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Monday February 28, 2022

The Apache Weekly News Round-up: week ending 25 February 2022

Farewell, February --we're wrapping up the month with another great week. Here are the latest updates on 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: 16 March 2022. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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. View the ASF's Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 323 Apache Committers changed 1,586,514 lines of code over 3,215 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Claus Ibsen, Jean-Louis Monteiro, Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, and Eric Milles. 

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Servers/Middleware --
 - Apache Karaf Decanter 2.9.0 released

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.11 released
 - Apache JSPWiki CVE-2022-24947: CSRF Account Takeover
   -- CVE-2022-24948: Cross-site scripting vulnerability on User Preferences screen

FinTech --
 - Apache Fineract 1.6.0 released

Network Client --
 - Apache MINA 2.0.23, 2.1.6 released

Workflow --
 - Apache Airflow CVE-2022-24288: RCE in example DAGs


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Beam helps Palo Alto Networks meet streaming needs by providing a highly-performant, reliable, and resilient data processing framework for 10 million security events per second across 3 petabytes per day?

 - Did you know that the Australian Department of Transport's Vehicle Inspection System webapp is powered by Apache Wicket?

 - Did you know that Apache Ignite is a distributed cache, a distributed database, an in-memory database, and an in-memory data grid? 

Apache Community Notices

 - Apache in 2021 - By The Digits + Video highlights 

 - The Apache Month in Review: January 2022 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 https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

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

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Stay updated about The ASF

For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

Monday February 21, 2022

The Apache Weekly News Round-up: week ending 18 February 2022

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: 16 March 2022. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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, 350 Apache Committers changed 12,933,273 lines of code over 3,260 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Claus Ibsen, Udo Schnurpfeil, Andrea Cosentino, Mark Thomas, and Paul King.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Accumulo 1.10.2 released

Content --
 - Apache Tika 1.28.1 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons JCS 3.1 released 

Messaging --
 - Apache ActiveMQ 5.16.4 released 


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that select Apache Projects and mentors are preparing for the upcoming GSoC 2022 (mentoring organizations will be announced on 7 March)? Those interested in participating can learn how to get involved at https://community.apache.org/gsoc.html

 - Did you know that the next CloudStack European User Group will be held online on 7 April? 

 - Did you know that the CFP for Ignite Summit (taking place online on 14 June) closes on 29 April? 

Apache Community Notices

 - Apache in 2021 - By The Digits + Video highlights 

 - The Apache Month in Review: January 2022 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 https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

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

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos.


Stay updated about The ASF

For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

Monday February 14, 2022

The Apache Weekly News Round-up: week ending 11 February 2022

Hello, everyone --let's review the Apache community's activities from over the past week:

Apache Software Foundation Statement at 8 February 2022 Senate Committee hearing on Homeland Security and Government Affairs https://s.apache.org/485lz

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 February 2022. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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. View the ASF's Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 308 Apache Committers changed 5,335,315 lines of code over 2,989 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Gary Gregory, Emmanuel Lecharny, Mark Thomas, Liang Zhang, and Tilmann Zäschke. 

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs --
 - Apache APISIX 2.10.2 released
   -- CVE-2022-24112: apisix/batch-requests plugin allows overwriting the X-REAL-IP header 

Big Data --
 - Apache Beam 2.36.0 released

Content --
 - Apache Traffic Control 6.1.0 released
   -- CVE-2022-23206: Server-Side Request Forgery in Traffic Ops endpoint POST /user/login/oauth
 - Apache Tika 2.3.0 released
   -- Apache Tika 1.x End-Of-Life (EOL) announcement https://s.apache.org/lkqid
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.10 released

Database --
 - Apache JDO 3.2 released
 - Apache Cassandra CVE-2021-44521: Remote code execution for scripted UDFs

Mail --
 - Apache James 3.6.2 released
   -- CVE-2022-22931: Path traversal in Apache James  

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 9.8.0 released 


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can scale Apache SkyWalking in Kubernetes natively? https://skywalking.apache.org/blog/2022-01-24-scaling-with-apache-skywalking/

 - Did you know that the next Apache Ignite Community Gathering MeetUp will take place online on 16 February? 

 - Did you know that the ASF's seven-member Infrastructure team performs 7M+ weekly checks to ensure services are available around the clock to all Apache Projects and their communities? Average uptime in January 2022 was 100%!

Apache Community Notices

 - Apache in 2021 - By The Digits + Video highlights 

 - The Apache Month in Review: January 2022 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 https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

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

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos.


