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Friday April 02, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 2 April 2021

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

Apache Month-in-Review – a look back at our activities over the past month. 
- March 2021 and video highlights

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 April 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998.
 - CFPs open for ApacheCon@Home AND ApacheCon Asia 
 - Event Sponsorship available for both ApacheCon@Home and ApacheCon Asia

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.78%. 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, 383 Apache Committers changed 2,210,334 lines of code over 3,572 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Andrea Cosentino, Daniel Gruno, Mark Thomas, and  Thomas Vandahl.       

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Druid 0.20.2 released
 - Apache Druid CVE-2021-26919: Authenticated users can execute arbitrary code from malicious MySQL database systems

Content --
 - Apache Tika 1.26 released
 - Apache Tika CVE-2021-28657: Infinite loop in MP3 parser

Database --
 - Apache ZooKeeper 3.7.0 released
 - Apache Geode 1.13.2 released

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.9.0 released

Libraries --
 - Apache MXNet (Incubating) 1.8.0 released

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking Python 0.6.0 and NodeJS 0.2.0 released

Web Frameworks --
 - Apache Wicket 9.3.0 released

Did You Know?

- Did you know that this year's ApacheCon Platinum sponsorships are sold out? Great options and combo packages available for both events

- Did you know that Apache Druid will be holding their Ecosystems MeetUp on 6 April and DataEng MeetUp on 7 April? 

- Did you know that the Apache CloudStack community will hold its virtual European User Group on 27 May?

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 22 Years of Open Source Leadership – world’s largest Open Source foundation advances community-led innovation "The Apache Way"

- The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: Q3 FY2021 (November 2020 - January 2021) + Video highlights

- 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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