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Friday March 05, 2021

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

Welcome, March! We've had a great week within the Apache community. Here's what happened:

The Apache Month in Review – highlights of what we've accomplished over the past month. 
- February 2021 + Video highlights

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.
 - FINAL 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 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, 392 Apache Committers changed 1,224,925 lines of code over 3,879 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Andrea Cosentino, Gary Gregory, Andi Huber, and Daan Hoogland.              

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache NiFi MiNiFi C++ 0.9.0 released

Cloud Computing --
 - Apache CloudStack LTS released

Confidential Computing --
 - Apache Teaclave (incubating) 0.2.0 released

Libraries --
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Daffodil™ as a Top-Level Project

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking Nginx LUA 0.4.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat CVE-2021-25122: h2c request mix-up
   and CVE-2021-25329: RCE via session persistence

Did You Know?

- Did you that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this month? Many happy returns to Apache mod_perl (21 years); Maven (18 years); Struts (17 years); Jackrabbit (15 years); Felix (14 years); Archiva (13 years); UIMA (11 years); Accumulo and Sqoop (9 years); Bloodhound, CloudStack, and cTAKES (8 years); Allura and Olingo (7 years); and FreeMarker (3 years)

- Did you know that the Apache Local Community - Beijing has celebrated its one-year anniversary with numerous impressive achievments?

- Did you know that your support helps offset the ASF's day-to-day operating costs?

Apache Community Notices

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

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits + Video highlights

- ASF Security Report 2020 + Video highlights

- 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

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter ( and on LinkedIn at

 - Friend and follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter account

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

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