The Apache News Round-up: week ending 31 July 2020

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

ASF Annual Report – a look back at our many achievements during the 2020 Fiscal Year
 – Press release
 – Full report

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 100%. 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, 414 Apache Committers changed 4,407,598 lines of
over 3,792 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Mark Miller, Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, Guillaume Nodet, and Shen Yi.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitor —
 – Apache SkyWalking CLI 0.3.0 and SkyWalking Python 0.2.0 released

Big Data —
 – Apache Arrow 1.0.0 released
 – Apache Calcite 1.24.0 released
 – Apache Beam 2.23.0 released

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.3 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons Text 1.9 released

Messaging —
 – Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.33.6 and JMS 0.53.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that there were 150TB+ in source code downloads from Apache mirrors (excludes convenience binaries) in FY2020? 

 – Did you know that workflows for the Creative Commons Catalog project are powered by Apache Airflow? 

 – Did you know that, after two years in development, Apache Cayenne v4.1 GA is now available? 

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 , Part II and Part III

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

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