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Friday December 25, 2020

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

Hurrah for Friday: Happy Christmas to those who celebrate! We've had a great week within the Apache community. Here's what happened:

Support Apache – final days to make a tax-deductible, year end donation! Help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software –at 100% no cost– for the public good https://s.apache.org/2020SupportApache

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2021 (August - October 2020) https://s.apache.org/Q2FY2021
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 January 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - all videos from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/  

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 301 Apache Committers changed 1,718,280 lines of code over 2,668 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andi Huber, Michael Stack, Sylwester Lachiewicz, Andrea Cosentino, and Claus Ibsen.                              

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kafka 2.7.0 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.22 released https://pdfbox.apache.org/
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.11.0.M8 released https://jspwiki-wiki.apache.org/

Identity Management --
 - Apache Syncope 2.1.8 released https://syncope.apache.org/

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.4.5 released https://camel.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that some of the latest podlings to enter the Apache Incubator include BlueMarlin (advertising), Hop (orchestration), Liminal (Machine Learning), Sedona (geospatial), and Wayang (Big Data)? http://incubator.apache.org/projects/

- Did you know that the top 5 languages of all Apache projects are (in order): Java, C, Python, C++, and JavaScript? https://projects.apache.org/

- Did you know that ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airfow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) eBooks? https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/


Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: November 2020 https://s.apache.org/Nov2020

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19  

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership https://s.apache.org/21stAnniversary

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2

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