The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 July 2021

Happy Friday! Let’s review at what’s happened with the Apache community 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: 18 August 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) are being held online and free-of-charge:
 – The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon Asia
    — Learn more about the ApacheCon Asia from Sheng Wu and Willem Jiang at
 – Program, registration, and Sponsorship opportunities 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, 321 Apache Committers changed 2,697,642 lines of code over 2,627 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Mark Thomas, Hugh Miles, Tilman Hausherr, Gary Gregory, and Andrea Cosentino.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs —
 – Apache APISIX Java Plugin Runner 0.1 and Go Plugin Runner 0.1.0 released

Big Data —
 – Apache NiFi 1.14.0 released

Content —
 – Apache Tika 2.0.0 released

Databases —
 – Apache Impala 4.0.0 released
   — CVE-2021-28131: Impala logs contain secrets

Libraries —
 – Apache Commons Numbers 1.0 released
 – Apache Commons VFS 2.9.0 released

Mail —
 – Apache James MIME4J 0.8.5 released

Web Conferencing —
 – Apache OpenMeetings 6.1.0 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that the ASF’s Infrastructure team are hiring a new sysadmin to the team? Do you or someone you know have what it takes? Learn more and apply at

– Did you know that Apache Cassandra powers the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Ocean Observatories Initiative network that provides real-time data delivery from 800+ instruments to address the world’s oceans’ critical scientific issues?

– Did you know that the “Trillions and Trillions Served” documentary on The Apache Software Foundation comprised 65 hours of filming over 8 terrabytes of footage?

Apache Community Notices

– The Apache Month in Review: June 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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