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Monday December 20, 2021

The Apache Weekly News Round-up: week ending 17 December 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: 19 January 2022. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.99%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. View the ASF's Infrastructure Uptime site to see the most recent averages.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 346 Apache Committers changed 1,957,663 lines of code over 3,699 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Sebastian Bazley, Claus Ibsen, Owen Nichols, Gary Gregory, and Daniel Gruno.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid 0.22.1 released
 - Apache Calcite Avatica 1.20.0 released
 - Apache NiFi 1.15.1 released
 - Apache Flink 1.14.2, 1.13.5, 1.12.7, and 1.11.6 released 

Build Management --
 - Apache Archiva 2.2.6 released

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.9  released
 - Apache Tika 2.2.0 released
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.25 released 

Databases --
 - Apache Geode 1.12.6, 1.13.5, and 1.14.1 released 

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP --
 - Apache OFBiz 18.12.03 released

Identity Management --
 - Apache Fortress 2.0.7 released 

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.14.0 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Log4j 2.12.2 and 2.16.0 released
   -- CVE-2021-4104: Deserialization of untrusted data in JMSAppender in Apache Log4j 1.2
   -- CVE-2021-45046: Thread Context Message Pattern and Context Lookup Pattern vulnerable to a denial of service attack

Search --
 - Apache Solr 8.11.1 released 

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents HttpAsyncClient 4.1.5 GA released 

Testing --
 - Apache JMeter 5.4.2 released 

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Struts 2.5.28 released


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the Apache Logging Services Project Management Committee (PMC) worked around the clock to release v.2.15.0 and v2.16.0 to address the critical Log4j RCE vulnerability? https://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/

 - Did you know that many Apache Projects and their communities have provided patches, fixes, or guidelines for their users to mitigate the recent Apache Log4j Zero Day vulnerability? Check the list of Apache Projects affected by the Log4j CVE https://blogs.apache.org/security/entry/cve-2021-44228 , and read our published statement and FAQs at https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/apache-log4j-cves for more information.

 - Did you know that the Apache Local Chapter/Beijing recently celebrated its 2-year anniversary, joining Indore (2.5 years), Warsaw and Budapest (1.5 years), Lagos (4 months), and Shenzhen (launching this week!)? 

- Did you know that individuals and organizations can support the ASF through one-time and recurring tax-deductible donations online using ACH, credit card, and PayPal, as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay (using your mobile device)? https://donate.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices

 - The Apache Month in Review: November 2021 https://s.apache.org/November2021 and video highlights https://youtu.be/L1qMXw5MxJQ

 - 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 2021's ApacheCon Asia and ApacheCon@Home are available on the ASF YouTube channel.

 - "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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