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

New this month --

 - ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
   -- ApacheCon@Home 2020 was a huge success https://blogs.apache.org/conferences/entry/apachecon-home-2020-was-a
   -- All sessions, including Plenaries and Keynotes from ApacheCon@Home are available https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/

 - Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q1 FY2021 (May - July 2020) https://s.apache.org/2mefr

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of OpenOffice https://s.apache.org/86lex

 - "Inside Infra" – the interview series featuring members of the ASF Infrastructure team
   -- Daniel Gruno --Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2

 - Apache Month in Review: September 2020 https://s.apache.org/Sep2020

Important Dates --

  - Next Board Meeting: 18 November 2020. 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 October was 100%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Committer Activity --

In October, 789 Apache Committers changed 12,272,284 lines of code over 15,524 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest
contributions, in order, were: Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Mark Miller, Mark
Thomas, and Andi Huber.

Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Ant (Build Management); Any23 (Content); Arrow (Big Data); APISIX (API); BookKeeper (Big Data); Calcite (Big Data); Camel (Integration); Commons DBCP (Libraries); Commons NET (Libraries); Commons Pool (Libraries); Druid (Big Data); Flink (Big Data); Groovy (Programming Languages); Hadoop (Big Data); HBase (Big Data); HttpComponents Client (Servers); Ignite (Data Management Platform); Jackrabbit (Content); Kylin (Big Data); Lucene (Search); NiFi (Big Data); Oak (Content); OpenMeetings (Web Conferencing); Pulsar (Messaging); Qpid Broker (Messaging); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Solr (Search); Struts (Web Frameworks); Tomcat (Servers); Tuweni (Blockchain); Wicket (Web Frameworks); XMLBeans (Library).

Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects we invite you to review the many projects currently in development in the Apache Incubator http://incubator.apache.org/ . New releases from incubating podlings include: Apache Teaclave (Incubating; Computing); StreamPipes (Incubating; IoT); TVM (Incubating; Machine Learning).

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