The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 March 2021

And it’s 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: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 – January 2021)
 – Next Board Meeting: 21 April 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998.
 – CFPs open for ApacheCon@Home AND ApacheCon Asia: proposals now accepted for both events! Tracks include API/Microservices, Big Data, Cassandra, Community, Content Delivery & Management, Culture, Drill, Fineract/Fintech, Geospatial, Groovy, Incubator, Integration, IoT/IIoT, Karaf, Messaging, Middleware, Observability, Royale, RDF/Linked Data, Search, Social Data, Streaming, Tomcat, and more. 
 – Event Sponsorship available, including package deals for a global presence at both events!

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.38%. 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, 400 Apache Committers changed 3,004,173 lines of
code over 3,661 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Daan Hoogland, Gary Gregory, and Mark Thomas.                           

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache NiFi 1.13.1 released
 – Apache Avro 1.10.2 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Log4j 2.14.1 released
 – Apache XMLBeans 5.0.0 released

Servers —
 – Apache HttpComponents Core 5.1 GA released

Web Conferencing —
 – Apache OpenMeetings CVE-2021-27576: Bandwidth can be overloaded with public web service

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the ASF provides a comprehensive list of Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) for more than 50 Apache projects subject to export controls?

– Did you know that the CFP for Airflow Summit (8-16 July 2021) is now open? 

– Did you know that the Apache Druid community will be holding “drop-in” MeetUps on 23 and 31 March?

Apache Community Notices

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

– 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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