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Friday February 19, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 19 February 2021

Hello, Friday. Let's review the Apache community's activities from 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: 17 March 2021. Board calendar and minutes

Apache Diversity & Inclusion – initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the greater Apache community.
 - Call for Apache project proposals and mentors: Outreachy Open Source internship program May-Aug 2021

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100%. 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, 337 Apache Committers changed 1,346,004 lines of code over 2,861 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, Leonid Frolov, Gary Gregory, and Guillaume Nodet.    

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs --
 - Apache APISIX Dashboard 2.4 released

Big Data --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Gobblin™ as a Top-Level Project
 - Apache NiFi 1.13.0 released
 - Apache Airflow CVE-2021-26559: Privilege Escalation Attack , and
   CVE-2021-26697: Lineage API endpoint for Experimental API missed authentication check

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.8.0 released

Natural Language Processing --
 - Apache NLPCraft 0.7.4 (incubating) released

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Dispatch 1.15.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.1-beta1 released

Templating --
- Apache FreeMarker 2.3.31 released

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache MyFaces CVE-2021-26296: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability

Did You Know?

- Did you know that the ASF is the top-ranked Open Source not-for-profit organization with the most stars on GitHub? #4 of all organizations as of February 2021!

- Did you know that Apache OpenMeetings, HTTP Server, and Tomcat have been listed amongst StackShare’s newly-announced Top 100+ Developer Tools of 2020? OpenMeetings is a “New Tool of the Year” category winner for “Web and Video Conferencing”; Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat Apache are category winners for “Web Server of the Year”.

- Did you know that the Call for Participation for the first Ignite Summit is now open? Join members of the Apache Ignite community online (virtual event); registration is open and free of charge

Apache Community Notices

- Apache Month In Review: January 2021 + Video highlights

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q2 FY2021 (August - October 2020)

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits + Video highlights

- ASF Security Report 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

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at 

 - "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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