It's Friday already --the week has zipped by. Let's take a look at what the Apache community has been up to:

The Apache Software Foundation – the all-volunteer developers, stewards,
and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes 40 New Members

Sponsor Success at Apache – the blog series that focuses on the people and processes behind why the ASF "just works", featuring insights and experiences from the perspective of select ASF Sponsors
 - "The Fork" by Wei Zhou

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.
 - Registration for both ApacheCons are open: ApacheCon Asia (6-8 August) and ApacheCon@Home (21-23 September)
 - CFP open for both events --deadline: 3 May
 - Sponsorships available for both events

ASF Infrastructure – our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield uptime at 99.82%. 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, 389 Apache Committers changed 3,665,237 lines of
code over 3,513 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Andrea
Cosentino, Stephen Mallette, Nick Vatamaniuc, Andi Huber, and Jarek Potiuk.   

Apache Project Announcements – the latest updates by category.

Apache Attic --provides process and solutions when an Apache project has reached its end of life.
 - Apache Tajo has retired
 - Apache PredictionIO has retired
 - Apache Lens has retired
 - Apache Labs has retired
 - Apache DRAT has retired
 - Apache Crunch has retired
 - Apache Twill has retired
 - Apache Chukwa has retired
 - Apache Sentry has retired
 - Apache Metron has retired
 - Apache Eagle has retired
 - Apache Marmotta has retired
 - Apache Open Climate Workbench has retired

APIs --

 - Apache APISIX Ingress Controller 0.5.0 released

Big Data --

 - Apache Parquet Format 2.9.0 released

Content --
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.21.6 and Oak 1.22.7 released
 - Apache OpenOffice CVE-2021-30245: Code execution via non-http(s) schemes in Hyperlinks

Identity Management --
 - Apache Syncope 2.1.9 released

Messaging --
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.34.0 and JMS 0.58.0 released

Observability --
 - Apache SkyWalking 8.5.0 released

Orchestration --
 - Apache Hop (incubating) 0.70 released

Search --
 - Apache Solr 8.8.2 released
 - Apache Solr CVE-2021-29943: Unprivileged users may be able to perform unauthorized read/write to collections
   CVE-2021-29262: Misapplied Zookeeper ACLs can result in leakage of configured authentication and authorization settings
   and CVE-2021-27905: SSRF vulnerability with the Replication handler

Servers --
 - Apache Tomcat Native 1.2.28 released

Did You Know?

- Did you know that ApacheTika's OpenNLP language detector supports 148 languages?

- Did you know that Ignite Summit will be held online 25 May? 

- Did you know that the Robinhood financial services app is powered by Apache Airflow, Hadoop YARN, Hive, Hudi, and Spark?

Apache Community Notices

- The Apache Month in Review: March 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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