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Friday February 14, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 14 February 2020

Happy Friday (and Valentine's Day for those who celebrate) --let's review what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 February 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 1) Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available: Apache Roadshow/DC --25 March in CHANTILLY, VA. Topics include Apache Projects & CARE Initiatives (with  George Mason University Center for Assurance Research & Engineering); Cybersecurity; and Open Source Software in Start-Ups. https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/
 2) CFP open. Sponsorship opportunities available: Apache Roadshow/Chicago --18-19 May in CHICAGO, IL. https://www.apachecon.com/chiroadshow20/
 3) Sponsorship opportunities available. Apache Roadshow/Seattle --10-12 June in REDMOND, WA. Topics include Data and Analytics, ML and AI, Java, Cloud, Containers, Servers, and Web Frameworks. https://www.apachecon.com/searoadshow20
 4) CFP open; Registration open; Sponsorship opportunities available: ApacheCon North America --28 September - 2 October in NEW ORLEANS, LA. Topics include Big Data Integration, Community, IoT, Search, Geospatial, Graphing, Integration, Servers, and more. Apache Project content includes Camel, Cassandra, Cloudstack, Fineract, Flagon, Gobblin, Groovy, HTTP Server, Ignite, Karaf, Observability, Solr/Lucene, Tomcat, and Traffic Server/Traffic Control, among others. https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.85%. 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 – this week, 943 Apache contributors changed 3,276,658 lines of code over 3,818 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Tarocchi, Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Lukasz Lenart, and Duo Zhang.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Arrow 0.16.0 released https://arrow.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.1 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Cryptography
 - Apache Milagro (Incubating) Crypto-C V2.0.1 released https://milagro.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Compress 1.20 released https://commons.apache.org/compress/
 - Apache Commons CSV 1.8 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-csv/

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.0 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.51 and 9.0.31 released http://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Impala now supports Apache Hudi (incubating), Hive, and ORC? http://impala.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache NetBeans C/C++ donation by Oracle is nearing completion? Review and final stage countdown is on https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rc62f519d5a203d1624cbc5116e0db399fed8ce7560bc7594a93e6fd8%40%3Cdev.netbeans.apache.org%3E

 - Did you know that you can access your favorite Apache project logos at http://apache.org/logos/ ?

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache Month In Review: January 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/1bbb1

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions

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

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

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

Friday February 07, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 February 2020

Welcome, February! We're wrapping up another great week with the following activities:

ASF Security Report 2019 – the state of security across all Apache projects with key metrics, specific vulnerabilities, and the most common ways users of ASF projects were affected by security issues https://s.apache.org/tbyxg

Success at Apache – the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - "Success at Apache: Literally" by Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/xjcrj

Apache Month In Review: January 2020 – a new monthly overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/1bbb1

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 February 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - CFP Open: ApacheCon North America - 28 September - 2 October - tracks include Big Data, Cloud, Community, Content Delivery, FinTech, Geospatial, Graphing, IoT, Observability, Search, Servers, and more. https://www.apachecon.com/
 - Registration Open: Apache Roadshow/DC - 25 March - topics include Apache projects in CARE initiatives, cybersecurity, start-ups, and more. https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.89%. 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 – this week, 879 Apache contributors changed 2,008,768 lines of code over 3,559 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Thomas, and Tilman Hausherr.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Flink 1.9.2 released https://flink.apache.org/
 - Apache Beam 2.19.0 released https://beam.apache.org/
 - Apache NiFi 1.11.1 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.6.20 and 1.8.20 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP --
 - Apache OFBiz 16.11.07 released https://ofbiz.apache.org

Libraries --
 - Apache Velocity Engine 2.2 released https://velocity.apache.org/
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.9.3 released https://deltaspike.apache.org/

Network Client --
 - Apache Guacamole 1.1.0 released https://guacamole.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating their anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache HTTP Server (25 years!); Gump and Portals (16 years); Directory, MyFaces, and Xerces (15 years); Tapestry (14 years); Roller (13 years); Cassandra and Subversion (10 years); Chemistry (9 years); BVal and OpenNLP (8 years); Clerezza and Crunch (7 years); Knox, Open Climate Workbench, and Spark (6 years); DataFu (2 years); and Unomi (1 year). https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that, over past year, the ASF processed 759 Individual Contributor License Agreements, 34 Corporate Contributor License Agreements, and 40 Software Grants? https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - Did you know that Apache Airflow is having its first MeetUp in Bangalore? http://airflow.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions

