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Friday October 29, 2021

CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2021 - 8-12 November 2021

For the 9th year running, the global Apache CloudStack community will be holding its major event —CloudStack Collaboration Conference— on 8-12 November 2021. Due to the pandemic, the event will take place virtually to enable even more people interested in CloudStack technology to learn about its latest features, capabilities, and integrations. 


Тhe 2021 edition of the CloudStack Collaboration Conference starts with a full hackathon day on 8 November. The next 4 days acome with numerous exciting technical talks, as well as 5 different workshops that will provide newcomers an in-depth overview of the power of CloudStack technology. A separate track focused on user success stories is expected to be an engaging draw, where attendees will learn about the CloudStack implementations in companies that include NTT Data, CloudOps, EWERK, Cloud.ca, and more.


One of the most promising talks at the event is the keynote, "Bringing digital services to 1.3 billion people with CloudStack". In this presentation, event attendees will learn about Digital India, Government of India's flagship program to realize its vision of transforming India into a digitally-empowered society and knowledge economy —powered by Apache CloudStack. 


CloudStack Collaboration Conference is a free-to-join event, open to everybody seeking to learn more about one of the most powerful and mature Open Source Cloud management platforms. Registration is now open online and closes the day of the event.


A community-organised event, CloudStack Collaboration Conference is run entirely by volunteers and passionate enthusiasts. Thank you to 2021 CloudStack Collaboration Conference sponsors ShapeBlue, LINBIT, StorPool, XCP-ng, CloudOps, EWERK Group, and Versio for their partnership and commitment to delivering the event to the global CloudStack community.


Apache CloudStack originated in 2008 as a start-up project at Cloud.com, and rapidly evolved through the years to become a favored turnkey solution for Cloud builders, IaaS providers, telcos, and enterprises. CloudStack entered the Apache Incubator in 2012 and graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project in 2013, backed by a vibrant, diverse community of engineers, DevOps, Cloud architects, and C-level leaders united with the aim of advancing the Apache CloudStack project and its community.


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Monday October 25, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 October 2021

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: 17 November 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.
 - Our 2021 events are complete: thanks to all speakers, sponsors, participants, and planners for their great turnout!
 - Presentations for ApacheCon Asia and ApacheCon@Home are available on the ASF YouTube channel.

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 Apache Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 313 Apache Committers changed 7,080,993 lines of code over 2,545 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Claus Ibsen, Gary Gregory, Jarek Potiuk, Andi Huber, Andrea Cosentino, and Tamas Cservenak.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Calcite 1.28.0 released
 - Apache DataFu 1.6.1 released
 - Apache XMLBeans 5.0.2 released
 - Apache Flink 1.13.3 released
 - Apache Storm 1.2.4, 2.1.1 and 2.2.1 released
   -- CVE-2021-38294: Apache Storm: Shell Command Injection Vulnerability in Nimbus Thrift Server
   -- CVE-2021-40865: Apache Storm: Unsafe Pre-Authentication Deserialization In Workers

Build Management --
 - Apache Ant 1.10.12 released

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Proton-J 0.33.10 and JMS 1.3.0 released

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking CLI 0.9.0 and Eyes 0.2.0 released

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.10.1 released
 - Apache Solr 8.10.1 released

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.2-alpha2 released


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF's 2021 multi-national Board of Directors comprises members from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, as well as our first Board member from China?

 - Did you know that Flink Forward starts next week? Sign up today and join online 26-27 October?

 - Did you know that the next CloudStack Collaboration Conference will be held online 9-12 November?

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: September 2021 https://s.apache.org/September2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/v3GdwUmevog

- 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 ApacheCon Asia are available on YouTube

 - "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 October 18, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 15 October 2021

Happy Friday, everyone. The Apache community has had another great week. Let's review what we've 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: 20 October 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.
 - Our 2021 events are complete: thanks to all speakers, sponsors, participants, and planners for their great turnout!
 - Presentations for ApacheCon Asia and ApacheCon@Home are available on the ASF YouTube channel.

