The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 August 2021

Hello, Friday –let’s take a look at the Apache community’s activities from 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: 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
 – Learn about the Community Track from Sharan Foga and Swapnil M Mane
 – 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 98.52%. 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, 307 Apache Committers changed 2,747,090 lines of code over 2,669 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Andi Huber, Harikrishna Patnala, Claus Ibsen, and Gary Gregory.        

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache NiFi – MiNiFi C++ CVE-2021-33191: MiNiFi CPP arbitrary script execution is possible on the agent’s host machine through the c2 protocol

Confidential Computing —
 – Apache Teaclave (incubating) 0.3.0 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Geometry 1.0 released
 – Apache Portable Runtime CVE-2021-35940: Regression of CVE-2017-12613

Messaging —
 – Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.17.0 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Dropbox uses Apache Superset as their data exploration platform? 

 – Did you know that the CFP for Pulsar Summit Asia in November closes on 8 September? 

 – Did you know that the CFP is open for the CloudStack Collaboration Conference in November? 

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 ApacheCon Asia 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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