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Friday September 03, 2021

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 3 September 2021

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

ASF Annual Report – a look back at our many achievements during the 2021 Fiscal Year
 - Press release
 - Full report

Apache Month in Review – a round-up of our Round-ups and other newsworthy bits over the past month.
 - August Month in Review

ASF Board – management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 September 2021. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ – the ASF's official global conference series, bringing Tomorrow's Technology Today since 1998. ApacheCon Asia was held online 6-8 August; ApacheCon@Home is coming up next on 21-23 September:
 - The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon@Home 2021
 - Learn about the Community Track from Sharan Foga and Swapnil M Mane
 - Register for ApacheCon@Home

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 100.00%. 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, 340 Apache Committers changed 2,033,185 lines of code over 3,224 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Mark Thomas, Andrea Cosentino, Andi Huber, Harikrishna Patnala, and Albumen Kevin.         

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

APIs --
 - Apache APISIX 2.9 released

Big Data --
 - The Apache Drill Project Announces Apache® DrillTM v1.19 Milestone Release
 - Apache Qpid Broker-J 8.0.6 and Proton-J 0.33.9 released
 - Apache Hudi 0.9.0 released
 - Apache Zeppelin CVE-2021-36090: Bash command injection in spark interpreter
   -- CVE-2020-13929: Notebook permissions bypass
   -- CVE-2021-27578: Cross Site Scripting in markdown interpreter

Content --
 - Apache Tika 2.1.0 released

Libraries --
 - Apache Commons DBCP 2.9.0 released

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.31 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following projects are celebrating anniversaries in September? Congratulations to Apache ServiceMix (14 years); Hive, Pig, and Shiro (11 years); Airavata, Bigtop, and SIS (9 years); Curator (8 years); Storm (7 years); Yetus (6 years); RocketMQ and Royale (4 years); Pulsar (3 years); Rya (2 years); IoTDB (1 year)

 - Did you know that Apache Cordova will be archiving all older translated documentation?

 - Did you know that Flink Forward will be held 26-27 October?

Apache Community Notices

- Watch "Trillions and Trillions Served", the documentary on the ASF 1) full feature [49 min] 2) "Apache Everywhere" [6 min] 3) "Why Apache" [2.5 min] 4) “Apache Innovation” [40 min]

 - The Apache Way to Sustainable Open Source Success

 - Foundation Reports and Statements

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Asia 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

 - 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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