The Apache News Round-up: week ending 24 July 2020

Happy Friday! We’ve had a great week within the Apache community. Here’s what happened:

Inside Infra – the interview series with members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 – Meet Greg Stein –Part III

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

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – Registration is OPEN (and free) for ApacheCon@Home taking place online 29 September – 1 October. Join us! 
 – Sponsorships available for ApacheCon@Home 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.96%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data
centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 407 Apache Committers changed 4,357,953 lines of
over 3,609 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Andrea Cosentino, Mark Miller, Zhang Yonglun, and Sebastian Bazley.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Atlas 2.1.0 released
 – Apache Calcite Avatica Go 5.0.0 released
 – Apache Druid 0.19.0 released
 – Apache NiFi Registry 0.7.0 released
 – Apache Flink 1.11.1 released

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.4 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons Lang 3.11 released
 – Apache Geometry 1.0-beta1 released

Programming Languages —
 – Apache Groovy 2.4.20, 2.5.13, and 3.0.5 released

Search —
 – Apache Lucene 8.6.0 and Solr 8.6.0 released

Web Frameworks —
 – Apache Wicket 7.17.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Apache projects’ ongoing sustainability is ensured through the generosity of our Sponsors and individual donors, whose support helps ensure that the ASF continues to provide more than $20B worth of software to the public-at-large at 100% no cost?

 – Did you know that projects undergoing development in the Apache Incubator are in a variety of categories that include AI, Annotation, Big Data, Blockchain, Cryptography, Data Visualization, Distributed Computing, Email, Embedded Systems, Geospatial Data, Graphing, Hardware Acceleration, IoT, Messaging, Monitoring, Natural Language Processing, Scheduling, Streaming, Training, Usability Testing, and more?

 – Did you know that you can learn about Apache Beam, Calcite, Camel, CarbonData, Groovy, Hadoop, Karaf, Labs, NetBeans, OFBiz, OpenOffice, PLC4X, Rya, Spark, Tomcat, Unomi, and more in the “Apache Innovation” short?

Apache Community Notices

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

“Trillions and Trillions Served” – the documentary on the ASF
filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin in 2019 have been released: 1) full feature 2) “Apache Everywhere” short 3) “Why Apache” teaser 4) “Apache Innovation” shorts 

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

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

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

 – Apache in 2019 – By The Digits

 – The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 – Foundation Reports and Statements

 – “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 Christ Thistlethwaite | Drew Foulks | Greg Stein Part I and Part II 

 – Did you know that Beam Summit 2020 will be held 24-28 August online and free of charge?

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

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