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 Apache Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 305 Apache Committers changed 2,145,460 lines of code over 2,767 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Claus Ibsen, Jarek Potiuk, Tilman Hausherr, Tamas Cservenak, and Jacques Le Roux.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Storm 1.2.4, 2.1.1 and 2.2.1 released
 - Apache Calcite Avatica 1.19.0 released
 - Apache CouchDB 3.2.0 released
 - Apache ShardingSphere ElasticJob 3.0.1 released

Business Intelligence --
 - Apache Superset CVE-2021-41971: Possible SQL Injection when template processing is enabled

Content --
 - Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11 released
   -- CVE-2021-41830: Double Certificate Attack
   -- CVE-2021-41831: Timestamp Manipulation with Signature Wrapping
   -- CVE-2021-41832: Content Manipulation with Certificate Validation Attack
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.8 and Oak 1.22.9 released
 - Apache Syncope 2.1.10 released

Geospatial --
 - Apache SIS 1.1 released

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.11.3 (LTS) released

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking Client JS 0.7.0 released

Orchestration --
 - Apache Hop (Incubating) 1.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.72 released
   -- CVE-2021-42340: Apache Tomcat DoS
 - Apache Traffic Control 6.0.0 released
   -- CVE-2021-42009: Control Arbitrary Email Content Insertion in /deliveryservices/request

Workflow --
 - Apache Airflow 2.2.0 and Providers (Amazon 2.3.0) released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the ASF has moved to CDN distribution for software? https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/apache-software-foundation-moves-to

 - Did you know that Druid Summit will be held online 9-10 November? http://druid.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the next 3Hx - Apache Hop (Incubating) Hot Hop Hangout will be held online 28 October? https://hop.apache.org/community/events/

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: September 2021 https://s.apache.org/September2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/v3GdwUmevog

- 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 ApacheCon Asia are available on YouTube

 - "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.



Thursday October 14, 2021

Apache Software Foundation moves to CDN distribution for software

It’s not enough to create and release useful software. As an open source foundation, a major part of the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF) job is to help get that software into the hands of users.

To do so, we’ve relied for many years on the contributions of individuals and organizations to provide mirror infrastructure to distribute our software. We’re now retiring that system in favor of a content distribution network (CDN), and taking a moment to say thank you to all the individuals and organizations who helped get ASF software into the hands of millions of users.

The history and function of the ASF mirror system

Today if you want to download the source or binaries for an ASF project, you’ll probably have it copied over before you can refill your coffee. But when the Apache Group (precursor to the foundation) first got its start, bandwidth was a lot more limited.

This was true for users and true for the limited resources available to those who wanted to distribute the software. As demand grew it became more than a single site could handle.

To share the load, we began to use a “mirror” system. That is, copies of the artifacts distributed to mirror sites that were closer to the users who wanted the software. Instead of all requests being served by a central server, the mirrors could sync up with the main site and then serve a portion of the audience looking to download Apache software.

The first mirror sites became available in April, 1995. Among the first mirror providers was SunSite, 'a network of Internet servers providing archives of information, software and other publicly available resources.'

In April 1997, Brian Behlendorf invited 66 people already hosting mirrors to join the 'mirror@' Apache mailing list. In June of the same year users could automatically be directed to a local mirror by a CGI script that would select the right mirror based on their country code.

Henk P. Penning joined the mirrors mailing list in 2002, and went on to become a major contributor to the system (among other things at the foundation). A mirror in 2002 would need to allocate a whopping 10 GB of space to handle all the artifacts available for download. Penning contributed to the ASF infrastructure until his passing in 2019.

Penning was joined in improving the mirror system by Gavin McDonald, who helped check for “stale” mirrors with out-of-date copies and sent reminders to the admins to keep them up to date. Eventually the team implemented a checker to do this automatically.

This elides a great deal of work, history and dedication to providing open source software for the public good. Suffice to say, the history of the mirror system (which you can read more about, here) is the story of open source writ small: many individuals and organizations coming together to chop wood and carry water to lay infrastructure that many more will take for granted.

The present and future for distributing ASF software

Today, that 10GB has grown to more than 180GB for a mirror to carry all ASF software.

The industry has changed as well. Technology has advanced, bandwidth costs have dropped, and mirror systems are giving way to content delivery networks (CDNs).

After discussion and deliberation, the ASF’s Infrastructure team has decided to move our download system to a CDN with professional support and a service level appropriate to the foundation’s status in the technology world.

Our new delivery system is part of a global CDN with economies of scale and fast, reliable downloads around the world. We expect ASF users will see faster deployment of software, without any lag that one might usually see with a mirror system while local mirrors sync off the main instance.

ASF projects won’t see any difference in their workflow, just a faster delivery of open source artifacts to their users.

Once again, we’d like to thank all the contributors who’ve helped stand up mirrors over the past 20+ years. Without the mirror system to deliver our software, we would never have made it this far.

Monday October 11, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 October 2021

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: 20 October 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.
 - Our 2021 events are complete: thanks to all speakers, sponsors, participants, and planners for their great turnout!
 - Presentations for ApacheCon Asia are available on the ASF YouTube channel. ApacheCon@Home presentations will be posted shortly.

