The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 May 2020

Welcome, May! We’ve had a great week within the Apache community. Here’s what happened:

The Apache Software Foundation – the all-volunteer developers, stewards,
and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 34 New Members

Inside Infra – the new interview series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 – Meet Drew Foulks

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 20 May 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 
 – CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June

Apache Community Development – the committee that welcomes new participants to the Apache community and mentors them in “The Apache Way”.
 – Budapest, Hungary, joins as the latest Apache Local Community (ALC) Chapter
 – About the Apache Local Community program

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data
centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 905 Apache contributors changed 4,556,300 lines of code over 3,929 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Tian Jiang, Mark Thomas, Andrea Cosentino, and Adrian Cole.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Ignite 2.8.0 released 

Content —
 – Apache UIMA uimaFIT 2.5.0 released 

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP —
 – Apache OFBiz 17.12.03 released

Databases —
 – Apache Impala 3.4.0 released

IoT —
 – Apache IoTDB (Incubating) 0.9.2 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Daffodil (Incubating) 2.6.0

Messaging —
 – Apache Qpid JMS 0.51.0 released

Search —
– Apache Lucene 7.7.3 and Solr 7.7.3 released

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.24 released

Web Conferencing —
 – Apache OpenMeetings 5.0.0-M4 released

Web Framework —
 – Apache Wicket 8.8.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache Geronimo (17 years); Tomcat (16 years); OpenJPA, POI, TomEE, Turbine (14 years); Libcloud (10 years); Giraph and ManifoldCF (9 years); Phoenix (7 years); Whimsy (6 years); Bahir, TinkerPop, Zeppelin (5 years); SystemML (4 years); Traffic Control (3 years); Dubbo (2 years)  

 – Did you know that Apache Kudu is able to sustain high levels of ingest throughput whilst delivering fantastic scan performance?

 – Did you know that Kafka Summit 2020 will be virtual and free?  

Apache Community Notices:

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

 – The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership

 – Apache Month In Review: April 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”.

 – Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team –meet Chris Thistlethwaite

 – Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter ( and on LinkedIn at

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