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Friday May 15, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 May 2020

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

"Apache Everywhere" – the first "short" from the "Trillions" documentary filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year (just released!) 

Success at Apache – the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - "Remote Collaboration in the Time of Coronavirus" by Marvin Humphrey

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 99.93%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 898 Apache contributors changed 5,578,527 lines of code over 3,680 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Radu Cotescu, Adrian Cole, Claus Ibsen, Liang Zhang, and Andrea Cosentino.        

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Flink 1.10.1 released 
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces the 10th Anniversary of Apache HBase
 - Apache ShardingSphere UI 4.1.0 released
 - Apache Druid 0.18.1 released

Build Management --
 - Apache Ant 1.9.15 and 1.10.8 released 

Cloud --
 - Apache jclouds 2.2.1 released

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 2.21.1 released
 - Apache UIMA uimaFIT 3.1.0 released

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.3 released

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.31.0 released

Natural Language Processing --
 - Apache NLPCraft 0.5.0 (incubating) released

Operating System --
 - Apache NuttX (Incubating) 9.0.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.55, 9.0.35, and 10.0.0-M5 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Feathercast --the voice of Apache-- features hundreds of recordings on Apache projects and their communities, ApacheCon presentations, and more? New interviews include Apache Airflow, Ignite, Mahout, OFBiz, and Sling 

 - Did you know that the permissive and commercially-friendly Apache License 2.0 is one of the most popular Open Source licenses? 

 - Did you know that you can Support Apache –and help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software at 100% no cost– with a tax-deductible contribution? 

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: April 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 Drew Foulks

 - 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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