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Friday July 23, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 23 July 2021

Happy Friday! Let's review at what's happened with the Apache community 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: 18 August 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. ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September) are being held online and free-of-charge:
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Welcomes its Global Community Online at ApacheCon Asia https://s.apache.org/ACAsia2021
    -- Learn more about the ApacheCon Asia from Sheng Wu and Willem Jiang at https://youtube.com/watch?v=hfRCrpnbDhc
 - Program, registration, and Sponsorship opportunities available for both events https://www.apachecon.com/

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, 321 Apache Committers changed 2,697,642 lines of code over 2,627 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Mark Thomas, Hugh Miles, Tilman Hausherr, Gary Gregory, and Andrea Cosentino.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs --
 - Apache APISIX Java Plugin Runner 0.1 and Go Plugin Runner 0.1.0 released https://apisix.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache NiFi 1.14.0 released http://nifi.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache Tika 2.0.0 released https://tika.apache.org/

Databases --
 - Apache Impala 4.0.0 released https://impala.apache.org
   -- CVE-2021-28131: Impala logs contain secrets https://s.apache.org/i92m6

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons Numbers 1.0 released https://commons.apache.org/
 - Apache Commons VFS 2.9.0 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-vfs/

Mail --
 - Apache James MIME4J 0.8.5 released https://james.apache.org/

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 6.1.0 released https://openmeetings.apache.org/


Did You Know?

- Did you know that the ASF's Infrastructure team are hiring a new sysadmin to the team? Do you or someone you know have what it takes? Learn more and apply at https://www.indeed.com/job/infrastructure-systems-administrator-e4048d477e40ae7e

- Did you know that Apache Cassandra powers the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Ocean Observatories Initiative network that provides real-time data delivery from 800+ instruments to address the world's oceans' critical scientific issues? http://cassandra.apache.org/

- Did you know that the "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on The Apache Software Foundation comprised 65 hours of filming over 8 terrabytes of footage? https://youtube.com/watch?v=JUt2nb0mgwg&feature=youtu.be


Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: June 2021 https://s.apache.org/June2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/yIE8SSHw2iw

- 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-WhyApache 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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