The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 April 2021

Welcome, Friday –let’s review the Apache community’s activities over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 May 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – Registration for both ApacheCons is open: ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September)
 – CFP DEADLINE approaching for both events –get your proposals in by 3 May
 – Sponsorships available for both events

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. 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, 369 Apache Committers changed 1,176,324 lines of
code over 3,156 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Mark Thomas, Sebastian Rühl, Otavio Rodolfo Piske, and Martin Hesse.     

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Kafka  2.6.2 and 2.8.0 released

Build Management —
 – Apache Ant 1.10.10 released

Database —
 – Apache Geode 1.12.2 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Flagon UserALE.js 2.1.1 (Incubating) released

Mail —
 – Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.6 released

Programming Languages —
 – Apache Groovy 4.0.0-alpha-3 released

Servers —
 – Apache Traffic Server 9.0.1 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the Apache Cassandra community will be holding the Cassandra World Party online on 28 April? 

– Did you know that you can help Apache Sedona (incubating; formerly GeoSpark) improve their software by submitting your feedback on your experience with the project?   

– Did you know that the Apache SkyWalking community will be holding SkyWalkingDay conference 2021 in Shenzhen on 12 June?

Apache Community Notices

– The Apache Month in Review: March 2021 and video highlights

– The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation “The Apache Way”

– The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 – January 2021) + Video highlights

– 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

 – Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter ( and on LinkedIn at

 – Follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter

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