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Monday January 03, 2022

The Apache Weekly News Round-up: week ending 31 December 2021

Here we are --the last day of the year-- we wish everyone a happy new year. Thank you for your dedicated readership: below is our final weekly round-up for 2021; we'll be back in your inbox in 2022:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 January 2022. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. View the ASF's Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 183 Apache Committers changed 8,306,446 lines of code over 2,124 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Claus Ibsen, Michael Osipov, Jacques Le Roux, and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Servers/Middleware --
 - Apache Karaf runtime 4.2.14 and 4.3.5 released 

Big Data --
 - Apache XMLBeans 5.0.3 released

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB 0.12.4 released 

Eventing --
 - Apache EventMesh (incubating) 1.3.0 released 

Libraries --
 - Apache Log4j 2.3.2 and 2.12.4 released 

Messaging -- 
 - Apache Qpid ProtonJ2 1.0.0-M4 released
 - Apache Pulsar 2.7.4 released

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking Nginx LUA 0.6.0 and Satellite 0.5.0 released 

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 4.0.0-rc-2 released

Testing --
 - Apache JMeter 5.4.3 released


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the latest details on Apache Log4j vulnerabilities are available on the Apache Logging Services security page? https://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/security.html

 - Did you know that dozens of organizations such as Amazon, AT&T, Facebook (Meta), Uber, and Zillow use Apache Sedona (incubating) for their geospatial data processing pipelines? 

 - Did you know that tax-deductible donations support the ASF's day-to-day operations that benefit 350+ Apache Projects and their communities? Donate online using ACH, credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay https://donate.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices

 - The Apache Month in Review: November 2021 https://s.apache.org/November2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/L1qMXw5MxJQ

 - Watch "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] 2) "Apache Everywhere" [6 min] 3) "Why Apache" [2.5 min] 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min] 

 - ASF Annual Report: FY2021 -- Press release and Report (PDF)

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success 

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - Presentations from 2021's ApacheCon Asia and ApacheCon@Home are available on the ASF YouTube channel.

 - "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 
    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

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and The ASF page LinkedIn

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter

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