The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 January 2021

Welcome, 2021! We hope that you have had a festive holiday season and are excited to kick off the new year. Here’s what happened over the past week:

Apache in 2020 – By The Digits – a look at the achievements from the Apache Community over the past 12 months.
 – Summary and stats at
 – Video highlights

The Apache Month in Review – highlights of what we’ve accomplished over the past month. 
– December 2020

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: Q2 FY2021 (August – October 2020)
 – Next Board Meeting: 20 January 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – all videos from ApacheCon@Home are available at  

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.95%. 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, 214 Apache Committers changed 1,634,010 lines of code over 2,290 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Andreas Veithen, Chesnay Schepler, Rene Cordier, and Sylwester Lachiewicz.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitoring —
 – Apache SkyWalking Python v0.5.0 released

Big Data —
 – Apache ShardingSphere ElasticJob 3.0.0-RC1 released
 – Apache Accumulo 1.10.1 and 2.0.1 released
 – Apache Accumulo CVE-2020-17533: Improper Handling of Insufficient Permission

Data Management Platform —
 – Apache Ignite 2.9.1 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache Cocoon, James, and Web Services (17 years); Lucene (15 years); ActiveMQ (13 years); Hadoop (12 years); River (9 years); Empire-db and Gora (8 years); OpenMeetings (7 years); Samza (5 years); Arrow (4 years); and Ranger (3 years)! 

– Did you know that the Top Ten of Fortune’s “Future 50” companies –ServiceNow, Veeva Systems, Atlassian, Workday, Splunk, Adyen, MercadoLibre, DexCom, Square, and Spotify– are all Powered by Apache? Everyone is welcome to use ASF and Apache Project badges to show that your projects are Powered by Apache

– Did you know that ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) eBooks?

Apache Community Notices

– Apache Month In Review: November 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
    Gavin McDonald Part I and Part II
    Andrew Wetmore 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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