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Friday July 03, 2020

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

Welcome, July! We've had a great week within the Apache community. Here's what happened:

Inside Infra – the third interview in the series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 
- Meet Greg Stein --Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 July 2020. 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.
 - NEW! ApacheCon@Home: combining ApacheCon North America and ApacheCon Europe in a new, online format! Taking place 29 September - 1 October, registration is OPEN and FREE, with donation options for those wishing to support the ASF. Join us! https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/ 

- CFP for ApacheCon@Home has been re-opened. Hurry! Presentation proposals due on 13 July.
https://www.apachecon.com/acna2020/cfp.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%. 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, 907 Apache contributors changed 1,367,670 lines of code over 3,904 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Kaxil Naik, Andrea Cosentino, Eugen Stan, and Sebastian Bazley.     

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitor --
 - Apache Chart 3.0.0 and Python 0.1.0 released https://skywalking.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache Avro 1.10.0 released https://avro.apache.org/
 - Apache Storm 2.2.0 released https://storm.apache.org/
 - Apache Kylin 3.1.0 released https://kylin.apache.org/

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.10.0 released https://iotdb.apache.org/

Network Client --
 - Apache Guacamole 1.2.0 released https://guacamole.apache.org/

Web Crawler --
 - Apache Nutch 1.17 released https://nutch.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Three cheers to Tcl (20 years); DB (18 years); STeVe (8 years); JSPWiki (7 years); Celix and Tez (6 years); NiFi (5 years); Kudu (4 years); Fluo, MADlib, and Streams (3 years); OpenWhisk (1 year)! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that, as with all Apache software, registration to ApacheCon@Home is free of charge? We do have donation options for those who wish to support the ASF; thank you in advance for your participation. Join us! https://apachecon.com/acna2020/

 - Did you know that John Deere's data platform is powered by Apache Flink and Apache Spark to scalably receive and processes millions of sensor measurements per second, and adapt to continually increasing volumes of data? https://flink.apache.org/ https://spark.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served" – the feature documentary on the ASF filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin in 2019 https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature  

 - 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 Month In Review: June 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/June2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions and "Apache Everywhere", the first "Trillions" "short" filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year https://youtu.be/nXtIti9jMFI

 - 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

 - 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

 - "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 Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

- Did you know that Airflow Summit 2020 will be held 6-17 July online? https://airflowsummit.org/

- Did you know that Beam Summit 2020 will be held 24-28 August online and free of charge? https://beamsummit.org/

 - 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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Wednesday July 01, 2020

Apache Month in Review: June 2020

Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in June:

New this month --

 -"Trillions and Trillions Served" – the feature documentary on the ASF filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin in 2019 https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature

 - ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
  -- Announcing ApacheCon @Home 2020: ApacheCon North America and Europe have been combined and will be held online 29 September - 1 October 2020. Join us! https://apachecon.com/acah2020

 - "Inside Infra" --a new interview series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team
  -- Meet Greg Stein --Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2

 - ASF Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19

 - Apache Month in Review: May 2020 https://s.apache.org/May2020


Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 15 July 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

 - ApacheCon @Home 29 September - 1 October 2020


Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents 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, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, 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 May was 99.92%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Committer Activity --

In May, 860 Apache Committers changed 19,454,137 lines of code over 16,319 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Gary Gregory, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Sebastian Bazley, Andrea Cosentino, and Claus Ibsen.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Archiva (Build Management); Beam (Big Data); Calcite (Big Data); Commons IO (Libraries); Commons BCEL (Libraries); Curator (Messaging); CXF Fediz (Libraries); Flink (Big Data); Fortress (Identity Management); HttpComponents Client (Servers); HttpComponents Core (Servers); Hudi (Big Data); Jackrabbit (Content); JSPWiki (Content); Libcloud (Cloud Computing); NetBeans (Integrated Development Environment); PDFBox (Content); Pulsar (Messaging); Qpid (Messaging); ShardingSphere (Big Data); Skywalking and Nginx (Application Performance Management); Tomcat (Servers); Traffic Control (Servers).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. Congratulations to Apache Hudi, which graduated as a Top-Level Project this month https://s.apache.org/odtwv. Welcome to Apache Pegasus (incubating) as the latest podling to enter the Incubator! We invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/   

