The Apache News Round-up: week ending 17 January 2020

Greetings everyone –it’s time to review the Apache community’s activities from the past week:

Watch the first teaser for "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on The Apache Software Foundation, which resumed filming during ApacheCon 2019

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 February 2020. Board calendar and minutes

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 99.83%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data
centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 903 Apache contributors changed 2,766,467 lines of code over 3,961 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Dan Haywood, Andrea Cosentino, Mark Thomas, Andi Huber, and Daniel Sun.   

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

 – Apache ODE retired

Big Data —
 – Apache Parquet Format 2.8.0 released

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.0 released

IoT —
 – Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.1 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Daffodil (Incubating) 2.5.0
 – Apache Crail (Incubating) 1.2 released

Messaging —
 – Apache Qpid Broker-J 7.1.7 released

Programming Languages —
 – Apache Groovy 3.0.0-rc-3 released

Search —
 – Apache Lucene 8.4.1 released

Servers —
 – Apache HttpComponents Core 4.4.13 released

Web Framework —
 – Apache Wicket 9.0.0-M4 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that new podlings undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include projects in microservices, embedded operating systems, IoT data streams, messaging queues, transactional frameworks, and batch implementations?

 – Did you know that, in 2019, more than 75% of contributors were new to Apache?

 – Did you know that 2019’s Top 5 Apache Project repositories by size (Lines of Code) were: NetBeans (8,354,466); OpenOffice (7,828,646); Flex (whiteboard: 5,233,277); Mynewt (core: 4,108.323); Flex (SDK: 3,933,522)?

Apache Community Notices:

 – Apache in 2019 – By The Digits

 – 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".

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