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Friday September 25, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 25 September 2020

Farewell, September --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: 21 October 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
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon@Home
 - ApacheCon 2020 features Natural Language Processing for Electronic Medical Records in dedicated track on Apache cTAKES

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100%. 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, 397 Apache Committers changed 2,254,525 lines of code over 3,335 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, Andi Huber, Claus Ibsen, and Duo Zhang.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache CouchDB 3.1.1 released
 - Apache Flink 1.10.2 released
 - Apache Beam 2.24.0 released
 - Apache Kudu 1.13.0 released

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache Libcloud 3.2.0 released

FinTech --
 - Apache Fineract 1.4.0 released

IoT --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® IoTDB™ as a Top-Level Project

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Broker J 7.1.9 and J 8.0.1 released

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.1 BETA1 released
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.106 released

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 5.0.1 released

Did You Know?

-  Did you know that select ApacheCon@Home sessions will be presented in German, Hindi, Mandarin, and Spanish? 

- Did you know that you can download and use a variety of ASF Templates and Badges for personal, project, and corporate promotions? 

- Did you know that you can help Apache Struts with its vote on v2.5.25?

Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: August 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 | Daniel Gruno --Part I

 - 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

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