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Friday June 26, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 June 2020

Farewell, June --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: 15 July 2020. 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.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100%. 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, 917 Apache contributors changed 3,498,501 lines of code over 3,692 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Manfred Moser, Sebastian Bazley, Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, and Claus Ibsen.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitor --
 - Apache SkyWalking 8.0.1 and Nginx LUA 0.2.0 released https://skywalking.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache Calcite Avatica 1.17.0 released https://calcite.apache.org/avatica

Build Management --
 - Apache Archiva 2.2.5 released https://archiva.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache CXF Fediz 1.5.0 released http://cxf.apache.org/fediz.html

Messaging --
 - Apache Pulsar 2.6.0 released https://pulsar.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Traffic Server 8.0.8 and 7.1.11 released https://trafficserver.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Cordova released OSX 6.0.0? https://cordova.apache.org/ 

 - Did you know that Apache Royale released the new, nifty Tour De Jewel component to demonstrate progress on pages? https://royale.apache.org/ 

 - Did you know that the Python agent for Apache SkyWalking is in development? http://skywalking.apache.org/ 


Apache Community Notices

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served" – the feature documentary on the ASF filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin in 2019 https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature  

 - 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 Month In Review: May 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/May2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions and "Apache Everywhere", the first "Trillions" "short" filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year https://youtu.be/nXtIti9jMFI

 - 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

 - 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

 - "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 Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

- Did you know that Airflow Summit 2020 will be held 6-17 July online? https://airflowsummit.org/

- Did you know that Beam Summit 2020 will be held 24-28 August online and free of charge? https://beamsummit.org/

 - 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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Friday June 19, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 June 2020

Happy Friday! Let's take a look at 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: 15 July 2020. 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.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.72%. 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, 902 Apache contributors changed 5,499,342 lines of code over 3,942 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Chunen Ni, Sebastian Bazley, Rupeng Wang, Gary Gregory, and Andrea Cosentino.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache Libcloud 3.1.0 released http://libcloud.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0.1 GA released https://hc.apache.org/
 - Apache Traffic Control 4.1.0 released https://trafficcontrol.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can meet Apache APISIX (Incubating), catch up with Apache CloudStack, see what’s next with Apache HBaseas the project celebrates its 10th Anniversary, and more? Only on Feathercast --the voice of the ASF https://feathercast.apache.org

 - Did you know that Tencent uses Apache Pulsar to process tens of billions of dollars in financial transactions each day? http://pulsar.apache.org/ 

 - Did you know that Apache Cordova has a major release for iOS? https://cordova.apache.org/ 
 

Apache Community Notices

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served" – the feature documentary on the ASF filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin in 2019 https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature  

 - 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 Month In Review: May 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/May2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions and "Apache Everywhere", the first "Trillions" "short" filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year https://youtu.be/nXtIti9jMFI

 - 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

 - 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

 - "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 Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

- Did you know that Airflow Summit 2020 will be held 6-17 July online? https://airflowsummit.org/

- Did you know that Beam Summit 2020 will be held 24-28 August online and free of charge? https://beamsummit.org/

 - 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 June 12, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 June 2020

Hurrah for Friday! We've had a great week within the Apache community. Here's what happened:

"Trillions and Trillions Served" – the feature documentary on the ASF filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin in 2019 https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 

Inside Infra – the third interview in the series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 - Meet Greg Stein --Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 June 2020. 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.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m

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, 350 committers changed 922,742 lines of code over 2,850 commits. Top 5 committers, in order of commits, are: Andrea Cosentino, Guillaume Nodet, Jark Wu, Raphaël Ouazana, and Michael Vorburger.             

