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Friday October 16, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 16 October 2020

Happy Friday! Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

Inside Infra – the interview series featuring members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 - Meet Daniel Gruno --Part II

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q1 FY2021 (May - July 2020)
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 October 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Our first online event was a huge success 
 - Plenaries, Keynotes, and dozens of sessions are now available at 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.93%. 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, 396 Apache Committers changed 3,610,614 lines of code over 3,602 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Cedric Champeau, Mark Thomas, Claus Ibsen, and Jarek Potiuk.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitor --
 - Apache SkyWalking CLI 0.4.0 released

Computing --
 - Apache Teaclave (incubating) 0.1.0 released

Content --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of OpenOffice®
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.22.5 released

Machine Learning --
 - Apache TVM (Incubating) 0.7.0 released

Search --
 - Apache Solr CVE-2020-13957 The checks added to unauthenticated configset uploads in Apache Solr can be circumvented

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.59, 9.0.39, 10.0.0-M9 released
 - Apache Tomcat CVE-2020-13943 HTTP/2 Request mix-up

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 9.1.0 released

Did You Know?

- Did you know that Apache Roadshow China will be held online 24-25 October, alongside COSCon 2020? 

- Did you know that members of the Apache community will be presenting at All Things Open, being held online 19-20 October?  

- Did you know that members of the Apache Ignite community will be presenting at the In-Memory Computing Virtual Conference 2020, being held 28-29 October?

- Did you know that members of the Apache Pulsar community will be presenting at Pulsar Summit, being held online 28-29 November?

Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: September 2020

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" 3) "Why Apache" 4) “Apache Innovation” 

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak  

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - "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 Christ Thistlethwaite | Drew Foulks | Greg Stein Part I , Part II and Part III | Daniel Gruno --Part I and Part II 

 - 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

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