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Friday December 11, 2020

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 11 December 2020

Happy Friday! Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to 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: 16 December 2020. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - all videos from ApacheCon@Home are available at  

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.91%. 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, 398 Apache Committers changed 1,767,303 lines of code over 3,476 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Hugh Miles, Andi Huber, Mark Thomas, Ganesh Murthy, and Claus Ibsen.                   

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

API --
 - Apache APISIX Dashboard 2.1.1 released

Big Data --
 - Apache Avro 1.10.1 released

Content --
 -  Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.24 released

Library --
 - Apache Yetus 0.13.0 released

Programming Languages --
 - Apache Groovy 2.4.21, 2.5.14, 3.0.7, and 4.0.0-alpha-2 released
 - Apache Groovy CVE-2020-17521: Groovy Information Disclosure

Messaging --
 - Apache Pulsar 2.7.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache Traffic Control 4.1.1 released
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.61, 9.0.41, and 10.0.0 (beta) available

Testing --
 - Apache JMeter 5.4 released

Web Conferencing --
 - Apache OpenMeetings 5.1.0 released

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Struts 2.5.26 released
 - Apache Struts CVE-2020-17530: Potential RCE when using forced evaluation

Did You Know?

- Did you know that when we founded the ASF 21 years ago, we made a commitment to ensure our software is freely available to all users worldwide at 100% no cost? Today the ASF provides more than $21B worth of software developed by an all-volunteer community. Your tax-deductible contribution helps us continue our effort.  

- Did you know that the Financial Times' real-time batch processing, stream processing, and analytics are powered by Apache Airflow, Avro, Kafka, Parquet, and Spark? 

- Did you know that Airbnb uses Apache Druid, Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, Spark, Superset, ZooKeeper, and other Apache projects to power 1.5 petabytes of data in real-time? 

Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: November 2020

- 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
    Gavin McDonald Part I and Part II
    Andrew Wetmore Part I

 - 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

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos

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