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache ShardingSphere 4.1.1 released https://shardingsphere.apache.org/
 - Apache Beam 2.22.0 released https://beam.apache.org/
 - Apache Flink Stateful Functions 2.1.0 released https://flink.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.20.1 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.20 released https://pdfbox.apache.org/

Integrated Development Environment --
 - Apache NetBeans 12.0 released https://netbeans.apache.org/
 - Newly Identified Inactive Malware Campaign: Impact on Apache NetBeans https://blogs.apache.org/netbeans/entry/newly-identified-inactive-malware-campaign 

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons IO 2.7 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-io/
 - Apache Commons BCEL 6.5.0 released https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-bcel/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.52.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.56, 9.0.36, and 10.0.0-M6 released https://tomcat.apache.org/
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0.1 GA released https://hc.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you could help with the next version of Apache OpenOffice? https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/apache-openoffice-needs-your-help 

 - Did you know that Airflow Summit 2020 will be held 6-17 July online? https://airflowsummit.org/  

 - Did you know that Beam Summit 2020 will be held 24-28 August online and free of charge? https://beamsummit.org/
 

Apache Community Notices

 - 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 Month In Review: May 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/May2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions and "Apache Everywhere", the first "Trillions" "short" filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year https://youtu.be/nXtIti9jMFI

 - 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

 - 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

 - "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 Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

 - 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 June 05, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 June 2020

Welcome, June! We've had a great week within the Apache community. Here's what happened:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 June 2020. 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.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100%. 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, 918 Apache contributors changed 11,483,033 lines of code over 3,726 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Gary Gregory, Claus Ibsen, Andrea Cosentino, and Mark Thomas.          

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Hudi™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/odtwv

Content --
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.11.0.M7 released https://jspwiki-wiki.apache.org/

Identity Management --
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.5 released http://directory.apache.org/fortress/

Integrated Development Environment --
 - Newly Identified Inactive Malware Campaign: Impact on Apache NetBeans https://blogs.apache.org/netbeans/entry/newly-identified-inactive-malware-campaign 

Messaging --
 - Apache Curator 5.0.0 released https://curator.apache.org/
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.33.5 and JMS AMQP 0-x 6.4.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? SpamAssassin (16 years); Santuario (14 years); Commons and Wicket (13 years); Sling (11 years); Karaf (10 years); Flume and VCL (8 years); Mesos (7 years); Atlas and Mynewt (3 years) --many happy returns! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date 

 - Did you know that the first Pulsar Summit will be held 17-18 June? SIgn up today at https://pulsar-summit.org 

 - Did you know that Feathercast is back? The voice of the ASF is up with new projects featured, such as HBase, Shiro, Kafka, SkyWalkng, Ignite, Mahout, and more! https://feathercast.apache.org/ 
 

Apache Community Notices

 - 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 Month In Review: May 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/May2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions and "Apache Everywhere", the first "Trillions" "short" filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year https://youtu.be/nXtIti9jMFI

 - 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

 - 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

 - "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 Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

 - 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/

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Monday June 01, 2020

Apache Month in Review: May 2020

Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in May:

New this month --

 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 34 New Members https://s.apache.org/q14mx

 - Support Apache: help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software –at 100% no cost– for the public good https://s.apache.org/GivingTuesdayNow2020

 - Apache Everywhere: the first "short" from the "Trillions" documentary filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year https://youtu.be/nXtIti9jMFI 

 - Announcing New ASF Board of Directors https://s.apache.org/Board2020  

 - ASF Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19 

 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m  

 - "Inside Infra" --a new interview series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team. Meet Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

 - Success at Apache: the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
   - Bringing the Apache Beam firefly to life by Julián Bruno https://s.apache.org/bmq4l
   - Remote Collaboration in the Time of Coronavirus" by Marvin Humphrey https://s.apache.org/dkffj

 - Happy 10th Anniversary Apache HBase https://s.apache.org/m2pxf 

 - Apache Month in Review: April 2020 https://s.apache.org/Apr2020


Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 17 June 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html


Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents 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, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, 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 May was 99.85%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Committer Activity --

In May, 905 Apache Committers changed 62,477,961 lines of code over 15,350 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Andrea Cosentino, Manfred Moser, Claus Ibsen, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, and Liang Zhang. 


Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Ant (Build Management); Arrow (Big Data); Beam (Big Data); Calcite (Big Data); CloudStack (Cloud Computing); CouchDB (Big Data); Daffodil (Libraries); Druid (Big Data); Flink (Big Data); Groovy (Programming Languages); Ignite (Big Data); IoTDB (IoT); Impala (Databases); Jackrabbit (Content); jclouds (Cloud); JMeter (Testing); Kudu (Big Data); Kylin (Big Data); Log4j (Libraries); Lucene (Search); NLPCraft (Natural Language Processing); NuttX (Operating System); OFBiz (Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP); OpenMeetings (Web Conferencing); PLC4X (IoT); Qpid (Messaging); ShardingSphere (Big Data); Subversion (Version Control); Syncope (Identity Management); Tomcat (Servers); UIMA (Content); Wicket (Web Frameworks); ZooKeeper (Databases).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. Welcome new podlings AgensGraph (graphing database), which entered the Incubator at the very end of April, as well as Liminal (machine learning), which was submitted just a few days ago. Congratulations to Apache ShardingSphere, which graduated as a Top-Level Project this month https://s.apache.org/315iv .We invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/   

Community --

Apache Community Development ("ComDev") welcomes new participants to the Apache community and mentors them in "The Apache Way".

Budapest, Hungary, is named the latest Apache Local Community (ALC) Chapter https://s.apache.org/yot34 . The Apache Local Community program is a relatively new initiative, and launched early 2020. Four ALC chapters are up and running; for more information, including how to set up your a local chapter for your community, visit https://s.apache.org/alc .


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Friday May 29, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 May 2020

Farewell, May --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 June 2020. 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.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m 
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June 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 99.74%. 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, 900 Apache contributors changed 2,695,384 lines of code over 3,697 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Manfred Moser, Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, Congxian Qiu, and Claus Ibsen.        

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Arrow 0.17.1 released https://arrow.apache.org/
 - Apache Calcite 1.23.0 released https://calcite.apache.org/
 - Apache Ignite 2.8.1 released https://ignite.apache.org/
 - Apache Beam 2.21.0 released https://beam.apache.org/

Cloud Computing --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack v 4.14 https://s.apache.org/l5ps8

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.22 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/

IoT --
 - Apache PLC4X 0.7.0 released https://plc4x.apache.org/ 

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.5.2 and Solr 8.5.2 released https://lucene.apache.org/

Version Control --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Subversion 1.14.0-LTS https://s.apache.org/osr65


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache OpenOffice now features new extensions for Danish spellcheck and hyphenation dictionaries? https://openoffice.apache.org/

 - Did you know that due to the coronavirus, Pulsar Summit is virtual this year? Catch live & interactive sessions by Splunk, Verizon Media, Iterable, Yahoo! JAPAN, TIBCO, OVHcloud, Clever Cloud and many more! https://pulsar-summit.org/

 - Did you know that Japanese work-life site Haken-EN is powered by Apache Wicket? https://wicket.apache.org/ 
 

Apache Community Notices

 - 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 Month In Review: April 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/Apr2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions and "Apache Everywhere", the first "Trillions" "short" filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year https://youtu.be/nXtIti9jMFI

 - 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

 - 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

 - "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 Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

 - 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/

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Friday May 22, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 May 2020

Happy Friday! Let's take a look at 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: 17 June 2020. 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.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m 
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June 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, 906 Apache contributors changed 30,740,023 lines of code over 3,548 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Liang Zhang, Andrea Cosentino, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Claus Ibsen, and Peter Palaga.          

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kudu 1.12.0 released https://kudu.apache.org/
 - Apache Kylin 2.6.6 and 3.0.2 released https://kylin.apache.org/

IoT --
 - Apache StreamPipes (Incubating) 0.66.0 released https://streampipes.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Log4j 2.13.3 released https://logging.apache.org/

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 2.5.12 and 3.0.4 released http://groovy.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.104 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Testing --
 - Apache JMeter 5.3 released https://jmeter.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF is one of 10 organizations chosen by FOSS Responders to benefit from their first "UPLIFT!" Virtual Funding Event, being held on Friday 22 May? Thank you in advance for participating! https://fossresponders.com/#events 

 - Did you know that you can help Apache OpenOffice with their next release? Roll up sleeves and jump in! https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/apache-openoffice-needs-your-help 

 - Did you know that Feathercast is back? The voice of the ASF features hundreds of recordings on Apache projects and their communities, ApacheCon presentations, and more! NEW: interviews with Apache Airflow, Ignite, Kafka, Mahou, OFBiz, Sling, and more. https://feathercast.apache.org 

