Here we are --the last day of the year--
we wish everyone a happy new year. Thank you
for your dedicated readership: below is our final weekly round-up for 2021; we'll
be back in your inbox in 2022:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 January 2022. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data
centers around the world. View the ASF's Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot 
Over the past week, 183 Apache Committers changed 8,306,446 lines of
code over 2,124 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Claus Ibsen, Michael Osipov, Jacques Le Roux, and Tilman Hausherr.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Servers/Middleware --

 - Apache Karaf runtime 4.2.14 and 4.3.5 released 

Big Data --
 - Apache XMLBeans 5.0.3 released

IoT --
 - Apache IoTDB 0.12.4 released 

Eventing --
 - Apache EventMesh (incubating) 1.3.0 released 

Libraries --
 - Apache Log4j 2.3.2 and 2.12.4 released 

Messaging -- 
 - Apache Qpid ProtonJ2 1.0.0-M4 released
 - Apache Pulsar 2.7.4 released

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking Nginx LUA 0.6.0 and Satellite 0.5.0 released 

Programming Languages --

 - Apache Groovy 4.0.0-rc-2 released

Testing --
 - Apache JMeter 5.4.3 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the latest details on Apache Log4j vulnerabilities are
available on the Apache Logging Services security page?

 - Did you know that dozens of organizations such as Amazon, AT&T,
Facebook (Meta), Uber, and Zillow use Apache Sedona (incubating) for
their geospatial data processing pipelines? 

 - Did you know that tax-deductible donations support the ASF's day-to-day
operations that benefit 350+ Apache Projects and their communities?
Donate online using ACH, credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and
Microsoft Pay

Apache Community Notices

 - The Apache Month in Review: November 2021 and video highlights

 - Watch "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] 2) "Apache Everywhere" [6 min] 3) "Why Apache" [2.5 min] 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min] 

 - ASF Annual Report: FY2021 -- Press release and Report (PDF)

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success 

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - Presentations from 2021's ApacheCon Asia and ApacheCon@Home are available on the ASF YouTube channel.

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

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite
    Drew Foulks
    Greg Stein Part I
      ...Part II and Part III
    Daniel Gruno Part I and Part II
    Gavin McDonald Part I and Part II
    Andrew Wetmore Part I and Part II
    Chris Lambertus Part I  and Part II

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and The ASF page LinkedIn

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