The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 April 2019

Welcome, April! We’re wrapping up another great week with the following activities:

Success at Apache –the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – "Positively impacting the world one contribution at a time" by Dinesh Joshi

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 17 April. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Call for Presentations and Registration Open for ApacheCon, its Official Global Conference Series
 – Schedule live – join us! Apache Roadshow/Chicago 13-14 May 2019
 – CFP + Registration Open: ApacheCon North America 9-13 September in Las Vegas
 – CFP + Registration Open: ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October in Berlin

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield 99.96% uptime. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 466 Apache contributors changed 840,932 lines of code over 2,547 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Akira Ajisaka, Zhang Duo, Matteo Merli, Colm O hEigeartaigh, and Ravindra Pesala.

Apache Project Announcements –the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Arrow 0.13.0 released
 – Apache BookKeeper 4.8.2 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Velocity Engine 2.1 released

Network-Client —
 – Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5.8 GA released
 – Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.32.0 released

Servers —
 – Apache HTTP Server 2.4.39 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month: Apache CXF (11 years); Avro, HBase, Mahout, Nutch, Tika, Traffic Server (9 years); Creadur and Jena (7 years); DeltaSpike (6 years); ORC and Parquet (4 years); Apex, AsterixDB, and Johnzon (3 yrs); CarbonData, Fineract, and Metron (2 years)? Many happy returns!

 – Did you know that some of the ASF’s original founders shared their thoughts on the Foundation’s past 20 years? A great read at

 – Did you know that whilst The Apache Way is a living, breathing interpretation of one’s experience with our community-led development process, it has 5 core tenets that Apache Projects and their communities must adhere to?

Apache Community Notices:

 – ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF

 – The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 – Foundation Reports and Statements

 – ApacheCon: Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998

 – Apache in 2018 – By The Digits

 – ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019

 – ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 – The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 – Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

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

 – Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 – Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

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

 – The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit in Washington DC 20-23 May 2019

 – Spark + AI Summit 2019 will be held 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam

 – CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon North America 9-12 September 2019

 – CFP and Registration open for ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019

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

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