Apache Community Notices

 - 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 Month In Review: April 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/Apr2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions and "Apache Everywhere", the first "Trillions" "short" filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year https://youtu.be/nXtIti9jMFI

 - 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

 - 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

 - "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 Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

 - 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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Friday May 15, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 May 2020

Happy Friday! Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

"Apache Everywhere" – the first "short" from the "Trillions" documentary filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin this past year (just released!) https://youtu.be/nXtIti9jMFI 

Success at Apache – the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - "Remote Collaboration in the Time of Coronavirus" by Marvin Humphrey https://s.apache.org/dkffj

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 May 2020. 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.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m 
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June 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 99.93%. 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, 898 Apache contributors changed 5,578,527 lines of code over 3,680 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Radu Cotescu, Adrian Cole, Claus Ibsen, Liang Zhang, and Andrea Cosentino.        

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Flink 1.10.1 released https://flink.apache.org/ 
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces the 10th Anniversary of Apache HBase https://s.apache.org/m2pxf
 - Apache ShardingSphere UI 4.1.0 released https://shardingsphere.apache.org/
 - Apache Druid 0.18.1 released https://druid.apache.org/

Build Management --
 - Apache Ant 1.9.15 and 1.10.8 released https://ant.apache.org/ 

Cloud --
 - Apache jclouds 2.2.1 released https://jclouds.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 2.21.1 released https://jackrabbit.apache.org/
 - Apache UIMA uimaFIT 3.1.0 released https://uima.apache.org/

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.3 released https://iotdb.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.31.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Natural Language Processing --
 - Apache NLPCraft 0.5.0 (incubating) released https://nlpcraft.apache.org/

Operating System --
 - Apache NuttX (Incubating) 9.0.0 released https://nuttx.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.55, 9.0.35, and 10.0.0-M5 released https://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Feathercast --the voice of Apache-- features hundreds of recordings on Apache projects and their communities, ApacheCon presentations, and more? New interviews include Apache Airflow, Ignite, Mahout, OFBiz, and Sling https://feathercast.apache.org 

 - Did you know that the permissive and commercially-friendly Apache License 2.0 is one of the most popular Open Source licenses? http://apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 

 - Did you know that you can Support Apache –and help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software at 100% no cost– with a tax-deductible contribution? http://donate.apache.org/ 

Apache Community Notices

 - 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 Month In Review: April 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/Apr2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "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

 - 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

 - "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 Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

 - 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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Friday May 08, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 May 2020

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

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software –at 100% no cost– for the public good https://s.apache.org/GivingTuesdayNow2020

Success at Apache – the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - "Bringing the Apache Beam firefly to life" by Julián Bruno https://s.apache.org/bmq4l

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 May 2020. 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.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m 
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June 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 99.81%. 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 15,655,389 lines of code over 3,437 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Manfred Moser, Mark Thomas, Claus Ibsen, Andrea Cosentino, and Andrija Panic.   

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache CouchDB 3.0.1 and 3.1.0 released https://couchdb.apache.org/

Databases --
 - Apache ZooKeeper 3.6.1 released https://zookeeper.apache.org/

Identity Management --
 - Apache Syncope 2.0.15 and 2.1.6 released https://syncope.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.12.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache projects support COVID-19 pandemic-related efforts in myriad ways, including training large-scale, distributed deep learning libraries over clusters of hospital machines? https://s.apache.org/GivingTuesdayNow2020 

 - Did you know that the community behind Apache TVM (incubating) --the ASF's first *hardware* oriented project (end-to-end open deep learning compiler stack)-- will be holding an online meetup on 21 May? https://twitter.com/ApacheTVM/status/1257745088186159104?s=20 

 - Did you know that you can jazz up your video-chat presence with swag from your favorite Apache projects? https://www.redbubble.com/people/comdev/shop --can't find your project? Grab the project logo from http://www.apache.org/logos/ and request it be added by emailing dev@community.apache.org! 