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 Apache Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 286 Apache Committers changed 24,759,115 lines of code over 2,590 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Andi Huber, Alex Herbert, Gary Gregory, and Daniel Sun.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache CouchDB 3.1.2 released

Content
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® OpenOffice® 4.1.11
    -- CVE-2021-33035: Buffer overflow from a crafted DBF file
    -- CVE-2021-40439: Billion Laughs

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.7.6 (LTS) released

Servers --
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.50 and 2.4.51 released
   -- CVE-2021-41524: null pointer dereference in h2 fuzzing
   -- CVE-2021-41773: Path traversal and file disclosure vulnerability
   -- CVE-2021-42013: Path Traversal and Remote Code Execution
- Apache Tomcat 9.0.54 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache OpenOffice is now available from the Windows Store?

 - Did you know that the call for papers for TVMCon 2021 (online/free-of-charge 15-17 December) is now open?

 - Did you know that the call for papers for Ignite Summit (online/free-of-charge 16 November) closes soon?

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: September 2021 https://s.apache.org/September2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/v3GdwUmevog

- 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 ApacheCon Asia are available on YouTube

 - "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

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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.



Thursday October 07, 2021

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® OpenOffice® 4.1.11

Updates to security and availability of leading Open Source office document productivity suite

Wilmington, DE —7 October 2021— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the world’s largest Open Source foundation, announced today Apache OpenOffice® 4.1.11, the popular Open Source office-document productivity suite.

Used by millions of organizations, institutions, and individuals around the world, Apache OpenOffice delivered 317M+ downloads* and provides more than $25M in value to users per day. Apache OpenOffice supports more than 40 languages, offers hundreds of ready-to-use extensions, and is the productivity suite of choice for governments seeking to meet mandates for using ISO/IEC standard Open Document Format (ODF) files.

"Users worldwide depend on OpenOffice to meet their office productivity needs," said Carl Marcum, Vice President of Apache OpenOffice. "We are proud to offer improved security and availability with our latest release. Businesses of all sizes across numerous industries, educational institutions, non-profits, digitally-inclusive communities, application developers, and countless others rely on Apache OpenOffice to efficiently create, manage, and deliver high-impact, integrated content."

Apache OpenOffice comprises six productivity applications: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet tool), Impress (presentation editor), Draw (vector graphics drawing editor), Math (mathematical formula editor), and Base (database management program). The OpenOffice suite ships for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Apache OpenOffice v4.1.11
The 14th release under the auspices of the ASF, OpenOffice v4.1.11 reflects dozens of improvements, features, and bug fixes that include:

  • New Writer Fontworks gallery
  • Updated document types where hyperlink is allowed
  • Updated Windows Installer
  • Increased font size in Help


In addition, the project is mitigating 5 CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) reports, three of which will be disclosed on 11 October, in coordination with The Document Foundation.

Apache OpenOffice delivers up to 2.4M downloads per month and is available as a free download to all users at 100% no cost, charge, or fees of any kind.

Apache OpenOffice is available on the Windows 11 Store as of 5 October 2021.

OpenOffice source code is available for anyone who wishes to enhance the applications. The Project welcomes contributions back to the project as well as its code community. Those interested in participating with Apache OpenOffice can learn more at https://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html .

* partial count: the number above reflects full-install downloads of Apache OpenOffice via SourceForge as of September 2021.

Tribute
Of special note, Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11 is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Patricia Shanahan, late member of the Apache OpenOffice Project Management Committee, former member of the ASF Board of Directors, former Vice President Apache River, and contributor to Apache Community Development. More information on Patricia can be found at the ASF's memorial page http://apache.org/memorials/patricia_shanahan.html . 

Availability and Oversight
Apache OpenOffice software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a volunteer, self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. The project strongly recommends that users download OpenOffice only from the official site https://www.openoffice.org/download/ to ensure that they receive the original software in the correct and most recent version.

About Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice is a leading Open Source office-document productivity suite comprising six productivity applications: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math, and Base. OpenOffice is based around the OpenDocument Format (ODF), supports 40+ languages, and ships for Windows, macOS, and Linux. OpenOffice originated as "StarOffice" in 1985 by StarDivision, who was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999. The project was open-sourced under the name "OpenOffice.org", and continued development after Oracle Corporation acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010. OpenOffice entered the Apache Incubator in 2011 and graduated as an Apache Top-level Project in October 2012. Apache OpenOffice delivers up to 2.4 Million downloads each month is the productivity suite of choice for hundreds of educational institutions and government organizations seeking to meet mandates for using ISO/IEC standard Open Document Format (ODF) files. For more information, including documentation and ways to become involved with Apache OpenOffice, visit https://openoffice.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheOO .

