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

Welcome, 2020! We hope that you have had a festive holiday season
and are excited to kick off the new year. Here’s what happened over the
past week:

Apache in 2019 – By The Digits

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports
initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the
greater Apache community.
 – FINAL CALL: respond to the 2020 ASF Community Survey before 4 January

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998
 – CFP OPEN: Apache Roadshow/DC

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.94%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data
centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 506 Apache contributors changed 647,823 lines of code over 2,002 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Gary Gregory, Dan Haywood, Carlos Rovira, and Andrew Wetmore.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Geode 1.11.0 released
 – Apache Drill 1.17.0 released

Cloud Computing —
 – Apache Libcloud 2.8.0 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons VFS 2.5.0 released

 – Apache Lucene 8.4.0 and Solr 8.4.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the European Commission created its new API Gateway infrastructure using Apache Camel?

 – Did you know that NBC Universal uses Apache Tinkerpop’s Gremlin to write complicated traversals?

 – Did you know that is powered by Apache Roller? Version 6 just released!

Apache Community Notices:

 – The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 – ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August – October 2019)

 – 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.

 – CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit

 – "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and 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 and Twitter account

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

 – 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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