The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 February 2021

Friday arrived quickly –happy Lunar New Year to those who celebrate! The Apache community has had a productive week; let’s review:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws. 
 – Next Board Meeting: 17 February 2021. Board calendar and minutes

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 – Call for Apache project proposals and mentors: Outreachy Open Source internship program May-Aug 2021

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – ApacheCon@Home keynotes, plenaries, and presentations on Big Data, Camel/Integration, Cassandra, Community, Content Delivery (Traffic Server/Traffic Control), cTAKES, Fineract/Fintech, Geode, Geospatial, Groovy, HTTP Server (httpd and the Web), Ignite, Incubator, IoT, Jena, Karaf, Machine Learning, Mahout, Multi-lingual tracks (Hindi/German/Mandarin/Spanish), Observability, OpenOffice, Pulsar/Bookkeeper, Royale, Solr/Lucene/Search Learning, Streaming, Tomcat, and more 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 99.96%. 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, 388 Apache Committers changed 2,346,803 lines of code over 4,410 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Bernd Bohmann, Gary Gregory, Tellier Benoit, Andrea Cosentino, and Claus Ibsen.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs —
 – Apache APISIX 2.3 released

IoT —
 – Apache PLC4X 0.8.0 released

Observability —
 – Apache SkyWalking CLI 0.6.0 released

Servers —
 – Apache HttpComponents Core 5.1 BETA3 released
 – Apache Tomcat 8.5.63 released

Web Frameworks —
 – Apache MyFaces Core 2.2.14 released 

Did You Know?

– Did you know that downloads of Apache OpenOffice exceed 1 Million each month?

– Did you know that Airbnb uses Apache Superset for deep data insights, visualizing metrics, and business intelligence at scale?

– Did you know that the Apache Groovy, Kafka, and Maven communities will be participating at DevNexus online on 17 February? Registration is free and open to all

Apache Community Notices

– Apache Month In Review: January 2021 + Video highlights

– The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2021 (August – October 2020)

– Apache in 2020 – By The Digits + Video highlights

– ASF Security Report 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 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
    Chris Lambertus Part I and Part II

 – ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks

 – 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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