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

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 – The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes CloudBees as its Newest Targeted Sponsor at the Platinum Level

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

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

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

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.

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
 – Apache Kafka 2.2.2 released

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.18 released

IoT —
 – Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.0 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Olingo 4.7.0 released

Machine Learning —
 – Apache TVM (Incubating) 0.6.0 released

Search —
 – Apache Solr 8.3.1 released

Web Frameworks —
 – Apache Struts 2.5.22 released
 – Apache MyFaces Core 2.3.6 released

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!

 – Did you know that, after 10 years in development, Apache Camel v3 is now available?

 – Did you know that the top 5 most active/visited Apache projects over the past year are: Hadoop, Kafka, Lucene, POI, ZooKeeper

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 people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".

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