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

Happy Friday, everyone. We’ve had a productive week –let’s review:

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 – 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.
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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
 – Apache HBase 2.1.8 released

Cloud —
 – Apache Libcloud 2.7.0 released

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.19.6 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.10.7 released
 – Apache Tika 1.23 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons Pool 2.8.0 released
 – Apache Juneau 8.1.2 released

Mail —
 – Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.3 released

Messaging —
 – Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.1.6, Qpid Proton-J 0.33.3, and Qpid JMS 0.48.0 released

Programming Language —
 – Apache Groovy 3.0.0-rc-2 released

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat 9.0.30 released

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!

 – Did you know that the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) is powered by Apache HTTP Server, Apache Lucene, and Apache Tomcat?

 – Did you know that Kirjastot Bibliotek Library uses Apache Wicket?

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.

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