis, and Gary Gregory.                      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kafka 2.5.0 released 
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® ShardingSphere™ as a Top-Level Project  

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache Libcloud 3.0.0 released 

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.0.9 released

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.11 and 3.0.3 released 

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.5.1 and Solr 8.5.1 released  

Servers --
 - Apache Traffic Server 8.0.7 and 7.1.10 released 

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Flink, Kafka, NiFi, and Zeppelin help drive event-driven supply chains for crisis support across medical, retail, transport, and other critical applications?

 - Did you know that Apache Feathercast --the voice of the ASF-- has new recordings on Apache OFBiz and Sling, as well as interviews with past ApacheCon keynoters and presentations on dozens of Apache projects and incubating podlings? Learn more as 

 -  Did you know that, due to COVID-19, Flink Forward (April 22-24) will be making the has become a virtual event, with keynotes and talks available free for all attendees this year? 

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership

 - Apache Month In Review: March 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".

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet Chris Thistlethwaite

 - 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!

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