The Apache News Round-up: week ending 13 March 2020

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

The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

Apache Month In Review – a summary of what the Apache community has been up to in February

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 – January 2020)
 – Next Board Meeting: 18 March 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.66%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data
centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 861 Apache contributors changed 9,213,465 lines of code over 3,428 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Luca Burgazzoli, Mark Thomas, Jialin Qiao, and Carlos Rovira.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Calcite 1.22.0 released
 – Apache Kafka 2.4.1 released 

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.18.5 released

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP —
 – Apache OFBiz 17.12.01 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons Configuration 2.7 released

Messaging —
 – Apache Qpid BrokerJ 8.0.0 released

Programming Languages —
 – Apache Groovy 2.5.10 and 3.0.2 released

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat Connectors 1.2.48 released  
 –  Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5.12 GA released

Templating —
 – Apache FreeMarker 2.3.30 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating
anniversaries this month? Apache mod_perl (20 years); Maven (17 years),
Jackrabbit (14 years); Felix (13 years); Archiva (12 years); UIMA (10
years); Accumulo and Sqoop (8 years); Bloodhound, CloudStack, and cTAKES
(7 years); Allura, Olingo, Tajo (6 years); Sentry (4 years); and
FreeMarker (2 years). Many happy returns!

 – Did you know that you can participate in the second annual Apache Druid community survey?

 – Did you know that Apache Brooklyn v1.0 implements the OASIS CAMP (Cloud
Application Management for Platforms) and TOSCA (Topology and
Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications) standards?

Apache Community Notices:

 – Apache Month In Review: February 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community

 – “Trillions and Trillions Served”, the documentary on the ASF, is in post-production. Catch the teaser at

 – 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.

 – 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

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 – Find out how you can participate with Apache
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Apache HTTP Server, and more!
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