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Friday February 05, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 5 February 2021

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

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2021 (August - October 2020)
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 February 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - videos from ApacheCon@Home presentations 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 99.99%. 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, 402 Apache Committers changed 3,696,305 lines of code over 3,791 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Andi Huber, and Christofer Dutz.  

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Performance Monitoring --
 - Apache SkyWalking 8.4.0 released

Big Data --
 - Apache Flink 1.10.3 released
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® DataSketches™ as a Top-Level Project
 - Apache Druid 0.20.1 released
 - Apache Druid CVE-2021-25646: Remote code execution vulnerability

Search --
 - Apache Lucene 8.8.0 and Solr 8.8.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat 9.0.43 and 10.0.2 released

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache MyFaces Core 3.0.0 released 

Did You Know?

- Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Congratulations to Apache HTTP Server (26 years); Gump and Portals (17 years); Directory, MyFaces, and Xerces (16 years); Tapestry (15 years); Roller (14 years); Cassandra and Subversion (11 years); Chemistry (10 years); BVal and OpenNLP (9 years); Clerezza (8 years); Knox and Spark (7 years); DataFu (3 years); and Unomi (2 years)

- Did you know that Apache Arrow, Apache Ranger, and Apache Sentry power Dremio and Starburst, two of InfoWorld's 2021 Technology of the Year Award Winners?

- Did you know that Apache DolphinScheduler (incubating) is used at China Telecom, IBM, Inspur, Lenovo, Tencent, Walmart, and dozens others for visual workflow scheduling?

Apache Community Notices

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits + Video highlights

- Apache Month In Review: January 2021 + Video highlights

- ASF Security Report 2020

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: 1 August - 31 October 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 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 and Part II
    Chris Lambertus Part I and Part II

 - ASF Targeted Sponsor Manning Publications is offering special deals on the latest books on Apache Airflow, Pulsar, Spark, and Thrift, among other titles and eBooks

 - 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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