The Apache News Round-up: week ending 27 April 2018

Farewell, April. Let’s review what the Apache community has accomplished this past week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 16 May. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF’s official global conference series.
 – Join us at Apache Roadshow Europe/Berlin 11-14 June/Berlin –register for FOSS Backstage and you’re in!
 – Registration open for ApacheCon North America 24-27 September/Montreal (schedule coming soon)
 – Final call for Travel Assistance applications for ApacheCon/Montreal –ends 1 May
 – Save the date: Apache Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair 8 October/Fairfax, VA

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
 – 7M+ weekly checks yield "triple nines" performance at 99.95% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 514 Apache contributors changed 856,181 lines of code over 2,887 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Stephen Mallette, Matthieu Baechler, Duo Zhang, Alexey Goncharuk, and Bao Liu.

Apache Accumulo™ –a sorted, distributed key/value store that provides robust, scalable data storage and retrieval.
 – Apache Accumulo 1.9.0 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak – a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 – Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.9.0 released

Apache Open Climate Workbench™ –a comprehensive suite of algorithms, libraries, and interfaces designed to standardize and streamline the process of interacting with large quantities of observational data and conducting regional climate model evaluations.
 – Apache Open Climate Workbench 1.3.0 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 – Apache PDFBox 1.8.14 released

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464,
 – Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.27.0 released

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 – Apache Tika 1.18 released
 – [CVE-2018-1338] DoS (Infinite Loop) Vulnerability in Apache Tika’s BPGParser
 – [CVE-2018-1339] DoS (Infinite Loop) Vulnerability in Apache Tika’s ChmParser
 – [CVE-2018-1335] Command Injection Vulnerability in Apache Tika’s tika-server module

Apache UIMA™ –a component architecture and framework for the analysis of unstructured content like text, video and audio data.
 – CVE-2017-15691: Apache UIMA XML external entity expansion (XXE) attack exposure

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that Audi has adopted Apache Kafka as the data streaming backbone for all Audi vehicles?

 – Did you know that the Brazilian Air Force’s Air Navigation Management Center is powered by Apache Wicket?

 – Did you know that over the past 12 months 3,255 Apache Committers changed 71,186,324 lines of code over 225,500 commits?

Apache Community Notices:

 – The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way"

 – Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner

 – A look at the "Apache at 19" promo at

 – The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 – Apache in 2017 – By The Digits

 – Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 – "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 – Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 – Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page and Twitter account

 – The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 – Open Expo Europe – 6-7 June 2018 in Madrid

 – Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018

 – We’re teaming up the Apache Roadshow Europe with Berlin Buzzwords – 10-12 June 2018 (Apache Lounge dates: 11-12 June)

 – The 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage in Berlin 13-14 June 2018

 – Apache Big Data project communities will be participating at DataWorks Summit 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose

 – ApacheCon North America will be held 24-27 September in Montreal

 – Save the Date: Apache Roadshow DC and Open Source/Government/Cyber/Job Fair – 8 October 2018 in Fairfax, VA

 – ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary: November 2017 – January 2018

 – ASF Annual Report is available at

 – Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities –opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!
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