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Friday August 28, 2020

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

Farewell, August --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: 16 September 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Registration is open (and free) for ApacheCon@Home 29 September - 1 October 
 - Sponsorships available for ApacheCon@Home 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.76%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 396 Apache Committers changed 3,762,638 lines of code over 3,973 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Daniel Klco, Radu Cotescu, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Thomas, and Andrea Cosentino.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache HBase 2.3.1 released
 - Apache Calcite 1.25.0 released
 - Apache Flink 1.10.2 released

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.21 released

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.10.1 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons JCS 3.0 released
 - Apache Log4cxx 0.11.0 released
 - Apache CXF 3.4.0 released

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 5.0.0-M4 released

Did You Know?

- Did you know that ApacheCon@Home keynoters include Thomas Huang of NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; Camille Fournier of Two Sigma; and Edmon Begoli of Oak Ridge National Labs? Learn more at 

- Did you know that Shopify is building a new streaming analytics pipeline powered by Apache Beam, Druid, and Kafka? 

- Did you know that Apache Royale Jewel UI set already provides 60+ components to quickly build Web applications? 

Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: July 2020 

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" 3) "Why Apache" 4) “Apache Innovation” 

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

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

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - "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 Christ Thistlethwaite | Drew Foulks | Greg Stein Part I , Part II and Part III

 - Did you know that Beam Summit 2020 will be held 24-28 August online and free of charge?

 - 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

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

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