The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 November 2020

Welcome, November –we’re opening the month with another great week. Here’s what the Apache
community has been up to:

The Apache Month in Review – highlights of what we’ve accomplished over the past month.  
October 2020 

Inside Infra – the interview series featuring members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 – Meet Gavin McDonald –Part I

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 18 November 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – ApacheCon@Home was a success All sessions now online at 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.77%. 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, 401 Apache Committers changed 4,517,272 lines of code over 3,562 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Claus Ibsen, Gary Gregory, Andrea Cosentino, and Adrian Cole.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitor —
 – Apache SkyWalking 8.2.0, Client JS 0.1.0, and Kubernetes Helm Chart 4.0.0 released

Big Data —
 – Apache HBase 2.3.3 released
 – Apache ShardingSphere ElasticJob 3.0.0-beta released

Content —
  – Apache Jackrabbit 2.20.2 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons VFS 2.7.0 released

Natural Language Processing —
 – Apache NLPCraft 0.7.1 (incubating) released

Search —
 – Apache Lucene 8.7.0 and Solr 8.7.0 released

Security Framework —
 – Apache Shiro 1.7.0 released
 – Apache Shiro CVE-2020-17510 Shiro with Spring, a specially crafted HTTP request may cause an authentication bypass

Did You Know?

– Did you know that you can support the ASF’s day-to-day operations with a one-time or recurring donation? 

– Did you know that Omnichannel Order Management Systems handle real-time inventory visibility and synchronization using Apache OFBiz?

– Did you know that the Call for Presentations is open for Apache MXNet Day? Submissions are due by 16 November 

– Did you know that Virtual Druid Summit will be held on 18 November? See “Upcoming Events” at

Apache Community Notices

– 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
    Chris Thistlethwaite
    Drew Foulks
    Greg Stein Part I
      …Part II and Part III
    Daniel Gruno Part I and Part II

 – 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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