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

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

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

Wednesday February 05, 2020

Apache Month in Review: January 2020

We're pleased to introduce a new monthly overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community. Below is the wrap-up of our activities in January:

New this month --

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

 - Apache Software Foundation 2019 Security Report https://s.apache.org/tbyxg

 - Launch of 2020 ASF Community Survey https://s.apache.org/pzol5

 - Update on "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions


Important Dates --

 - Registration open: Apache Roadshow/DC 25 March --tracks include Apache Projects and CARE Initiatives, Cybersecurity, and Start‑Ups. https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/

 - Now open: CFP for ApacheCon North America --tracks include Big Data, Cloud, Community, Content Delivery, FinTech, Geospatial, Graphing, IoT, Observability, Search, Servers, and more. https://www.apachecon.com/

 - Next Board Meeting: 19 February 2020. http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html


Infrastructure --

The ASF's distributed, seven-member Infrastructure team oversees our highly-reliable, distributed network under the leadership of VP Infrastructure David Nalley and Infrastructure Administrator Greg Stein. ASF Infrastructure supports 300+ Apache projects and their communities across ~200 individual machines, 1,400+ repositories, more than half a petabyte of software source releases, and 2-3M daily emails on 2,000+ lists. ASF Infra performs 7M+ weekly checks to ensure services are available around the clock. The average uptime in January was 99.94%.


Committer Activity --

In January, 898 Apache Committers changed 4,835,906 lines of code over 14,064 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Dan Haywood, Andrea Cosentino, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Claus Ibsen, and Andi Huber.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Beam (Big Data), Commons Codec (Libraries), Commons VFS (Libraries), Crail (incubating; Libraries), Daffodil (incubating; Libraries), Drill (Big Data), Druid (Big Data), Geode (Big Data), Groovy (Programming Languages), HttpComponents (4 releases; Servers), IoTDB (incubating; IoT); Jackrabbit (5 releases; Content), Juneau (Libraries), Libcloud (2 releases; Cloud Computing), Lucene/Solr (2 releases; Search), NiFi (Big Data), OpenNLP (Machine Learning), OpenWebBeans (Libraries), Parquet (Big Data), Pulsar (Messaging), Qpid (Messaging), SpamAssassin (Mail), and Wicket (2 releases; Web Frameworks).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. YuniKorn (Resource Scheduler) is the latest podling undergoing development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/

The Apache Attic provides process and solutions to make it clear when an Apache project has reached its end of life. Apache ODE (Orchestration) has retired to the Attic https://attic.apache.org/

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Monday February 03, 2020

Success at Apache: Literally

by Chris Thistlethwaite

I became part of the Apache community as a member of the ASF Infrastructure team in 2016, and was elected an ASF Member in 2019.

Browsing through the other "Success at Apache" posts made me reflect on the word "success". Years ago, I was asked in a job interview, "How do you define success?". After a pause, I asked back, "In what?", which threw the interviewer off a bit. That's just too broad of a question for me to define one answer: success in a career, success as a human, success as a team member, success at a software release, the list goes on and on. 

Every day there's a giant list of possible successes and failures, and that’s even before you get to work ...so keep that in mind as you continue reading.

In August of 2016 I came across a blog post that would change my life forever. 

At the time, I was looking for a new job that was taking longer than I expected. Taking a long shot, I sent off a very sparse email replying to the post. Two days later David Nalley (VP Infrastructure) replied, introducing me to Daniel Gruno who'd be doing the first round of interviewing. Fast forward a few months, and, spoiler alert: I got the job.

My first day "in the office" was in Seville, Spain, on November 14th during ApacheCon EU. Let me jump back a bit: most of the "Success at Apache" posts talk about the extensive background the authors have, both in the Open Source community and the ASF. While I use httpd, LAMP, etc. all the time, I never really found out how the "sausage was made". Apache has well-made products and the philosophy of how they were built intrigued me. My career until that point has mostly been inside Microsoft shops, usually with me suggesting FOSS solutions in meetings and only getting to use them in small-ish batches. A few MySQL boxes here, a few other Linux machines there, but not "full stack" kinda stuff: I ran it where I could but I was very happy with Microsoft products. "Best tool for the job", right? 

