The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 February 2021

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

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

ASF Fundraising – oversees numerous ways to offset the ASF’s day-to-day operating costs to help the ASF continue to provide $22B+ in software at 100% no cost.
 – The Apache® Software Foundation Sustains its Mission of Providing Software for the Public Good through Corporate Sponsorships and Charitable Giving

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

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, 377 Apache Committers changed 2,654,647 lines of
code over 3,605 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Gary Gregory, Mark Miller, and Daan Hoogland.          

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Qpid Broker J 7.1.12 and J 8.0.4 released
 – Apache Beam 2.28.0 released
 – Apache BookKeeper 4.13.0 released

Library —
 – Apache Commons Net 3.8.0 released

Network Client/Server —
 – Apache Directory Studio 2.0-0-M16 released

Search —
 – Apache Lucene 8.8.1 and Solr 8.8.1 released

Web Frameworks —
 – Apache MyFaces Core v2.3-next-M5 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that SOPHIA, the new text-mined knowledge graph clinical decision support system created to improve doctors recommendations to patients, is powered by Apache cTAKES?

– Did you know that the Carnegie Mellon University Database Group’s vaccination database processes billions of records per second using Apache Druid? Learn more at their free Vaccination Database Tech Talks on 1 March –presentations on Apache Pinot (incubating) and Apache CouchDB are in the series as well

– Did you know that video highlights of the ASF’s 2020 Security Report are now available?

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 + Video highlights

– 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

 – All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at 

 – “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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