The Apache News Round-up: week ending 14 August 2020

Hooray for Friday! The Apache community has been busy over the past week; let’s review what happened:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 August 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – Registration is open (and free) for ApacheCon@Home 29 September – 1 October 
 – Sponsorships available for ApacheCon@Home 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.76%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over
the past week, 151 Apache Committers changed 4,892,020 lines of
over 678 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Sebastian Bazley, Gary Gregory, Nick Vatamaniuc, Liang Zhang, and Kaxil Naik.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Kafka 2.5.1 and 2.6.0 released
 – Apache ShardingSphere ElasticJob-3.0.0-alpha released
 – Apache Parquet 1.11.1 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons Imaging 1.0-alpha2 released
 – Apache Commons NET 3.7 released
 – Apache Commons Validator 1.7 released

Servers —
 – Apache HTTP Server 2.4.46 released

Web Frameworks —
 – Apache Struts CVE-2019-0230 (Possible RCE) and CVE-2019-0233 (DoS) security issues 

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that tracks for ApacheCon@Home include Big Data, Community, Content Delivery, Fintech, Integration, IoT, Machine Learning, Messaging, Mobile, Natural Language Programming, Observability, Programming Languages, Search, Servers, Streaming, and Usability, as well as emerging innovations from the Apache Incubator? Learn more, including featured projects, at  

 – Did you know that mobile transportation platform Didi Chuxing uses Apache Kylin to return exact distinct count on billions of rows of data with sub-second latency to generate the most accurate picture of its business? 

 – Did you know that the “Trillions and Trillions Served” documentary on The Apache Software Foundation comprised 65 hours of filming over 8 terrabytes of footage?

Apache Community Notices

– Apache Month In Review: July 2020 

– ASF FY2020 Annual Report 

“Trillions and Trillions Served” documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature 2) “Apache Everywhere” 3) “Why Apache” 4) “Apache Innovation” 

 – The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak  

 – The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership

 – Apache in 2019 – By The Digits

 – The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 – Foundation Reports and Statements

 – “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 Christ Thistlethwaite | Drew Foulks | Greg Stein Part I , Part II and Part III

 – Did you know that Beam Summit 2020 will be held 24-28 August online and free of charge?

 – 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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