The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 January 2021

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

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: 17 February 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 100.00%. 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, 385 Apache Committers changed 3,309,050 lines of
code over 5,192 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Rohit Yadav, Wei Zhou, Kaxil Naik, Gary Gregory, and Andrea Cosentino.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Flink 1.12.1 released
 – Apache Qpid Broker J 7.1.11 and J 8.0.3 released
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Superset™ as a Top-Level Project

Cloud Computing —
 – The Apache CloudStack Project Releases Apache® CloudStack® v4.15

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.6 released
 – Apache Tika 2.0.0-ALPHA released

Integration —
 – Apache Camel 3.7.1 released

Network Client —
 – Apache Guacamole CVE-2020-11997: Inconsistent restriction of connection history visibility

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat CVE-2020-17527: Apache Tomcat HTTP/2 Request header mix-up

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the Apache Maven projects has action cards for their community to promote their activities on social media?

– Did you know that US Top 10 retailer Target’s enterprise-scale analytics (delivered to all levels of the organization) is powered by Apache Druid?

– Did you know that K&H Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Hungary, uses Apache Wicket for their consumer banking and insurance site? 

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

 – Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page and Twitter account

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