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

New this month --

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Pinot™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/ft8p6

- The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon@Home 2021 https://s.apache.org/ACHome2021

- The Apache Drill Project Announces Apache® Drill™ v1.19 Milestone Release https://s.apache.org/bfhy6

- The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2021 Fiscal Year https://s.apache.org/FY2021AnnualReport-pressrelease

- Apache Month in Review: July 2021 https://s.apache.org/July2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/KIYB1g6SKhg

Important Dates --

- Next Board Meeting: 15 September 2021. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

- ApacheCon™ --the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998-- is being held twice in 2021:
  - UPCOMING: Register for ApacheCon@Home - 21-23 September https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/
    -- Learn about the Community Track from Sharan Foga and Swapnil M Mane https://youtu.be/8cZF-gaE3a4
  - Completed: ApacheCon Asia - 6-8 August --presentations available at https://s.apache.org/37n3z

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 August was 99.61%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Committer Activity --

In August, 764 Apache Committers changed 15,185,996 lines of code over 17,295 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Claus Ibsen, Alex Herbert, Andrea Cosentino, Harikrishna Patnala, and Kaxil Naik.  

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache ActiveMQ (Messaging); Airflow (Workflow); APISIX (APIs); Camel (Integration); Commons (Libraries); EventMesh (incubating; Eventing); Flink (Big Data); Geode (Databases); Hop (incubating; Orchestration); Jackrabbit (Content); NiFi (Big Data); OFBiz (ERP/Enterprise Resource Planning); Portable Runtime (Libraries); Pulsar (Messaging); Qpid (Messaging); Roller (Content); ServiceComb (Libraries); Teaclave (incubating; Confidential Computing); Tika (Content); Tomcat (Servers); Traffic Server (Servers).

Apache Project Anniversaries in August: jUDDI (11 years); Any23, Lucene.Net, and Oozie (9 years); Ignite, Serf, and Usergrid (6 years); HAWQ (3 years). Many happy returns!

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects wishing to become an official part of the ASF. Linkis (Middleware) entered the Apache Incubator in August. More than three dozen projects are currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/ .

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