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Friday August 07, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 August 2020

Welcome, August! We've had a great week within the Apache community. Here's what happened:

Success at Apache – the monthly blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - "I Became an Apache Solr Committer in 4,662 Days. Here’s how you can do it faster!" by Eric Pugh

ASF Annual Report – a look back at our many achievements during the 2020 Fiscal Year
 - Press release
 - Full report

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 August 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Registration is OPEN (and free) for ApacheCon@Home taking place online 29 September - 1 October. Join us! 
 - Sponsorships available for ApacheCon@Home 

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, 399 Apache Committers changed 2,461,830 lines of code over 3,074 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, Sebastian Bazley, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, and Claus Ibsen.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitor --
 - Apache SkyWalking 8.1.0 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Pool 2.8.1 released

Machine Learning --
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.9.3 released

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Cocoon 2.1.13 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF stewards more than 227M+ lines of code, valued at more than $20B?

 - Did you know that the top 5 most active Apache projects over FY2020 were, in order: Apache Kafka, Hadoop, Lucene, POI, and ZooKeeper?

 - Did you know that Apache projects' ongoing sustainability is ensured through the generosity of our Sponsors and individual donors, whose support helps ensure that the ASF continues to provide more than $20B worth of software to the public-at-large at 100% no cost?

Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: July 2020 – overview of events that have taken place within the Apache community 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" – the documentary on the ASF filmed onsite at ApacheCon Las Vegas and Berlin in 2019 have been released: 1) full feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" short 3) "Why Apache" teaser 4) “Apache Innovation” shorts 

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

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

 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2020 (November 2019 - January 2020)

 - 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 Christ Thistlethwaite | Drew Foulks | Greg Stein Part I , Part II and Part III

 - Did you know that Beam Summit 2020 will be held 24-28 August online and free of charge?

 - 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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