Anyway, back to Spain. I don't travel as much as I should, my Spanish is terrible (or enough to get me into a bar fight), and I'm traveling to a country I've never been to.

Friday November 11th was the last day at my previous job. Saturday afternoon, I left my wife and kid to jump on a plane for Seville, Sunday-ish I landed, and on Monday I started work in another country, at a job that was 98% Linux-based (Windows Jenkins build nodes), with people whom I’ve never seen before because no one used video chat during the interviews --at a conference held by the foundation I now work for. 

You may ask yourself, "How did I get here?", as I sure did: queue "Once in a Lifetime" by the Talking Heads...

My time at the ASF has been very interesting to say the least. With such a huge range of users of Apache software, some days I'm helping a large global company trying to get a product out the door, other days I'm troubleshooting a broken commit for someone working in their basement between dinner and baths for the kids. That's what makes this place special: those contributions help the community and help the common good of the project. The unique perspective I have is from within Infra. We don't just support the ASF, we support all projects in one way or another. One project might just be getting started with automated builds in Jenkins while another has been using CI/CD for years. That's a true strength of the ASF: disparate parts come together as a whole in a way that wouldn't work otherwise. Some days my job has nothing to do with technology, it's just getting the right people together on an email to figure out how to solve a problem, leveraging the different parts.

As mentioned earlier, "success" is a moving target, and at Apache, it's no different. Though in my case, any success at my job means I'm helping the ASF become successful, which in turn helps the projects and communities it supports. Behind every commit is a person, just working towards their own success.

I'm glad that I took the chance to respond to the job opening. Every job, company, and environment have a fair share of unpredictably and diversity. At the ASF, those traits are celebrated, leveraged, leaned on, and held up by the great people I get to work with and the community that I'm proud to be a part of.


Chris Thistlethwaite has been fixing problems and herding cats since before he can remember. He likes digging through log files to find solutions to complex problems and then turning his findings into pretty charts and graphs. After working at Avenue A | Razorfish, Sharebuilder, and some small startups, he brought his unique perspective on DevOps/Systems Engineering to the ASF Infrastructure team, where he specializes in monitoring systems. In his spare time, he enjoys homelabbing and spending time with his family.

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"Success at Apache" is a monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works" https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

Friday January 31, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 31 January 2020

Farewell, January --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: 19 February 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - CFPs OPEN: Apache Roadshow/DC and ApacheCon North America https://www.apachecon.com/

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.99%. 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 – this week, 746 Apache contributors changed 1,854,769 lines of code over 3,280 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dan Haywood, Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Jean-Baptiste Onofré and Jarek Potiuk.     

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid 0.17.0 released http://druid.apache.org/
 - Apache Beam 2.18.0 released http://beam.apache.org/
 - Apache NiFi 1.11.0 released http://nifi.apache.org/

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache Libcloud 3.0.0-rc1 released https://libcloud.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.10.8 and 1.24.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache OpenWebBeans-2.0.14 released http://openwebbeans.apache.org/

Mail --
 - Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.4 released http://spamassassin.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 beta7 (GA candidate) released https://hc.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Flink supports schema migration on its state so that application changes can be made without having to start from square one? https://flink.apache.org/

 - Did you know that tracks for ApacheCon North America include Big Data integration/Gobblin (incubating), Apache Camel/Integration, Cassandra, CloudStack, Community, Content Delivery, Fineract, Flagon (incubating), Geospatial, Graph, Groovy, HTTP Server/Web, Ignite, Internet of Things, Karaf, Observability, Solr/Lucene/Search, and Tomcat? https://s.apache.org/cfp2020

 - Did you know that Amazon, DataStax, IBM, Microsoft, Neo4j, and many others use Apache Tinkerpop? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/providers.html

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions

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

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

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

Friday January 24, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 January 2020

Happy Friday! We're wrapping up another great week with the following activities:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 February 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFPs OPEN: Apache Roadshow/DC and ApacheCon North America https://www.apachecon.com/

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 – this week, 860 Apache contributors changed 3,062,286 lines of code over 3,401 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dan Haywood, Andi Huber, Jarek Potiuk, Andrea Cosentino, and Kaxil Naik.

