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Friday November 06, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 6 November 2020

Welcome, November --we're opening the month with another great week. Here's what the Apache community has been up to:

The Apache Month in Review – highlights of what we've accomplished over the past month.  
October 2020 

Inside Infra – the interview series featuring members of the ASF Infrastructure team.
 - Meet Gavin McDonald --Part I

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 November 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - ApacheCon@Home was a success All sessions now online at 

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.77%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world.

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 401 Apache Committers changed 4,517,272 lines of code over 3,562 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Claus Ibsen, Gary Gregory, Andrea Cosentino, and Adrian Cole.      

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitor --
 - Apache SkyWalking 8.2.0, Client JS 0.1.0, and Kubernetes Helm Chart 4.0.0 released

Big Data --
 - Apache HBase 2.3.3 released
 - Apache ShardingSphere ElasticJob 3.0.0-beta released

Content --
  - Apache Jackrabbit 2.20.2 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons VFS 2.7.0 released

Natural Language Processing --
 - Apache NLPCraft 0.7.1 (incubating) released

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.7.0 and Solr 8.7.0 released

Security Framework --
 - Apache Shiro 1.7.0 released
 - Apache Shiro CVE-2020-17510 Shiro with Spring, a specially crafted HTTP request may cause an authentication bypass

Did You Know?

- Did you know that you can support the ASF's day-to-day operations with a one-time or recurring donation? 

- Did you know that Omnichannel Order Management Systems handle real-time inventory visibility and synchronization using Apache OFBiz?

- Did you know that the Call for Presentations is open for Apache MXNet Day? Submissions are due by 16 November 

- Did you know that Virtual Druid Summit will be held on 18 November? See "Upcoming Events" at

Apache Community Notices

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report 

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" 3) "Why Apache" 4) “Apache Innovation” 

 - The Apache Software Foundation Statement on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak  

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Open Source Leadership

 - Apache in 2019 - By The Digits

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - "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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter ( and on LinkedIn at

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page and Twitter account

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