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is the world’s largest Open Source foundation, stewarding 227M+ lines of code and providing more than $22B+ worth of software to the public at 100% no cost. The ASF’s all-volunteer community grew from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to 850+ individual Members and 206 Project Management Committees who successfully lead 350+ Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with 8,200+ Committers through the ASF’s meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way". Apache software is integral to nearly every end user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile devices across enterprises and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially-friendly and permissive Apache License v2 is an Open Source industry standard, helping launch billion dollar corporations and benefiting countless users worldwide. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Capital One, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Microsoft, Namebase, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Replicated, Reprise Software, Talend, Target, Tencent Cloud, Union Investment, Workday, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF .

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "OpenOffice", "Apache OpenOffice", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Monday October 04, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 1 October 2021

Welcome October --we've closed September with another great week. Here are the latest updates on the Apache community's activities:

Apache Month in Review – a round-up of our Round-ups and other newsworthy bits over the past month.
 - September Month in Review https://s.apache.org/September2021 --video highlights at https://youtu.be/v3GdwUmevog

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 October 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.
 - Our 2021 events are complete: thanks to all speakers, sponsors, participants, and planners for their great turnout!
 - Presentations for ApacheCon Asia are available on the ASF YouTube channel. ApacheCon@Home presentations will be posted shortly.

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.78%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. View the Apache Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 298 Apache Committers changed 11,412,487 lines of code over 2,739 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Andi Huber, Mark Thomas, Gary Gregory, and Claus Ibsen.

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs --
 - Apache APISIX 2.10.0 released

Big Data --
 - Apache Storm 2.3.0 released
 - Apache Flink 1.14.0 released

Database --
 -
Apache DB DdlUtils CVE-2021-41616: 1.0 readobject vulnerability

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.12.0 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Log4cxx 0.12.1 released

Mail --
 - Apache James MIME4J 0.8.6 released

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid JMS 1.2.0 released

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking 8.8.0 and 8.8.1 released

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.10.0 released
 - Apache Solr 8.10.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.1.2 GA released


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache Projects are celebrating Top-level Project (TLP) anniversaries this month? Congratulations to the Apache Incubator (19 years); Xalan and XML Graphics (17 years); MINA and Velocity (15 years); PDFBox (12 years); Thrift (11 years); JMeter (10 years); Cordova, Isis, and OpenOffice (9 years); jclouds (8 years); Calcite (6 years); Juneau and Kibble (4 years); Joshua and ServiceComb (3 years); SINGA and Submarine (2 years); Ozone (1 year)! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that the latest Feathercast interview features Apache NLPCraft (incubating)?

 - Did you know that Druid Summit will be held 9-10 November 2021?

Apache Community Notices

- 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 ApacheCon Asia are available on YouTube

 - "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

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Friday October 01, 2021

Apache Month in Review: September 2021

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

New this month --

- Success at Apache - This series focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works." The most recent entry is "From Mentee to PMC" by Ephraim Anierobi.

- The Apache Drill Project Announces Apache® DrillTM v1.19 Milestone Release

- Apache Ranger response to incorrect analyst report on Cloud data security

- Apache Month in Review: August 2021


Important Dates --

- Next Board Meeting: 20 October 2021. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html


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 September was 99.87%. http://www.apache.org/uptime/


Committer Activity --

In September, 692 Apache Committers changed 31,529,765 lines of code over 13,104 commits. The Committers with the top 5 highest contributions, in order, were: Mark Thomas, Andrea Cosentino, Andi Huber, Harikrishna Patnala, and Daniel Gruno.


Project Releases and Updates --

New releases from Apache Airflow (Big Data); Any23 (Content); APISIX (API); Camel (Integration); Commons DBCP (Libraries); Commons RNG (Libraries); DolphinScheduler (Workflow); Drill (Big Data); Druid (Big Data); Geode (Database); Geronimo (Application Servers); Groovy (Programming Languages); HttpComponents (Servers); Hudi (Big Data); Ignite (Big Data); IoTDB (IoT); Jackrabbit (Content); jclouds (Cloud); Jena (Libraries); Kafka (Big Data); Karaf (Application Servers/Middleware); Log4j (Libraries); NetBeans (Integrated Development Environment); PDFBox (Content); Pulsar (Messaging); Qpid (Messaging); Shiro (Security Framework); Skywalking (Application Performance Management); Solr (Search); Tika (Big Data); Tomcat (Servers);  Wicket (Web Frameworks); Zeppelin (Big Data).

Apache Project Anniversaries in September: ServiceMix (14 years); Hive, Pig, and Shiro (11 years); Airavata, Bigtop, and SIS (9 years); Curator (8 years); Storm (7 years); Yetus (6 years); RocketMQ and Royale (4 years); Pulsar (3 years); Rya (2 years); IoTDB (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; new to the Incubator this month is Apache Linkis (computation middleware).

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