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

New This Month --

- Apache Month in Review: November 2021

Important Dates --

- Next Board Meeting: 19 January 2022. Board calendar and minutes

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 December was 99.94%.

Committer Activity --

In December, 600 Apache Committers changed 23,123,232 lines of code over 13,572 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Gary Gregory, Claus Ibsen, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Harikrishna Patnala, and Andi Huber.

Project Releases and Updates --
New releases from Apache Airflow (Workflow); APISIX (API); Archiva (Build Management); Calcite (Big Data); Camel (Integration); Daffodil (Libraries); DolphinScheduler (Workflow); Druid (Big Data); Flink (Big Data); Fortress (Identity Management); Geode (Database); Groovy (Programming Languages); HBase (Big Data); HttpComponents (Servers); HTTP Server (Servers); Ignite (Big Data); IoTDB (IoT); Jackrabbit (Content); James (Mail); JMeter (Testing); JSPWiki (Content); Karaf (Application Servers/Middleware); Kyuubi (Incubating; Big Data); Log4j (Libraries); Lucene (Search); MXNet (Incubating; Libraries); NetBeans (Integrated Development Environment); NiFi (Big Data); OFBiz (Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP); Parquet (Big Data); PDFBox (Content); PLC4X (IoT); Pulsar (Messaging); Qpid (Messaging); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Solr (Search); Struts (Web Frameworks); Tika (Big Data); Tomcat (Servers); Traffic Control (Servers); Wicket (Web Frameworks); and XMLBeans (Library).

Apache Project Anniversaries in December: Apache Portable Runtime (APR; 21 years); Logging Services (18 years);
Cayenne and OFBiz (15 years); Synapse (14 years); Camel (13 years);
Axis, OpenWebBeans, Pivot (12 years); Aries (11 years); Flex (9 years);
Helix (8 years); Flink (7 years); Beam (5 years);
Airflow (3 years); Druid (2 years); DataSketches (1 year); ECharts (1 year); and Mnemonic (1 year). Many happy returns!

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects wishing to become an official part of the ASF. More than three dozen projects are currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator.

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