The Apache News Round-up: week ending 20 August 2021

Happy Friday! We’ve had another great week –let’s review the Apache community’s activities:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 15 September 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF’s official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow’s Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia was held online 6-8 August; ApacheCon@Home is coming up next on 21-23 September:
 – The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon@Home 2021
 – Register for ApacheCon@Home

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 32,652,622 lines of code over 3,047 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jarek Potiuk, Alex Herbert, Claus Ibsen, Ephraim Anierobi, and Gary Gregory.        

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.16.8 released
 – Apache Roller CVE-2021-33580: regex injection leading to DoS

Messaging —
 – Apache ActiveMQ 5.16.3 released

Servers —
 – Apache Tomcat 8.5.70 released
 – Apache Traffic Server 9.1.0 released

Did You Know?

– Did you know that recent projects undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include EventMesh (eventing), Hop (orchestration), Kyuubi (Big Data), Linkis (middleware), Sedona (geospatial data), and Wayang (Big Data)?

– Did you know that Uber’s Big Data platform is powered by Apache Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, ORC, Parquet, Spark, YARN, and more?

– Did you know that Apache Maven’s 125kb XSD file causes 200TB worth of traffic per year at

Apache Community Notices

– Watch “Trillions and Trillions Served”, the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] 2) “Apache Everywhere” [6 min] 3) “Why Apache” [2.5 min] 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min]

 – The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 – Foundation Reports and Statements

 – Presentations from select Apache events and 2020’s 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

– The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 – January 2021) + 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”

– Apache in 2020 – By The Digits + Video highlights

– ASF Security Report 2020 + Video highlights

– ASF FY2020 Annual Report

 – 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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