Apache Community Notices:

 - 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 Month In Review: April 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/Apr2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "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

 - 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

 - "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 Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

 - 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/

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Tuesday May 05, 2020

Support Apache: #GivingTuesdayNow


Support The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and help the world's largest Open Source foundation continue to provide $20B+ worth of software for the public good at 100% no cost.


Apache projects are helping millions of individuals and businesses struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic in numerous ways, including:

  1. Accessing one’s desktop remotely whilst working from home;

  1. Ordering, warehousing, picking, shipping, dispatching, and tracking critical supplies worldwide;

  1. Classifying and integrating 1.5B+ genetic data records;

  1. Storing, extracting, linking, and processing terabytes of electronic medical records across thousands of servers;

  1. Training large-scale, distributed deep learning libraries over clusters of hospital machines;

  1. Developing machine learning cardiovascular disease prediction models; and

  1. Supporting biobank research and real-time intensive care data analysis.


Your contribution helps ensure The Apache Software Foundation’s 350+ projects and initiatives remain accessible to all, absolutely free of charge. The not-for-profit ASF does not pay for development --all work on Apache projects is done by a volunteer community of more than 7,700+ Committers on six continents.

 

Donate today at https://donate.apache.org/


We thank you for your support during this unprecedented time.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity taking place on 5 May 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual GivingTuesday movement takes place  on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States, and is the second largest giving day of the year. (1 December 2020).


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Monday May 04, 2020

Success at Apache: bringing the Apache Beam firefly to life

by Julián Bruno


Creating the Apache Beam firefly was the first opportunity I had to contribute my skills as a designer and illustration artist to an open source project. I didn’t know anybody working in open source until I moved to San Francisco from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I knew about open source software for video games, like Unity or Unreal Engine... This allowed gamers to make modifications, like adding new levels or creating new character models, and upload them to the same engine that hosted the original game for other gamers to use. This practice enabled a sense of community, where users can share ideas, passions, and express creativity. There are so many things you can do when you work in collaboration with others. This spirit of community is one of the things that made me excited about contributing to Apache Beam. 


Living in an area where technology is everywhere really piqued my interest and drove my curiosity to understand how technology evolves. When the opportunity came to contribute to Apache Beam, I was interested right away. I didn’t know about the project before I got involved, and I certainly didn’t know there was a community behind it, working together to build this amazing solution. Building a mascot for a group of people is different from working for a brand because this firefly represents a group of people and what they find valuable. There is an extra layer that makes it more human. For this type of work, designing a mascot is usually a decision reserved for a small group, and the larger community is not involved. It is refreshing and very meaningful that the community had a chance to step into the process. I saw it as an opportunity for self-expression,participation, and one more exercise in community building. 


In order for this process to be inclusive, I built a group-wide communication system for the community to input during the process. I think that having open and frequent communication was key because, ideally, I wanted everyone to feel that the mascot represents them. I created questions that would help Apache Beam contributors understand what I needed as an illustrator. The questions helped me understand what they liked. This ensured that the mascot was aligned with the community’s taste. Some questions were about colors and visual styles they preferred, if the eyes are too big or small, and preferred line art style. There were 4 rounds of feedback, plus a final vote, where 18 people participated. Engagement increased with every new round. The Apache Way for communities to operate reminded me of a lot of animation forums I participated in the early 2000s. I’m glad to see that some of these practices are still around, because they help make processes more inclusive and build a sense of community.




This communication with the Apache Beam community helped me to create a mascot with features that are unique to the project. When I started, I was given a few concepts that I needed to work with, such as: cute, innovative, fast, data processing, and futuristic. The first few decisions, like making the mascot look as aerodynamic as possible were easy to make. Conveying "data processing" was a bit harder to figure out, butI eventually chose to communicate this concept by changing the mascot's color. What really gave the mascot its unique identity came from using Pokémon-like character style. I built the rhetoric for Apache Beam's logo by combining two concepts that have nothing to do with each other, Pokémon and data streaming, and created something new. 





In the end, I created the Apache Beam mascot and its model sheet, so that anyone can reproduce it, a version of the mascot learning (a key focus for the project at the moment), and a version of the firefly doing what it does best… stream data! I really enjoyed working for Apache Beam and contributing my skills as an illustration artist to open source. I think the most interesting part is the community: creating something in collaboration with others adds a lot of value to what you are making for the world.