Apache Incubator – the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Welcome APISIX, NuttX, StreamPipes, and TubeMQ as new podlings undergoing development http://incubator.apache.org/

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.4.25 and 1.8.19 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Juneau 8.1.3 released http://juneau.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Pulsar 2.5.0 released http://pulsar.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5.11 GA released https://hc.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that ASF Conferences has 6 events planned this year: Apache Roadshows in Washington DC, Chicago, and Seattle, plus Europe and China, as well as ApacheCon in New Orleans? https://www.apachecon.com/

 - Did you know that in 2019 the Top 5 Apache Project repositories by commits, in order, were: Camel, HBase, Flink, Beam, and Hadoop? https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - Did you know that the German virtual coaching app Dranbleiben is powered by Apache Wicket? https://wicket.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions

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

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

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Friday January 17, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 January 2020

Greetings everyone --it's time to review the Apache community's activities from the past week:

Watch the first teaser for "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on The Apache Software Foundation, which resumed filming during ApacheCon 2019 https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 February 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP OPEN: Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.83%. 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 – this week, 903 Apache contributors changed 2,766,467 lines of code over 3,961 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dan Haywood, Andrea Cosentino, Mark Thomas, Andi Huber, and Daniel Sun.   

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Attic --
 - Apache ODE retired https://attic.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache Parquet Format 2.8.0 released https://parquet.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.1 released http://iotdb.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Daffodil (Incubating) 2.5.0 https://daffodil.apache.org/
 - Apache Crail (Incubating) 1.2 released https://crail.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.1.7 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.0-rc-3 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.4.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 4.4.13 released https://hc.apache.org/

Web Framework --
 - Apache Wicket 9.0.0-M4 released https://wicket.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that new podlings undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include projects in microservices, embedded operating systems, IoT data streams, messaging queues, transactional frameworks, and batch implementations? http://incubator.apache.org/

 - Did you know that, in 2019, more than 75% of contributors were new to Apache? https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - Did you know that 2019's Top 5 Apache Project repositories by size (Lines of Code) were: NetBeans (8,354,466); OpenOffice (7,828,646); Flex (whiteboard: 5,233,277); Mynewt (core: 4,108.323); Flex (SDK: 3,933,522)? https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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Friday January 10, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 10 January 2020

Happy Friday, everyone --let's review what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

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

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP OPEN: Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html

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 – this week, 886 Apache contributors changed 1,134,112 lines of code over 3,651 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Michał Narajowski, Dan Haywood, Andrea Cosentino, and Andi Huber.           

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.20.0 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Codec 1.14 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-codec/

Machine Learning --
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.9.2 released https://opennlp.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta11 (GA candidate) released https://hc.apache.org

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 7.16.0 and 8.7.0 released https://wicket.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that 200M+ lines of Apache code are stewarded by the ASF's all-volunteer community, comprising 765 individual Members, 206 Apache Project Management Committees (PMCs), and more than 7,200 Committers? https://s.apache.org/Apache2019Digits

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Apache Cocoon, James, and Web Services (17 years); Lucene (15 years); ActiveMQ (13 years); Hadoop (12 years); River (9 years); Empire-db and Gora (7 years); OpenMeetings (7 years); Samza (5 years); Arrow (4 years); Ranger (3 years). Many happy returns! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that new entries in the Apache Incubator include projects in IIoT data analytics; real-time embedded operating systems; and distributed messaging queues? http://incubator.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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Friday January 03, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 January 2020

Welcome, 2020! We hope that you have had a festive holiday season and are excited to kick off the new year. Here's what happened over the past week:

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

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - FINAL CALL: respond to the 2020 ASF Community Survey before 4 January https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP OPEN: Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.94%. 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 – this week, 506 Apache contributors changed 647,823 lines of code over 2,002 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Gary Gregory, Dan Haywood, Carlos Rovira, and Andrew Wetmore.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Geode 1.11.0 released https://geode.apache.org/
 - Apache Drill 1.17.0 released https://drill.apache.org/

