The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 April 2021

It’s Friday already –the week has zipped by. Let’s take a look at what the Apache community has been up to:

The Apache Software Foundation – the all-volunteer developers, stewards,
and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives.
 – The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 40 New Members

Sponsor Success at Apache – the blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF “just works”, featuring insights and experiences from the perspective of select ASF Sponsors
 – “The Fork” by Wei Zhou

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.
 – Registration for both ApacheCons are open: ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September)
 – CFP open for both events –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 99.82%. 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 3,665,237 lines of
code over 3,513 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea
Cosentino, Stephen Mallette, Nick Vatamaniuc, Andi Huber, 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 Tajo has retired
 – Apache PredictionIO has retired
 – Apache Lens has retired
 – Apache Labs has retired
 – Apache DRAT has retired
 – Apache Crunch has retired
 – Apache Twill has retired
 – Apache Chukwa has retired
 – Apache Sentry has retired
 – Apache Metron has retired
 – Apache Eagle has retired
 – Apache Marmotta has retired
 – Apache Open Climate Workbench has retired

APIs —
 – Apache APISIX Ingress Controller 0.5.0 released

Big Data —
 – Apache Parquet Format 2.9.0 released

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.6 and Oak 1.22.7 released
 – Apache OpenOffice CVE-2021-30245: Code execution via non-http(s) schemes in Hyperlinks

Identity Management —
 – Apache Syncope 2.1.9 released

Messaging —
 – Apache Qpid Proton 0.34.0 and JMS 0.58.0 released

Observability —
 – Apache SkyWalking 8.5.0 released

Orchestration —
 – Apache Hop (incubating) 0.70 released

Search —
 – Apache Solr 8.8.2 released
 – Apache Solr CVE-2021-29943: Unprivileged users may be able to perform unauthorized read/write to collections
   CVE-2021-29262: Misapplied Zookeeper ACLs can result in leakage of configured authentication and authorization settings
   and CVE-2021-27905: SSRF vulnerability with the Replication handler

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.28 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that ApacheTika’s OpenNLP language detector supports 148 languages?

– Did you know that Ignite Summit will be held online 25 May? 

– Did you know that the Robinhood financial services app is powered by Apache Airflow, Hadoop YARN, Hive, Hudi, and Spark?

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

 – Follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter

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