The Apache News Round-up: week ending 30 April 2021

So long, April –the Apache community has had a productive last week of the month. Let’s review what happened:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 May 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998. Two events held in 2021 are: ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September).
 – Registration for both ApacheCons is open
 – CFP CLOSING for both events: your last chance to submit your proposal by 3 May
 – Sponsorships available

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.98%. 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, 377 Apache Committers changed 902,863 lines of code over 3,113 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Shad Storhaug, Daan Hoogland, Andrea Cosentino, Dan Haywood, and Duo Zhang.   

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Druid 0.21.0 released

Build Management —
 – Apache Maven CVE-2021-26291: Block repositories using http by default

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP —
 – Apache OFBiz 17.12.07 released
 – Apache OFBiz CVE-2021-29200: RCE vulnerability due to Java serialization using RMI
   and CVE-2021-30128: Unsafe deserialization in OFBiz

Mail —
 – Apache James MIME4J 0.8.4 released

Web Frameworks —
 – Apache MyFaces Core 2.3.9 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that one of the world’s largest retailers with tens of thousands of stores uses Apache Pinot (incubating) as their unified analytics platform for mission-critical applications across billions of transactions in real time?

– Did you know that the Apache CloudStack community will be holding the European CloudStack User Group online on 27 May?

– Did you know that the Apache Flink community will be holding the Flink Summer Camp online 17-21 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

 – Follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter

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