The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 January 2021

Happy Friday! Let’s take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

Apache in 2020 – By The Digits – a look at the achievements from the Apache Community over the past 12 months.
 – Summary and stats at
 – Video highlights

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2021 (August – October 2020)
 – Next Board Meeting: 20 January 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – all videos from ApacheCon@Home 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 100%. 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, 348 Apache Committers changed 1,594,281 lines of
code over 2,987 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Gary Gregory, Mark Thomas, Kartik Khare, and Andrea Cosentino.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitoring —
 – Apache SkyWalking NodeJS v0.1.0 released

Big Data —
 – Apache ShardingSphere ElasticJob UI 3.0.0-RC1 released
 – Apache Rya 4.0.1 released
 – Apache Flink CVE-2020-17518: Directory traversal attack: remote file writing through the REST API , and
   CVE-2020-17519: Directory traversal attack: reading remote files through the REST API

Network Client —
 – Apache Guacamole 1.3.0 released

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.26 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that some of the latest podlings undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include BlueMarlin (advertising), HOP (orchestration), Pegasus (Big Data), Sedona (geospatial data processing), and Wayang (analytics)?

– Did you know that Apache Kafka is amongst the most popular streaming platform for disseminating COVID-19 related clinical data, test results, and caseload updates in real-time?

– Did you know that the New Zealand Treasury Department, Prime Minister and Cabinet, National Emergency Management Agency, and Climate Change Commission’s eRecruitment platform is powered by Apache Wicket?

Apache Community Notices

– Apache Month In Review: December 2020 

– Apache in 2020 – By The Digits

– Video highlights: Apache in 2020 – By The Digits

– The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: 1 August – 31 October 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 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
    Gavin McDonald Part I and Part II
    Andrew Wetmore 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

 – Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our “Powered By” logos

= = =

For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.