It's Friday! Here's what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:

Success at Apache –the new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".  
 - January's post: "All Carrot and No Stick"

Notice: Apache Project Name Change –Apache Zest Renamed to Apache Polygene

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 January 2017. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield swift performance at 99.65% uptime

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP OPEN: Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America 16-18 May 2017/Miami
 - 2016/Seville's session recordings are being processed and posted at Feathercast

Apache Incubator –projects and communities intending to become fully-fledged projects under the auspices of The Apache Software Foundation do so through the Apache Incubator.
 - Call for Entries --Apache Incubator Logo

Apache Beam™ –unified programming model for batch and streaming Big Data processing, handling data of any scale, and providing portability across multiple execution engines and environments.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Beam as a Top-Level Project

Apache Calcite™ –a dynamic data management framework.
 - Apache Calcite 1.11.0 released

Apache CloudStack™ –an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public and private cloud environments.
 - Apache CloudStack released

Apache Eagle™ –intelligent Big Data monitoring and alerting solution in use at high volume, high demand Websites, platforms, and organizations such as eBay, PayPal, Dataguise, and, among others.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Eagle as a Top-Level Project

Apache HttpComponents™ Core – a set of low level HTTP transport components that can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 4.4.6 GA released

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java(TM) Technology API, version 2.0 (JCR 2.0) as specified in the Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.14.0 and 2.15.0, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.17 and 1.2.23 released

Apache MyFaces™ Tobago – a component library for JavaServer Faces (JSF) that allows to write Web applications without the need of coding HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
 - Apache Tobago 3.0.0 released

Apache OpenJPA™ –a Java persistence project that can be used as a stand-alone POJO persistence layer or integrated into any Java EE compliant container and many other lightweight frameworks, such as Tomcat and Spring.
 - Apache OpenJPA 2.4.2 released

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 3.1.4 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that there are hundreds of *new* code contributors to Apache projects each month?

 - Did you know that Ippon uses Apache Kafka, Spark, and ZooKeeper to analyze 25 million records per day? , , and

 - Did you know that hundreds of thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License, with Web requests from every UN-recognized nation?

Apache Community Notices:

 - "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". First article: Project Independence

 - Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA)

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q2 FY2017

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more!

 - ApacheCon North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos
 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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