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Friday February 26, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 February 2021

Farewell, February --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: 17 March 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Fundraising – oversees numerous ways to offset the ASF's day-to-day operating costs to help the ASF continue to provide $22B+ in software at 100% no cost.
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Sustains its Mission of Providing Software for the Public Good through Corporate Sponsorships and Charitable Giving https://s.apache.org/8foo2

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - Call for Apache project proposals and mentors: Outreachy Open Source internship program May-Aug 2021 https://s.apache.org/s7tz2

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.96%. 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, 377 Apache Committers changed 2,654,647 lines of code over 3,605 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Gary Gregory, Mark Miller, and Daan Hoogland.          

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Qpid Broker J 7.1.12 and J 8.0.4 released https://qpid.apache.org/
 - Apache Beam 2.28.0 released https://beam.apache.org/
 - Apache BookKeeper 4.13.0 released http://bookkeeper.apache.org/

Library --
 - Apache Commons Net 3.8.0 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-net/

Network Client/Server --
 - Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M16 released https://directory.apache.org/studio/

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.8.1 and Solr 8.8.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache MyFaces Core v2.3-next-M5 released http://myfaces.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that SOPHIA, the new text-mined knowledge graph clinical decision support system created to improve doctors recommendations to patients, is powered by Apache cTAKES? http://ctakes.apache.org/

- Did you know that the Carnegie Mellon University Database Group's vaccination database processes billions of records per second using Apache Druid? Learn more at their free Vaccination Database Tech Talks on 1 March --presentations on Apache Pinot (incubating) and Apache CouchDB are in the series as well https://db.cs.cmu.edu/seminar2021/

- Did you know that video highlights of the ASF's 2020 Security Report are now available? https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0


Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: January 2021 https://s.apache.org/Jan2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/hWMonAbaprU

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2021 (August - October 2020) https://s.apache.org/Q2FY2021

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

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

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

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "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
    Chris Lambertus Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

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