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

Farewell, September –we’re wrapping up the month with another great week. Here are the latest updates on the Apache community’s activities:

Success at Apache – the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 – "Why you’d want to become an Apache Committer" by Dmitriy Pavlov
 – "Mentor Your Mentor" by Patricia Shanahan

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 16 October 2019. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998
 – *T-26 days* to ApacheCon Europe –register TODAY!
 – The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program Highlights for ApacheCon™ Europe
 – ApacheCon/Las Vegas presentations now available, exclusively on Feathercast

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.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 803 Apache contributors changed 9,613,292 lines of code over 3,213 commits. Top 5 contributors, in
order, are: Till Rohrmann, Andrea Cosentino, Stephen Mallette, Tellier Benoit, and Mark Thomas.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Rya™ as a Top-Level Project
 – Apache Ignite 2.7.6 released

Content —
 – Apache JSPWiki 2.11.0.M5 released
 – Apache PDFBox 2.0.17 released
 – Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 released

Database —
 – Apache Druid (Incubating) 0.16.0 released
 – Apache Geode 1.10.0 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Tuweni (Incubating) 0.8.2 released
 – Apache Juneau 8.1.1 released
 – Apache Commons BCEL 6.4.0 released
 – Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.9.0 released

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat 8.5.46 and 9.0.26 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that ApacheCon Europe Community Partners include the European Commission Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) and the Open Source Design community? Join us and connect!

 – Did you know that the ApacheCon Europe team have evolved our #LoveApache badges and created an awesome icon generator so you can easily customize your own? Give it a try

 – Did you know that during ApacheCon North America, we shot "Community Over Code. Code Over Community", a special project in collaboration with technologist/photographer Peter Adams in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The ASF?

Apache Community Notices:

 – The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 – Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way"

 – ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF

 – Foundation Reports and Statements

 – ApacheCon: Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998

 – ASF Annual Report for FY2019

 – 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

 – Spark + AI Summit 2019 will be held 15-17 October in Amsterdam

 – Registration open for ApacheCon Europe 22-24 October 2019

 – Find out how you can participate with Apache
community/projects/activities –opportunities open with Apache Camel,
Apache HTTP Server, and more!

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