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Friday June 18, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 18 June 2021

The week has zipped by --it's Friday already-- and it's time to 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 July 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 events are being held in 2021:
 - ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) - NEW: program is live; registration is open https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/
 - ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) - program, registration, keynotes, and sponsors announced https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
 - Sponsorship opportunities 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 99.98%. 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, 328 Apache Committers changed 7,971,444 lines of code over 2,795 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andi Huber, Mark Thomas, Andrea Cosentino, Tellier Benoit, and Hugh Miles.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid 0.21.1 released https://druid.apache.org/
 - Apache Drill 1.19.0 released  https://drill.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.24 released https://pdfbox.apache.org/
 - Apache PDFBox CVE-2021-31811: A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an OutOfMemory-Exception while loading a tiny file https://s.apache.org/50vi6
   and CVE-2021-31812: A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an infinite loop while loading the file https://s.apache.org/cl4ye
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.20.3 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Libraries --
 - Apache Chainsaw 2.1.0 released https://logging.apache.org/chainsaw
 - Apache Chainsaw CVE-2020-9493: Java deserialization in Chainsaw https://s.apache.org/7w31l
 - Apache CXF CVE-2021-30468: Denial of service vulnerability in parsing JSON via JsonMapObjectReaderWriter https://s.apache.org/jxa3r

Messaging --
 - Apache Pulsar 2.8.0 released https://pulsar.apache.org/

Natural Language Processing --
 - Apache NLPCraft 0.8.0 (incubating) released https://nlpcraft.apache.org/

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking 8.6.0 released https://skywalking.apache.org/

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.68 and 10.1.0-M1 (alpha) released https://tomcat.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that registration for ApacheCon Asia and ApacheCon@Home is free, and allows participants to choose to support the events by making an optional donation of $10, $20, or $50? https://www.apachecon.com/

- Did you know that the Apache HTTP Server project are using libera for their user support channel? Join the main channel on #httpd and #httpd-dev for the dev community --to connect, check out https://libera.chat/guides/connect . http://httpd.apache.org/

- Did you know that Apache Pinot (incubating) will be holding an online MeetUp on 22 June? https://www.meetup.com/apache-pinot/events/277817649/


Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: May 2021 https://s.apache.org/May2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/ByiPjxGu_Tg

- 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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