The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 October 2020

And it’s Friday! Let’s take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

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: Q1 FY2021 (May – July 2020)
 – Next Board Meeting: 18 November 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – All sessions, including Plenaries and Keynotes from ApacheCon@Home are available 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.86%. 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, 380 Apache Committers changed 2,506,459 lines of code over 3,325 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea
Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Andi Huber, Łukasz Dywicki, and Mark Miller.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Druid 0.20.0 released
 – Apache Kylin 3.1.1 released
 – Apache Arrow 2.0.0 released
 – Apache NiFi Registry 0.8.0 released
 – Apache BookKeeper 4.11.1 released
 – Apache Hadoop CVE-2018-11764 Privilege escalation in web endpoint

Blockchain —
 – Apache Tuweni (Incubating) 1.2.0 released

Content —
  – Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.4 released

Integration —
 – Apache Camel 3.6.0 released

Library —
 – Apache XMLBeans 4.0.0 released
 – Apache Commons Net 3.7.2 released

Messaging —
 – Apache Qpid Broker J 7.1.10 and J 8.0.2 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the ASF Infrastructure team have added more self-serve features to .asf.yaml?

– Did you know that Salesforce uses Apache Druid as their real-time analytical database to store application performance metrics extracted from billions to trillions of log lines per day? 

– Did you know that the Apache OFBiz community is deliberating deployment on AWS production environments?

Apache Community Notices

– Apache Month In Review: September 2020

– ASF FY2020 Annual Report 

– “Trillions and Trillions Served” documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature 2) “Apache Everywhere” 3) “Why Apache” 4) “Apache Innovation” 

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

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

 – 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
    Chris Thistlethwaite
    Drew Foulks
    Greg Stein Part I
      …Part II and Part III
    Daniel Gruno Part I and Part II

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

 – Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page and Twitter account

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