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache Libcloud 2.8.0 released https://libcloud.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons VFS 2.5.0 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-vfs/

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.4.0 and Solr 8.4.0 released http://lucene.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the European Commission created its new API Gateway infrastructure using Apache Camel? https://camel.apache.org/

 - Did you know that NBC Universal uses Apache Tinkerpop's Gremlin to write complicated traversals? http://tinkerpop.apache.org/

 - Did you know that blogs.apache.org is powered by Apache Roller? Version 6 just released! http://roller.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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Friday December 27, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 December 2019

Here we are --the last Friday of the year-- we wish everyone happy holidays and a great finish to 2019. Thank you for your dedicated readership: below is our final weekly round-up; we'll be back in your inbox in 2020:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software for the public good –at 100% no cost.
 - In the final days of the calendar year, we ask that you consider a tax-deductible, charitable gift to the ASF. https://s.apache.org/fxyz1

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - FINAL CALL: respond to the 2020 ASF Community Survey before 4 January. Thanks in advance! https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP and Registration OPEN for Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html
 - Apache Events for 2020 and 2019's presentations are available at https://www.apachecon.com/

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 – this week, 598 Apache contributors changed 7,672,323 lines of code over 2,519 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Andrew Wetmore, Tomaz Muraus, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, and Shad Storhaug.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kylin 3.0.0 released http://kylin.apache.org

Content --
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.11.0.M6 released https://jspwiki-wiki.apache.org/
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.18 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/
 - Apache Roller 6.0.0 released https://roller.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.10.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/
 - Apache Olingo 4.7.1 released https://olingo.apache.org/

Machine Learning --
 - Apache Hivemall (Incubating) 0.6.0 released http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache CloudStack has been named Best Cloud Management Software/IaaS Platform by TechRadar? https://techradar.com/in/best/best-cloud-management-software

 - Did you know that Lyft's real-time analytics infrastructure is powered by Apache Druid (incubating), Flink, and Kafka? http://druid.apache.org/ https://flink.apache.org/ https://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that regular users of Apache Maven can contribute back to the project from the "up for grabs" list? https://s.apache.org/up-for-grabs_maven


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit http://pulsar.apache.org/blog/2019/12/18/Pulsar-summit-cfp/

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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Friday December 20, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 December 2019

We're down to the final weeks of the year, and the Apache community continues to march forward. Here's what we've been up to:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software for the public good –at 100% no cost.
 - Companies such as Bloomberg Philanthropies, IBM, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo's matching gift programs offer tax benefits, and provide their employees the ability to boost their support of a diverse set of nonprofit organizations. Thank you for your tax-deductible, year-end charitable gift to the ASF https://s.apache.org/fxyz1

 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 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - The 2020 ASF Community Survey closes on 4 January: we'd love your insight! https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP and Registration OPEN for Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html
 - ApacheCon 2019's interviews, presentations, and photos are available at https://www.apachecon.com/history.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.93%. 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 – this week, 919 Apache contributors changed 1,473,033 lines of code over 4,069 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Tilman Hausherr, Tellier Benoit, Andrea Cosentino, Bruce Schuchardt, and Andi Huber.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kafka 2.4.0 released http://kafka.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox JBIG2 ImageIO 3.0.3 released http://pdfbox.apache.org/

Identity Management --
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.4 released http://directory.apache.org/fortress/

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.8.2 released http://iotdb.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Log4j 2.13.0 released http://logging.apache.org/
 - Apache DeltaSpike 1.9.2 released http://deltaspike.apache.org/

Machine Learning --
 - Apache Hivemall (Incubating) 0.6.0 released http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.30.0 released http://qpid.apache.org

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.99 and 8.5.50 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.10 and 5.0.0-M3 released http://openmeetings.apache.org

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache SkyWalking is used at enterprises, universities and research centers such as Alibaba Cloud, China Mobile, DiDi, InBev, Lenovo, Peking University, and WeBank? http://skywalking.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache IoTDB (incubating) received a "Most Popular Open Source Project From China in 2019" award? http://iotdb.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache Syncope admin console is now available in French Canadian? http://syncope.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019) https://s.apache.org/2kv2n

