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Friday March 26, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 26 March 2021

Farewell, March --we're wrapping up the month with another great week. Here are the latest updates on the Apache community's activities:

It's our anniversary! The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way" https://s.apache.org/22ndAnniversay

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: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) https://s.apache.org/Q3FY2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/S6FWqAuA_8M
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 April 2021. Board calendar and minutes https://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - CFPs open for ApacheCon@Home AND ApacheCon Asia https://www.apachecon.com/ 
 - Event Sponsorship available for both ApacheCon@Home and ApacheCon Asia https://www.apachecon.com/acah2021/2021_ApacheCon_prospectus.pdf

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.85%. Performance checks across 50 different service components spread over more than 250 machines in data centers around the world. http://www.apache.org/uptime/

Apache Code Snapshot – Over the past week, 380 Apache Committers changed 2,537,583 lines of code over 3,380 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Mark Thomas, Alexander Pucher, Tilman Hausherr, Claus Ibsen, and Andrea Cosentino.       

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Application Servers/Middleware --
 - Apache Karaf 4.2.11 released https://karaf.apache.org/

Big Data --
 - Apache Qpid JMS 0.57.0 released https://qpid.apache.org/
 - Apache Parquet 1.12.0 released https://parquet.apache.org/

Content --
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.23 released https://pdfbox.apache.org/
 - Apache PDFBox CVE-2021-27807: A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an infinite loop while loading the file https://s.apache.org/6qk90
   and CVE-2021-27906: A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an OutOfMemory-Exception while loading the file https://s.apache.org/cz894

Enterprise Processes Automation / ERP --
 - Apache OFBiz 17.12.06 released https://ofbiz.apache.org/
 - Apache OFBiz CVE-2021-26295: RCE vulnerability due to Java serialization using RMI https://s.apache.org/styah

Mail --
 - Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.5 released http://spamassassin.apache.org/
 - Apache SpamAssassin CVE-2020-1946: Malicious rule configuration (.cf) files can be configured to run system commands https://s.apache.org/g5s6w


Did You Know?

- Did you know that you can help improve the Apache Flink community experience by completing their Community Survey before 30 March? https://s.apache.org/4xv8n

- Did you know that the Ignite Summit will take place online on 25 May? https://ignite.apache.org/

- Did you know that Apache Hop (incubating) will be presenting "The Road to Hop 1.0" at their Hot Hop Hangout session on 1 April? https://s.apache.org/ypt6f


Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: February 2021 https://s.apache.org/Feb2021 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/6TMuYglu2Cc

- Apache in 2020 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits + Video highlights https://s.apache.org/Apache2020Digits-vid

- ASF Security Report 2020 https://s.apache.org/SecurityReport2020 + Video highlights https://youtu.be/Z7yudar_da0

- ASF FY2020 Annual Report https://s.apache.org/FY2020AnnualReport

- "Trillions and Trillions Served" documentary on the ASF: 1) full feature https://s.apache.org/Trillions-Feature 2) "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere 3) "Why Apache" https://s.apache.org/ASF-Trillions 4) “Apache Innovation” https://s.apache.org/ApacheInnovation 

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success https://s.apache.org/GhnI

 - Foundation Reports and Statements http://www.apache.org/foundation/reports.html

 - All presentations from ApacheCon@Home are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheApacheFoundation/ 

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works". https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/category/SuccessAtApache

 - Inside Infra: the new interview series with members of the ASF infrastructure team --meet 
    Chris Thistlethwaite https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Chris
    Drew Foulks https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Drew
    Greg Stein Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg
      ...Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg2 and Part III https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Greg3
    Daniel Gruno Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel1 and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Daniel2
    Gavin McDonald Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Gavin2
    Andrew Wetmore Part I https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-Andrew2
    Chris Lambertus Part I  https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL  and Part II https://s.apache.org/InsideInfra-ChrisL2

 - 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 https://deals.manning.com/the-latest-apache-innovations/

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TheASF) and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - Friend and follow the Apache Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/ and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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