Stay updated about The ASF

For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

Monday February 07, 2022

The Apache Weekly News Round-up: week ending 4 February 2022

Welcome, February --we're opening the month with another great week. Here's what the Apache community has been up to:

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 February 2022. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.89%. 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, 303 Apache Committers changed 9,625,849 lines of code over 3,255 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Claus Ibsen, Sebastian Bazley, Guillaume Nodet, and Eric Milles.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Apache Attic -- provides process and solutions when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Ambari is retired
 - Apache Usergrid is retired 

APIs --
 - Apache APISIX 2.12.0 released

Big Data --
 - Apache Kyuubi (incubating) 1.4.1-incubating released
 - Apache Hudi 0.10.1 released
 - Apache Gobblin CVE-2021-36151: Local Credentials Disclosure Vulnerability 

Business Intelligence --
 - Apache Superset CVE-2021-44451: API sensitive information leak 

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.26 released

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.15.0 released

Messaging --
 - Apache Pulsar CVE-2021-41571: Pulsar Admin API allows access to data from other tenants using getMessageById API 

Middleware --
 - Apache Linkis (incubating) released 

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 4.0.0 released 

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.1.3 GA released
 - Apache HTTP mod_perl 2.0.12 released

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 8.14.0 released 


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache Projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Congratulations to Apache HTTP Server (27 years!); Gump and Portals (18 years); Directory, MyFaces, and Xerces (17 years); Tapestry (16 years); Roller (15 years); Cassandra and Subversion (12 years); Chemistry (11 years); BVal and OpenNLP (10 years); Clerezza (9 years); Knox and Spark (8 years); DataFu (4 years); Unomi (3 years); Daffodil, Ratis, and Solr (2 years)! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that the ASF is joining the Open Geospatial Consortium and Open Source Geospatial Foundation to hold the 2022 Joint OGC-OSGeo-ASF Code Sprint, taking place 8-10 March? Those interested in helping advance OGC Standards through numerous Apache and OSGeo projects are invited to learn more and sign up at https://portal.ogc.org/public_ogc/register/220225asf_codesprint.php 

 - Did you know that the CFP for Airflow Summit (taking place online 23-27 May) is now open?

Apache Community Notices

 - Apache in 2021 - By The Digits + Video highlights 

 - The Apache Month in Review: January 2022 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 https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

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

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos.


Stay updated about The ASF

For real-time updates, sign up for Apache-related news by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apache.org and follow @TheASF on Twitter. For a broader spectrum from the Apache community, https://twitter.com/PlanetApache provides an aggregate of Project activities as well as the personal blogs and tweets of select ASF Committers.

Tuesday February 01, 2022

Apache Month in Review: January 2022

Welcome to the latest monthly overview of events from the Apache community. Here's a summary of what happened in January  [video highlights available] :

New This Month --

- Apache in 2021 - By The Digits – a look at the achievements from the Apache Community over the past 12 months
   -- Summary and stats at https://s.apache.org/Apache2021Digits
   -- Video highlights https://youtu.be/GU0SV_2tWkU

- Apache Software Foundation statement on White House Open Source Security Summit 

- Apache Month in Review: December 2021

- ASF Security Report 2021 – the annual state of security across all Apache projects

- The Apache Software Foundation Announces Open Source data orchestration platform Apache® Hop™ as a Top-Level Project


Important Dates --

- Next Board Meeting: 16 February 2022. Board calendar and minutes


Infrastructure --

Our seven-member Infrastructure team on three continents oversees our highly-reliable, distributed network under the leadership of VP Infrastructure David Nalley and Infrastructure Administrator Greg Stein. ASF Infrastructure supports 300+ Apache projects and their communities across ~200 individual machines, 1,400+ repositories, 5-6PB in traffic annually, ~75M downloads per month, and 2-3M daily emails on 2,000+ lists. ASF Infra performs 7M+ weekly checks to ensure services are available around the clock. The average uptime in January was 100%.

Committer Activity --

In January, 672 Apache Committers changed 14,033,278 lines of code over 15,480 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Gary Gregory, Claus Ibsen, Mark Thomas, Jarek Potiuk, and Sebastian Bazley.


Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Airflow (Workflow); APISIX (API); Avro (Big Data); Camel (Integration); DolphinScheduler (Workflow); Flink (Big Data); Geode (Database); Guacamole (Network Client); Hop (Orchestration); Ignite (Big Data); Jackrabbit (Content); James (Mail); Kafka (Big Data); Karaf (Application Servers/Middleware); Knox (Big Data); Log4j (Libraries); MINA (Network Client/Server); NiFi (Big Data); OFBiz (Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP); POI (Content); Portals (Web Frameworks); ShardingSphere (Big Data); ShenYu (Incubating; API); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Struts (Web Frameworks); Tomcat (Servers); Tuweni (Incubating; Blockchain); and TVM (Machine Learning).


Apache Project Anniversaries in January: Apache Cocoon, James, and Web Services (18 years); Lucene (16 years); ActiveMQ (14 years); Hadoop (13 years); River (10 years); Empire-db and Gora (9 years); OpenMeetings (8 years); Samza (6 years); Arrow (5 years); Ranger (2 years); and Gobblin (1 year). Many happy returns!

The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects wishing to become an official part of the ASF. More than three dozen projects are currently undergoing development in the Apache Incubator.

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