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

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Friday December 13, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 13 December 2019

Happy Friday, everyone. We've had a productive week --let's review:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software –at 100% no cost– for the public good.
 - As a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, we do not pay for code development or contributions by our Board of Directors, Executive Officers, 765 Individual ASF Members, 205 Apache Project Management Committees, 7,500+ Committers and countless contributors. Less than 10% of the funds we raise is spent on overhead. Thank you for your individual or corporate tax-deductible, year-end charitable gift to the ASF https://s.apache.org/fxyz1

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws. 
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 December 2019. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - Have you taken the 2020 ASF Community Survey yet? https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP and Registration OPEN for Apache Roadshow/DC https://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc20/index.html
 - ApacheCon 2019's interviews, presentations, and photos are available at https://www.apachecon.com/history.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.86%. 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 – this week, 389 Apache contributors changed 726,972 lines of code over 2,315 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Claus Ibsen, Alex Herbert, Jarek Potiuk, Tilman Hausherr, and Rene Cordier.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid (incubating) 0.16.1 released http://druid.apache.org/
 - Apache HBase 2.1.8 released http://hbase.apache.org/

Cloud --
 - Apache Libcloud 2.7.0 released http://libcloud.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.19.6 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.10.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/
 - Apache Tika 1.23 released http://tika.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.8.0 released http://commons.apache.org/
 - Apache Juneau 8.1.2 released http://juneau.apache.org/

Mail --
 - Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.3 released https://spamassassin.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.1.6, Qpid Proton-J 0.33.3, and Qpid JMS 0.48.0 released http://qpid.apache.org

Programming Language --
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.0-rc-2 released http://groovy.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.30 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Apache Portable Runtime (APR; 19 years); Logging Services (16 years); Cayenne and OFBiz (13 years); Synapse (12 years); Camel (11 years); Axis,  OpenWebBeans, and Pivot (10 years); Aries (9 years); Flex (7 years); Helix (6 years); Flink (5 years); Beam and Eagle (3 years); Trafodion (2 years); Airflow (1 year) --many happy returns! https://projects.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) is powered by Apache HTTP Server, Apache Lucene, and Apache Tomcat? https://aceu19.apachecon.com/session/open-source-software-european-commissions-informatics-directorate

 - Did you know that Kirjastot Bibliotek Library uses Apache Wicket? https://wicket.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Friday December 06, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 December 2019

Welcome December! --let's take a look back at what the collective Apache community has been working on over the past week:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software –at 100% no cost– for the public good
 - Make a tax-deductible, year-end charitable gift to the ASF https://s.apache.org/fxyz1
 - Shop smarter on Amazon: start at https://smile.amazon.com/ , select the ASF as your charitable organization, and 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products will be donated to the ASF.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes CloudBees as its Newest Targeted Sponsor at the Platinum Level https://s.apache.org/buq73

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws. 
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 December 2019. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - Launch of the 2020 ASF Community Survey https://s.apache.org/pzol5

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - ApacheCon 2019's interviews, presentations, and photos are available at https://www.apachecon.com/history.html

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 – this week, 809 Apache contributors changed 2,355,719 lines of code over 3,480 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dan Haywood, Tilman Hausherr, Jimin Wu, Claus Ibsen, and Sebastian Bazley.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache HBase 1.4.12 released https://hbase.apache.org/
 - Apache Kafka 2.2.2 released https://kafka.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.18 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.0 released http://iotdb.apache.org

Libraries --
 - Apache Olingo 4.7.0 released https://olingo.apache.org/

Machine Learning --
 - Apache TVM (Incubating) 0.6.0 released https://tvm.apache.org/

Search --
 - Apache Solr 8.3.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Struts 2.5.22 released https://struts.apache.org/
 - Apache MyFaces Core 2.3.6 released http://myfaces.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF does not pay for code development or contributions by its Board of Directors, Executive Officers, 765 Individual ASF Members, 205 Apache Project Management Committees, 7,500+ Committers, and countless contributors? 75% of the ASF's budget supports critical Infrastructure services that 350+ projects and initiatives rely upon each day. We appreciate your generous contributions! https://donate.apache.org

