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Friday April 09, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 9 April 2021

Happy Friday! Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to over 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: 21 April 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - Two ApacheCons are taking place in 2021: ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) https://www.apachecon.com/
   -- Registration and CFPs open for both events (CFP deadline: 3 May)
   -- Sponsorships available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/2021_ApacheCon_prospectus.pdf

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. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 385 Apache Committers changed 1,986,331 lines of code over 3,300 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Mark Thomas, Tellier Benoit, Duo Zhang, and Jarek Potiuk.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Apache Attic --provides process and solutions when an Apache project has reached its end of life. http://attic.apache.org/
 - Apache Apex has retired https://s.apache.org/6b6dw
 - Apache Aurora has retired https://s.apache.org/d7emy
 - Apache Forrest has retired https://s.apache.org/ay2la
 - Apache Hama has retired https://s.apache.org/jz12i
 - Apache Stanbol has retired https://s.apache.org/21yt9
 - Apache VXQuery has retired https://s.apache.org/8ahun

APIs --
 - Apache APISIX 2.5 released https://apisix.apache.org/

Application Servers/Middleware --
- Apache Karaf runtime 4.3.1 released https://karaf.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox 3.0.0-RC1 released https://pdfbox.apache.org/

Embedded OS --
 - Apache Mynewt 1.9.0 and Apache NimBLE 1.4.0 released https://mynewt.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache CXF CVE-2021-22696: OAuth 2 authorization service vulnerable to DDos attacks https://s.apache.org/fk5ik

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.65, 9.0.45, and 10.0.5 released https://tomcat.apache.org/

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 7.18.0 and 8.12.0 released https://wicket.apache.org/

Workflow --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® DolphinScheduler™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/yavpt

Did You Know?

- Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Three cheers to Apache CXF (13 years); Avro, HBase, Mahout, Nutch, Tika, and Traffic Server (11 years); Creadur and Jena (9 years); DeltaSpike (8 years); ORC and Parquet (6 years); AsterixDB and Johnzon (5 years); CarbonData and Fineract (4 years); NetBeans, PLC4X, and SkyWalking (2 years); and ShardingSphere (1 year). https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

- Did you know that Apache DolphinScheduler and Apache ShardingSphere are joining forces at an online global MeetUp on 15 May? Presentations and use cases on both projects will be made in English. https://www.meetup.com/dolphinscheduler-meetup-group/

- Did you know that Ignite Summit will be taking place 25 May? https://ignite-summit.org/ 

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: March 2021 https://s.apache.org/Mar2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/wq2HXN4z9W0

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - 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

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

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