Friday greetings from the Apache Community! Join us for a look back at what's happened over the last week:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 17 October. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - FINAL CALL: CFP for Apache Roadshow DC closes 15 October

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield solid performance at 97.92% uptime.

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 504 Apache contributors changed 1,129,855 lines of code over 3,205 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Derek Gelinas, Jeremy Mitchell, Till Rohrmann, Gilbert Song, and Bryan Call.

Apache Arrow™ –a columnar in-memory analytics layer designed to accelerate Big Data.
 - Apache Arrow 0.11.0 released

Apache Commons™ Text –Open Source software library that provides a host of algorithms focused on working with strings and blocks of text.
 - Apache Commons Text 1.5 released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - [CVE-2018-11797] DoS vulnerability in Apache PDFBox parser

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0.
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.26.0 released

Apache Subversion™ –the popular Open Source, centralized version control system.
 - Apache Subversion 1.10.3 released

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.19.1 released
 - [CVE-2018-11796] Apache Tika Denial of Service via XML Entity Expansion Vulnerability

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that a great way to learn about Apache projects and their communities is through Feathercast, the voice of the ASF?

 - Did you know that Mercedes-Benz uses Apache Wicket for its configurator?

 - Did you know that MesosCon will be taking place 5-7 November in San Francisco?

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q1 FY2019

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 - The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 19 Years of Open Source Leadership "The Apache Way"

 - Read "Open – For Business – At the ASF" by Merv Adrian, VP Research at Gartner

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open.

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page Twitter account

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - The Apache Big Data community will be at DataWorks Summit 18-21 March 2019 in Barcelona and 20-23 May 2019 in Washington DC

 - Future dates for Spark + AI Summit 2019 announced: 23-25 April/San Francisco and 15-17 October/Amsterdam

 - Find out how you can participate with Apache community/projects/activities --opportunities open with Apache HTTP Server, Avro, ComDev (community development), Directory, Incubator, OODT, POI, Polygene, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, and more!

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