 - Did you know that, after 10 years in development, Apache Camel v3 is now available? https://camel.apache.org

 - Did you know that the top 5 most active/visited Apache projects over the past year are: Hadoop, Kafka, Lucene, POI, ZooKeeper https://s.apache.org/w7bw1

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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Thursday December 05, 2019

Launch of the 2020 ASF Community Survey

This week, we are excited to launch the 2020 ASF Community Survey, with which we will gather scientific data that allows us to understand our community better, both in its demographic composition, and also in collaboration styles and preferences. We want to find areas where we can continue to do great work and others where we need to provide more support so that our projects can keep growing healthy and diverse. This joint effort was long overdue: our last survey of this kind was implemented in 2016 [1], which means that all the information we currently have about our communities is outdated. 

For this new version of the survey, we have hired Bitergia to design it, a company expert in analysing open source communities and other types of software development teams. They have experience in this type of surveys and research in open source communities. Among other studies, their previous work includes an analysis in gender diversity in technical contributions for OpenStack [2]. The 2020 ASF Community Survey is the first part of a two-stage research. The second part consists of interviews with people who have contributed to the ASF, in order to assess their experience. We'll share more on this second part of the project soon. 

This survey and research are part of the ASF efforts to build a more equitable, inclusive and diverse community. They are run by the Vice Presidency of Diversity and Inclusion, a team formed last May. We'll share a broader update about this group in January.

If you have an apache.org email address you will receive an email by Thursday, Dec 5 at 3PM PST, with a link to the survey. Please take 15 minutes to complete it. If you didn't receive the email or you do not have an apache.org email address, please use this link to complete the survey: 

https://communitysurvey.limequery.org/454363

We are looking to hear from everyone in our community: from users and contributors, to committers and PMCs. Everyone's voice matters. 

Find more information about the 2020 ASF Community Survey on its page on Confluence [3], including the privacy policy governing this initiative. If you are part of our community, either as a user, contributor, or both, your participation is paramount to the success of this project! Please consider filling out the survey, and share this blog on social media, send it to your fellow Apache contributors. As individuals form the Apache community, your opinion matters: we need to hear your voice.

Links

[1] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/COMDEV/ASF+Committer+Diversity+Survey+-+2016
[2] https://blog.bitergia.com/tag/openstack/
[3] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/EDI/Launch+Plan+-+The+2020+ASF+Community+Survey

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Friday November 29, 2019

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 November 2019

Farewell, November --we're wrapping up the month with another great week. Here are the latest updates on the Apache community's activities:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software –at 100% no cost– for the public good https://s.apache.org/fxyz1

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws. 
 - The Apache Software Foundation Objects to the For-Profit Sale of the .org Registry https://s.apache.org/zkthl
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 December 2019. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - ApacheCon 2019 events are complete: catch the latest interviews, presentations, and photos at https://www.apachecon.com/history.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at a rocking 99.99%. 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 – this week, 795 Apache contributors changed 1,761,871 lines of code over 3,275 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Tilman Hausherr, Xiang Fu, Sebastian Bazley, and Raymond Augé.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Build Management --
 - Apache Maven 3.6.3 released http://maven.apache.org

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.20.0 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org

IoT --
 - Apache PLC4X 0.5.0 released http://plc4x.apache.org

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.49 and 9.0.29 released http://tomcat.apache.org

Testing --
 - Apache JMeter 5.2.1 released https://jmeter.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Kafka and Apache Spark rank the top 4 and 6 in-demand skill sets, according to the Indeed.com fastest-rising tech skills report? An increase of 1,216% for Kafka, and 1,068% for Spark over the past 5 years! https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?category

 - Did you know that Apache Storm powers real-time streaming analytics for more than one trillion messages per day at Uber? http://storm.apache.org/

 - Did you know that 205 Top-Level communities are overseeing 338 Apache projects and sub-projects? https://projects.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/ASF20thAnniversary

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/our-founders-look-back-on

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

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998 http://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019 https://s.apache.org/FY2019AnnualReport

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement https://s.apache.org/zqC3

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://events.apache.org/event/meetups.html

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache Camel, Apache HTTP Server, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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