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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

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 and video highlights

- 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
    Drew Foulks
    Greg Stein Part I
      ...Part II and Part III
    Daniel Gruno Part I and Part II
    Gavin McDonald Part I and Part II
    Andrew Wetmore Part I and Part II
    Chris Lambertus Part I  and Part II

 - 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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