Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in April:

New this month --

 - Announcing New ASF Board of Directors https://s.apache.org/Board2020  

 - ASF Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak https://s.apache.org/COVID-19 

 - Notice on Apache 2020 Conferences https://s.apache.org/zgm8m  

 - Success at Apache: Welcoming Communities Strengthens the Apache Way https://s.apache.org/tcs0m 

 - Apache Month in Review: March 2020 https://s.apache.org/Mar2020

Important Dates --

 - Next Board Meeting: 20 May 2020. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html 

 - CFP EXTENDED for ApacheCon North America: submissions due 1 June https://www.apachecon.com/  

Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents oversees our highly-reliable, distributed network under the leadership of VP Infrastructure David Nalley and Infrastructure Administrator Greg Stein. ASF Infrastructure supports 300+ Apache projects and their communities across ~200 individual machines, 1,400+ repositories, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, and 2-3M daily emails on 2,000+ lists. ASF Infra performs 7M+ weekly checks to ensure services are available around the clock. The average uptime in April was 99.94%.

Committer Activity --

In April, 783 Apache Committers changed 4,753,944 lines of code over 14,634 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Hervé Boutemy, Andrea Cosentino, Tellier Benoit, Mark Thomas, and Alex Herbert.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Apache Arrow (Big Data); Commons Lang and Numbers (Libraries); Directory (Servers); Druid (Big Data); Flagon (Incubating; Libraries); Flink (Big Data); Groovy (Programming Languages); HBase (Big Data); HTTP Server (Servers); Jackrabbit (Content); Kafka (Big Data); Libcloud (Cloud Computing); Lucene (Search); MyNewt (Embedded OS); NiFi (Big Data); Qpid (Messaging); Pulsar (Messaging); SAMOA (Big Data); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Subversion (Version Control); Tika (Big Data); Tomcat (Servers); Traffic Control (Servers); Traffic Server (Servers); Tuweni (Blockchain); Wicket (Web Frameworks).

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. Congratulations to Apache ShardingSphere for graduating as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/315iv  . No new podlings have entered the Incubator over the past month, but we invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/  

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