The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 April 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.
 – 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.
 – Two ApacheCons are taking place in 2021: ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September)
   — Registration and CFPs open for both events (CFP deadline: 3 May)
   — Sponsorships available for 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 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 1,986,331 lines of
code over 3,300 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Mark Thomas, Tellier Benoit, Duo Zhang, and Jarek Potiuk.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Apache Attic –provides process and solutions when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 – Apache Apex has retired
 – Apache Aurora has retired
 – Apache Forrest has retired
 – Apache Hama has retired
 – Apache Stanbol has retired
 – Apache VXQuery has retired

APIs —
 – Apache APISIX 2.5 released

Application Servers/Middleware —
– Apache Karaf runtime 4.3.1 released

Content —
 – Apache PDFBox 3.0.0-RC1 released

Embedded OS —
 – Apache Mynewt 1.9.0 and Apache NimBLE 1.4.0 released

Libraries —
 – Apache CXF CVE-2021-22696: OAuth 2 authorization service vulnerable to DDos attacks

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat 8.5.65, 9.0.45, and 10.0.5 released

Web Frameworks —
 – Apache Wicket 7.18.0 and 8.12.0 released

Workflow —
 – The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® DolphinScheduler™ as a Top-Level Project

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Three cheers to Apache CXF (13 years); Avro, HBase, Mahout, Nutch, Tika, and Traffic Server (11 years); Creadur and Jena (9 years); DeltaSpike (8 years); ORC and Parquet (6 years); AsterixDB and Johnzon (5 years); CarbonData and Fineract (4 years); NetBeans, PLC4X, and SkyWalking (2 years); and ShardingSphere (1 year).

– Did you know that Apache DolphinScheduler and Apache ShardingSphere are joining forces at an online global MeetUp on 15 May? Presentations and use cases on both projects will be made in English.

– Did you know that Ignite Summit will be taking place 25 May? 

Apache Community Notices

– The Apache Month in Review: March 2021 and video highlights

– The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation “The Apache Way”

– The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 – January 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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