The Apache News Round-up: week ending 12 March 2021

Hello, Friday. Let’s review the Apache community’s activities from over the past week:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Announcing New ASF Board of Directors
 – Next Board Meeting: 17 March 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – CFP open for ApacheCon@Home 2021: proposals now accepted for 20 tracks that include API/Microservices, Big Data, Cassandra, Content Delivery & Management, Community, Drill, Fineract/Fintech, Geospatial, Groovy, Incubator, Integration, IoT, Karaf, Observability, Royale, RDF/Linked Data, Search, Social Data, Tomcat, and more.

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, 389 Apache Committers changed 3,798,169 lines of
code over 3,471 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Daan Hoogland, Gary Gregory, Claus Ibsen, and Tilman Hausherr.                    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs —
 – Apache APISIX 2.4 released

Big Data —
 – Apache Flink 1.12.2 released

Content —
 –  Apache Jackrabbit 2.14.9 released

 – Apache NetBeans 12.3 released

Integration —
 – Apache Camel 3.7.3 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons Lang 3.12 released
 – Apache Velocity Engine 2.3 and Tools 3.1 released
 – Apache Velocity CVE-2020-13936: Velocity Sandbox Bypass
   and CVE-2020-13959: Tools XSS Vulnerability

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat 8.5.64, 9.0.44, and 10.0.4 released

Web Conferencing —
 – Apache OpenMeetings 6.0.0 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the ASF has been chosen to be a Google Summer of Code mentoring organization for the 16th consecutive year? 

– Did you know that Facebook and Uber build streaming SQL applications for unified processing using Apache Flink and Pulsar? Learn more at

– Did you know that the Airflow Summit is accepting submissions through 12 April?

Apache Community Notices

– The Apache Month in Review: February 2021 + Video highlights

– The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2021 (August – October 2020)

– Apache in 2020 – By The Digits + Video highlights

– ASF Security Report 2020 + Video highlights

– 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

 – All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at 

 – “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

 – Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter ( and on LinkedIn at

 – Friend and follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter account

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