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

Support Apache --

When we founded the ASF 21 years ago, we made a commitment to ensure Apache software is freely available to everyone worldwide at 100% no cost. Today the ASF provides more than $21B worth of software developed by an all-volunteer community. 

 - from Individual and Corporate donations to online shopping, Corporate Charitable Giving, Matching Gifts, and Sponsorship, There are many ways to help the ASF with a tax-deductible contribution https://s.apache.org/2020SupportApache

New this month --

 - ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
   -- Videos of all ApacheCon@Home sessions, including Plenaries and Keynotes, are available https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/

 - Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2021 (August - October 2020) https://s.apache.org/Q2FY2021

 - "Inside Infra" – the interview series featuring members of the ASF Infrastructure team
   -- Meet Andrew Wetmore --Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2

 - Apache Month in Review: November 2020 https://s.apache.org/Nov2020

Important Dates --

  - Next Board Meeting: 20 January 2021. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

Infrastructure --

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 December was 99.95%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Committer Activity --

In December, 837 Apache Committers changed 11,192,118 lines of code over 18,775 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Andrea Cosentino, Xiang Xiao, Hugh Miles, Andi Huber, and Gary Gregory.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Accumulo (Big Data); Airflow (Big Data); APISIX (API); Avro (Big Data); Beam (Big Data); Bigtop (Big Data); Camel (Integration); Flink (Big Data); Groovy (Programming Languages); HBase (Big Data); HttpComponents Core (Servers); IoTDB (IoT); Jackrabbit (Content); JMeter (Testing); JSPWiki (Content); Kafka (Big Data); Knox (Big Data); OpenMeetings (Web Conferencing); PDFBox (Content); Pulsar (Messaging); Rya (Big Data); ShardingSphere (Big Data); SINGA (Machine Learning); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Struts (Web Frameworks); Syncope (Identity Management); Tika (Big Data); Tomcat (Servers); Traffic Control (Servers); Traffic Server (Servers); Yetus (Library).

Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects wishing to become an official part of the ASF. New to the Apache Incubator in December: Wayang (Big Data). We invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/ .

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