The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 October 2020

Hurrah for Friday! We’ve had a great week within the Apache community. Here’s what happened:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 21 October 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – ApacheCon@Home 2020 was a huge success 
 – Select session recordings will be posted in the coming weeks to 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.92%. 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, 384 Apache Committers changed 1,331,935 lines of code
over 3,179 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Mark Thomas, Mark Miller, and Sebastian Bazley.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Calcite 1.26.0 released
 – Apache Calcite CVE-2020-13955 Disabled HTTPS Hostname Verification

Content —
 – Apache Any23 2.4 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons Net 3.7.1 released

Programming Languages —
 – Apache Groovy 4.0.0-alpha-1 released

Search —
 – Apache Lucene 8.6.3 and Solr 8.6.3 released

Servers —
 – Apache HttpComponents Client 4.5.13 GA and 5.0.3 GA released
 – Apache HttpComponents Client CVE-2020-13956 Incorrect handling of malformed URI authority component

Web Frameworks —
 – Apache Wicket 8.10.0 released

Did You Know?

Did you know that the following projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to the Apache Incubator (18 years); Xalan and XML Graphics (16 years); PDFBox (11 years); Thrift (10 years); JMeter (9 years); Cordova, Isis, and OpenOffice (8 years); jclouds (7 years); Calcite (5 years); Juneau and Kibble (3 years); Joshua and ServiceComb (2 years); SINGA and Submarine (1 year)

– Did you know that Apache Airflow, Arrow, Druid, and Superset (incubating) were awarded InfoWorld’s Bossies for the Most Innovative Open Source Projects &  Next Generation Tools? Go Apache!  

– Did you know that Pinterest’s real-time analytics platform is powered by Apache Druid?

Apache Community Notices

– Apache Month In Review: September 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 | Daniel Gruno –Part I

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