The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 March 2020

Farewell, March –we’re wrapping up the
month with another great week. Here are the latest updates on the Apache
community’s activities:

Break out the cake, balloons, and streamers! The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation “The Apache Way” 

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

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – Event status details posted at: 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 99.99%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data
centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 881 Apache contributors changed 1,209,097 lines of code over 3,932 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Carlos Rovira, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Andi Huber, Claus Ibsen, and Garren Smith.         

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Management —
 – Apache SkyWalking 7.0.0 released

Big Data —
 – Apache NiFi 1.11.4 released

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.21 and 1.26.0 released

Messaging —
 – Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.11.0 released 

Search —
 –  Apache Lucene 8.5.0 and Solr 8.5.0 released   

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Chinese courier company Yunda Express uses Apache SkyWalking to ship critical supplies (masks, protective suits, medicine, and food) to those battling the COVID-19 coronavirus? 

 – Did you know that Apache Kudu has benchmarked ingesting 100B time series points per day? 

 – Did you know that the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rondônia, Brazil, offers free courses on Web development that include Apache Wicket? 

Apache Community Notices:

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

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

 – The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 – January 2020)  

 – “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)

 – ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF

 – Foundation Reports and Statements

 – ApacheCon: Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998

 – “Success at Apache” focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF “just works”.

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