The Apache Weekly News Round-up: week ending 17 December 2021

We’re wrapping up another great week with the following activities from the Apache community:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws.
 – Next Board Meeting: 19 January 2022. Board calendar and minutes

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF’s infrastructure running around the clock.
7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.99%. Performance checks across 50
different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data
centers around the world. View the ASF’s Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot 
Over the past week, 346 Apache Committers changed 1,957,663 lines of
code over 3,699 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Sebastian Bazley, Claus Ibsen, Owen Nichols, Gary Gregory, and Daniel Gruno.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data —
 – Apache Druid 0.22.1 released
 – Apache Calcite Avatica 1.20.0 released
 – Apache NiFi 1.15.1 released
 – Apache Flink 1.14.2, 1.13.5, 1.12.7, and 1.11.6 released 

Build Management —
 – Apache Archiva 2.2.6 released

Content —
 – Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.9  released
 – Apache Tika 2.2.0 released
 – Apache PDFBox 2.0.25 released 

Databases —
 – Apache Geode 1.12.6, 1.13.5, and 1.14.1 released 

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP —
 – Apache OFBiz 18.12.03 released

Identity Management —
 – Apache Fortress 2.0.7 released 

Integration —
 – Apache Camel 3.14.0 released

Libraries —
 – Apache Log4j 2.12.2 and 2.16.0 released
   — CVE-2021-4104: Deserialization of untrusted data in JMSAppender in Apache Log4j 1.2
   — CVE-2021-45046: Thread Context Message Pattern and Context Lookup Pattern vulnerable to a denial of service attack

Search —
 – Apache Solr 8.11.1 released 

Servers —
 – Apache HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1.5 GA released 

Testing —
 – Apache JMeter 5.4.2 released 

Web Frameworks —
 – Apache Struts 2.5.28 released

Did You Know?

 – Did you know that the Apache Logging Services Project Management
Committee (PMC) worked around the clock to release v.2.15.0 and v2.16.0
to address the critical Log4j RCE vulnerability?

 – Did you know that many Apache Projects and their communities have
provided patches, fixes, or guidelines for their users to mitigate the
recent Apache Log4j Zero Day vulnerability? Check the list of Apache
Projects affected by the Log4j CVE , and read our published statement and FAQs at for more information.

 – Did you know that the Apache Local Chapter/Beijing recently celebrated
its 2-year anniversary, joining Indore (2.5 years), Warsaw and Budapest
(1.5 years), Lagos (4 months), and Shenzhen (launching this week!)? 

– Did you know that individuals and organizations can support the ASF
through one-time and recurring tax-deductible donations online using
ACH, credit card, and PayPal, as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and
Microsoft Pay (using your mobile device)?

Apache Community Notices

 – The Apache Month in Review: November 2021 and video highlights

 – 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] 

 – ASF Annual Report: FY2021 — Press release and Report (PDF)

 – The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success 

 – Foundation Reports and Statements

 – Presentations from 2021’s ApacheCon Asia and ApacheCon@Home are available on the ASF YouTube channel.

 – “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

 – Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and The ASF page LinkedIn

 – Follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter

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