As we wrap up the week, we wish everyone a festive holiday season for those who celebrate. Like Santa's elves, the Apache community is always working! Here's what happened over the past week:

Support Apache –help keep Apache software for everyone.
 - Just a few remain to make a tax-deductible donation to the ASF in 2018. Every dollar counts!

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 16 January. Board calendar and minutes

ApacheCon™ –the ASF's official global conference series, now in its 20th year.
 - CFP Now Open: Apache Roadshow Chicago 13-14 May 2019
 - Save the Date: ApacheCon North America 9-13 September in Las Vegas

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield nice-not-naughty performance at 98.90% uptime.

Apache Code Snapshot –this week, 473 Apache contributors changed 1,132,275 lines of code over 2,913 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jonathan Hung, Andrea Cosentino, Mehul Parikh, Robert Munteanu, and Stephen Mallette.

Apache HttpComponents™ –a library for client-side HTTP communication built on HttpCore.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 beta3 released

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.8.10 released

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Apache Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 1.2.0 released

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 7.6.0 released
 - Solr Reference Guide for 7.6 released

Apache ServiceComb™ –a type of Compensating Transaction pattern, which provides a simple way to help users solve the data consistency problems encountered in micro-service applications.
 - Apache ServiceComb Saga Actuator v0.3.0 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and JASPIC technologies. 
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.37 and 9.0.14 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache projects, their communities, and Apache events including ApacheCon operate under the terms of The Apache Software Foundation Code of Conduct?

 - Did you know that Apache Airflow is used to track disease outbreaks in India?

 - Did you know that BRPC, Iceberg, IoTDB, and ShardingSphere are new podlings undergoing development in the Apache Incubator?

Apache Community Notices:

 - ASF Operations Summary: Q2 FY2019

 - ASF Annual Report for FY2018

 - The Apache Software Foundation 2018 Vision Statement

 - 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

 - CFP Now Open: Apache Roadshow Chicago 13-14 May 2019

 - CFP now open for Berlin Buzzwords: 16-18 June 2019

 - Save the date: ApacheCon North America 9-13 September 2019

 - 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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