The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 January 2021

It’s Friday already –the week has zipped by. Let’s take a look at what the Apache community has been up to:

Inside Infra – the interview series featuring members of the ASF Infrastructure team. – Chris Lambertus –Part I

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 99.94%. 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, 395 Apache Committers changed 3,156,343 lines of
code over 3,300 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Krzysztof Kopyściński, Gary Gregory, Andrea Cosentino, Duo Zhang, and Jean-Baptiste Onofré.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

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

Big Data —
 – Apache Beam 2.27.0 released

Content —
 – Apache POI, XMLBeans CVE-2021-23926: XML Entity Expansion
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.5 released

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP —
 – Apache OFBiz 17.12.05 released

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat CVE-2021-24122: Information Disclosure

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the Apache geospatial community is partnering with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) to hold a joint Virtual Code Sprint the last week of February 2021? Call for participation is open

– Did you know that DoorDash’s Big Data platform is powered by Apache Beam, Cassandra, Druid, Flink, Pinot, Spark and other projects?

– Did you know that you can help Apache Pulsar better meet the needs of its user community? Complete the Pulsar user survey today 

Apache Community Notices

– Apache in 2020 – By The Digits + Video highlights

– The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: 1 August – 31 October 2020

– Apache Month In Review: December 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
    Chris Lambertus Part I

 – ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks

 – Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter ( and on LinkedIn at

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