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Friday May 07, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 7 May 2021

Welcome, May --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.
 - Next Board Meeting: 19 May 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. Two events held in 2021 are: ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September).
 - Registration is open for both ApacheCons
 - Sponsorships available

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.95%. 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, 339 Apache Committers changed 1,251,406 lines of code over 2,937 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Tilman Hausherr, Andrea Cosentino, Claus Ibsen, and Sylwester Lachiewicz.         

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Big Data --
 - Apache Flink 1.13.0 released

Content --
 - Media Alert: Apache OpenOffice Recommends upgrade to v4.1.10 to mitigate legacy vulnerability
 - Apache OpenOffice 4.1.10 released
 - Apache UIMA Java SDK 3.2.0 released
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.12 retired

Integration --
 - Apache Camel 3.7.4 released

Servers --
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.1.1 GA released

Workflow --
 - Apache Airflow
 CVE-2021-28359: Apache Airflow Reflected XSS via Origin Query Argument in URL

Did You Know?

- Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries this week? Many happy returns to Geronimo (17 years); Tomcat (16 years); OpenJPA, POI, TomEE, and Turbine (14 years); Libcloud (10 years); Giraph and ManifoldCF (9 years); Phoenix (7 years); Whimsy (6 years); Bahir, TinkerPop, and Zeppelin (5 years); SystemDS (4 years); Dubbo (2 years); Hudi and Iceberg (1 year).

- Did you know that eBay uses Apache Flink to power Big Data streaming for its recommendation engine in real-time?

- Did you know that Norwegian business management solutions provider Visma powers its Enterprise Suite to serve more than 1 Million customers and 12,500+ employees using Apache Wicket?

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: April 2021 and video highlights

- 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

 - Follow the Apache Community on Facebook and Twitter

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