Here we are --the last Friday of the year-- we wish everyone happy holidays and a great finish to 2019. Thank you for your dedicated readership: below is our final weekly round-up; we'll be back in your inbox in 2020:

Support Apache – help the ASF continue to provide $20B+ worth of software for the public good –at 100% no cost.
 - In the final days of the calendar year, we ask that you consider a tax-deductible, charitable gift to the ASF.

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 January 2020. Board calendar and minutes

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – newly-formed committee supports initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - FINAL CALL: respond to the 2020 ASF Community Survey before 4 January. Thanks in advance!

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998
 - CFP and Registration OPEN for Apache Roadshow/DC
 - Apache Events for 2020 and 2019's presentations are available at

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – this week, 598 Apache contributors changed 7,672,323 lines of code over
2,519 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Andrew
Wetmore, Tomaz Muraus, Jean-Baptiste Onofré, and Shad Storhaug.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Kylin 3.0.0 released

Content --
 - Apache JSPWiki 2.11.0.M6 released
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.18 released
 - Apache Roller 6.0.0 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.10.0 released
 - Apache Olingo 4.7.1 released

Machine Learning --
 - Apache Hivemall (Incubating) 0.6.0 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache CloudStack has been named Best Cloud Management Software/IaaS Platform by TechRadar?

 - Did you know that Lyft's real-time analytics infrastructure is powered by Apache Druid (incubating), Flink, and Kafka?

 - Did you know that regular users of Apache Maven can contribute back to the project from the "up for grabs" list?

Apache Community Notices:

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2020 (August - October 2019)

 - Celebrating 20 Years Community-led Development "The Apache Way"

 - ASF Founders look back on 20 Years of the ASF

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2019

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - CFP and pre-registration open for the first Pulsar Summit

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter ( and on LinkedIn at

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page and Twitter account

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