The Apache News Round-up: week ending 29 January 2021

Farewell, January –both the week and month have flown by. Let’s review what the Apache community has been up to:

The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success  – Apache is for Everyone. Every developer has their personal motivations for building software. We celebrate their right to choose when and how they build their software, including their right to use a non-open license.

ASF Security Report 2020 – the annual state of security across all Apache

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

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.
 – videos from ApacheCon@Home presentations 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 99.90%. 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, 368 Apache Committers changed 2,919,651 lines of
code over 3,273 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Mark Thomas, Leonid Frolov, Andrea Cosentino, Andi Huber, and Christofer Dutz.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Arrow 3.0.0 released
 – Apache Hadoop CVE-2020-9492: Potential privilege escalation

IoT —
 – Apache IoTDB 0.11.2 released

Messaging —
 – Apache ActiveMQ CVE-2021-26117: LDAP-Authentication does not verify passwords on servers with anonymous bind , and
   CVE-2021-26118: Flaw in ActiveMQ Artemis OpenWire support

Libraries —
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® ECharts™ as a Top-Level Project
 – Apache Commons Daemon 1.2.4 released

Servers —
 – Apache Traffic Server 9.0.0 released

Testing —
 – Apache JMeter 5.4.1 released

Web Crawler —
 – Apache Nutch 1.18 released
 – Apache Nutch CVE-2021-23901: An XML external entity (XXE) injection vulnerability exists in the Nutch DmozParser

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the Apache Kafka PMC has published a trademark disclaimer for naming non-java clients and connectors to help those building the Apache Kafka ecosystem?

– Did you know that video presentations from the 2020 Virtual Druid Summit are available online?

– Did you know that the 2021 Joint Apache Software Foundation – Open Geospatial Consortium – Open Source Geospatial Foundation Code Sprint will be taking place online and free-of-charge 17-19 February? All are welcome to participate

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 and Part II

 – 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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