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Friday November 30, 2018

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 November 2018

Farewell, November: you certainly were a fast-moving month. This past week was fast-moving as well, with the following activities from the Apache community:

Support Apache –help keep Apache software for everyone.
 - From Giving Tuesday to every day, more than 700 generous contributors have donated nearly $80,000 to the ASF as part of our Individual Giving campaigns. Giving to the ASF feels great and is so easy --every dollar counts!

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: August - October 2018
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 December. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - SAVE THE DATE: ApacheCon North America 2019 will take place 9-13 September in Las Vegas
 - POSTPONED: Apache Roadshow DC/Open Source Job Fair. Watch this space for new dates.

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield symmetrical performance at 98.89% uptime.

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 498 Apache contributors changed 941,670 lines of code over 2,745 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Till Rohrmann, Jan Piotrowski, Tellier Benoit, Chun-Hung Hsiao, and Andrzej Kaczmarek.

Apache Bigtop™ –packaging and interoperability testing of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
 - Apache Bigtop 1.3.0 released

Apache Flink™ –an Open Source stream processing framework for distributed, high-performing, always-available, and accurate Big Data streaming applications.
 - Apache Flink 1.7.0 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.17.7 released

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464).
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.31.0 released

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Apache Traffic Server v7.1.5 and v8.0.1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can find the logos of (nearly) all Apache projects at ? Thanks to Apache Community Development (ComDev) for leading the effort on this!

 - Did you know that new podlings in the Apache Incubator include BRPC, Marvin-AI, Pinot, ShardingSphere, and Zipkin?

 - Did you know that, contrary to popular belief, the Apache Weekly News Round-ups aren't auto-generated, but individually written by ASF Vice President Marketing & Publicity? 229 published thus far and going strong...

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q1 FY2019

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 - 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 Twitter account

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - Flink Forward China will take place 21-22 December 2018 in Beijing

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam

 - Block your calendars for ApacheCon North America: taking place in September 2019; announcing dates and details soon.

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!

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

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