Julián is a digital artist based in San Francisco, California. He has spent over 10 years in the animation industry and has developed his skills in art direction, 2D animation, illustration, and visual art development. My passions include art and cartoon animation, as well as connecting with people and creating new projects. He was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied Graphic Design at University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Find Julián's work on Artstation and Instagram.

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Friday May 01, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 May 2020

Welcome, May! We've had a great week within the Apache community. Here's what happened:

The Apache Software Foundation – the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 34 New Members https://s.apache.org/q14mx

Inside Infra – the new interview series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 - Meet Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 May 2020. 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.
 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m 
 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June https://www.apachecon.com/

Apache Community Development – the committee that welcomes new participants to the Apache community and mentors them in "The Apache Way".
 - Budapest, Hungary, joins as the latest Apache Local Community (ALC) Chapter https://s.apache.org/yot34
 - About the Apache Local Community program https://s.apache.org/alc

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, 905 Apache contributors changed 4,556,300 lines of code over 3,929 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Tian Jiang, Mark Thomas, Andrea Cosentino, and Adrian Cole.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Ignite 2.8.0 released https://ignite.apache.org/ 

Content --
 - Apache UIMA uimaFIT 2.5.0 released https://uima.apache.org/ 

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP --
 - Apache OFBiz 17.12.03 released https://ofbiz.apache.org/

Databases --
 - Apache Impala 3.4.0 released https://impala.apache.org

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.2 released https://iotdb.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Daffodil (Incubating) 2.6.0 https://daffodil.apache.org/

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.51.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/

Search --
- Apache Lucene 7.7.3 and Solr 7.7.3 released https://lucene.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.24 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 5.0.0-M4 released https://openmeetings.apache.org/

Web Framework --
 - Apache Wicket 8.8.0 released https://wicket.apache.org/


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache Geronimo (17 years); Tomcat (16 years); OpenJPA, POI, TomEE, Turbine (14 years); Libcloud (10 years); Giraph and ManifoldCF (9 years); Phoenix (7 years); Whimsy (6 years); Bahir, TinkerPop, Zeppelin (5 years); SystemML (4 years); Traffic Control (3 years); Dubbo (2 years) https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date  

 - Did you know that Apache Kudu is able to sustain high levels of ingest throughput whilst delivering fantastic scan performance? https://kudu.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Kafka Summit 2020 will be virtual and free? https://events.kafka-summit.org/2020  


Apache Community Notices:

 - 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 Month In Review: April 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community https://s.apache.org/Apr2020

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020) https://s.apache.org/r6s5u  

 - "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

 - 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

 - "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

 - 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/

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Apache Month in Review: April 2020

Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in April:

New this month --

 - Announcing New ASF Board of Directors https://s.apache.org/Board2020  

 - ASF Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19 

 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m  

 - Success at Apache: Welcoming Communities Strengthens the Apache Way https://s.apache.org/tcs0m 

 - Apache Month in Review: March 2020 https://s.apache.org/Mar2020


Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 20 May 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html 

 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June https://www.apachecon.com/  


Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents 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, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, 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 April was 99.94%.


Committer Activity --

In April, 783 Apache Committers changed 4,753,944 lines of code over 14,634 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Hervé Boutemy, Andrea Cosentino, Tellier Benoit, Mark Thomas, and Alex Herbert.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Apache Arrow (Big Data); Commons Lang and Numbers (Libraries); Directory (Servers); Druid (Big Data); Flagon (Incubating; Libraries); Flink (Big Data); Groovy (Programming Languages); HBase (Big Data); HTTP Server (Servers); Jackrabbit (Content); Kafka (Big Data); Libcloud (Cloud Computing); Lucene (Search); MyNewt (Embedded OS); NiFi (Big Data); Qpid (Messaging); Pulsar (Messaging); SAMOA (Big Data); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Subversion (Version Control); Tika (Big Data); Tomcat (Servers); Traffic Control (Servers); Traffic Server (Servers); Tuweni (Blockchain); Wicket (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. Congratulations to Apache ShardingSphere for graduating as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/315iv  . No new podlings have entered the Incubator over the past month, but we invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/  

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