October has been a great month, filled with all sorts of successes. Here's what's happened over the past week:

Success at Apache –the monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works".
 - Scratch Your Own Itch. by Ignasi Barrera https://s.apache.org/7Amk [also featured in JAX Magazine special issue on Open Source https://jaxenter.com/jax-magazine/issues/open-source-jax-mag-oct-2017 ]

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 15 November. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield strong performance at 99.75% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 450 Apache Committers changed 894,321 lines of code over 2,789 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Daniel Gruno, Stephen Mallette, Daniel Templeton, and Paul King.

Apache Commons™ Codec –provides implementations of common encoders and decoders such as Base64, Hex, Phonetic and URLs.
 - Apache Commons Codec 1.11 released http://commons.apache.org/codec/

Apache DB Derby™ –sub-project of the Apache DB project: a pure Java relational database engine which conforms to the ISO/ANSI SQL and JDBC standards.
 - Apache Derby released http://db.apache.org/derby/

Apache Hive™ –Big Data warehouse that facilitates querying and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage.
 - Apache Hive 2.3.1 released https://hive.apache.org/

Apache HTTP Server™ –the most popular Web server on the planet.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.29 released http://httpd.apache.org/

Apache Jackrabbit™ –a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR).
 - Apache Jackrabbit 2.15.7 and Jackrabbit Oak 1.7.10 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 5.5.5 and Solr 5.5.5 released https://lucene.apache.org/
 - CVE-2016-6809: Java code execution for serialized objects embedded in MATLAB files parsed by Apache Solr using Apache Tika http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201710.mbox/%3CCAOOKt51d8R6rkZHo%2BPUi7B70ER6ng0SvnsorzoufY5-z4iR_FQ%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache OpenNLP™ –Machine Learning-based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
 - Apache OpenNLP 1.8.3 released http://opennlp.apache.org/

Apache OpenOffice™ –leading Open Source office application and personal productivity suite for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
 - Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 released https://s.apache.org/ASF-AOO-414announcement

Apache Portable Runtime™ –software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to underlying platform-specific implementations.
 - Apache Portable Runtime APR 1.6.3, APR-util 1.6.1 and APR-iconv 1.2.2 released http://apr.apache.org/

Apache PredictionIO™ –Open Source Machine Learning server used to manage and deploy production-ready predictive services.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® PredictionIO™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/GsTT

Apache Qpid™ Proton –a messaging library for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0 (AMQP 1.0, ISO/IEC 19464, http://www.amqp.org).
 - Apache Qpid Proton 0.18.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Yelp runs high resource-cost integration tests at scale on Apache Mesos? http://mesos.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Mahout based Universal Recommender runs on Apache PredictionIO? http://predictionio.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Salesforce uses Apache BookKeeper to store streaming log data? http://bookkeeper.apache.org/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Foundation Statement –Apache Is Open. https://s.apache.org/PIRA

 - "Success at Apache" focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". 1) Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V 2) All Carrot and No Stick https://s.apache.org/ykoG 3) Asynchronous Decision Making https://s.apache.org/PMvk4) Rule of the Makers https://s.apache.org/yFgQ 5) JFDI --the unconditional love of contributors https://s.apache.org/4pjM 6) Meritocracy and Me https://s.apache.org/tQQh 7) Learning to Build a Stronger Community https://s.apache.org/x9Be 8) Meritocracy. https://s.apache.org/DiEo 9) Lowering Barriers to Open Innovation https://s.apache.org/dAlg 10) All My Roads Led to Apache https://s.apache.org/l9OO 11) Scratch Your Own Itch. https://s.apache.org/7Amk

 - Follow the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation (re-tweets/shares/likes most appreciated!)

 - Presentations from ApacheCon https://s.apache.org/Hli7 and Apache: Big Data https://s.apache.org/tefE are available; as well as videos https://s.apache.org/AE3m and audio recordings https://feathercast.apache.org/

 - Do friend and follow us on the Apache Community Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ApacheSoftwareFoundation/and Twitter account https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at http://apache.org/events/meetups.html

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q1 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/cEUm

 - ASF Annual Report is available at https://s.apache.org/FY2017AnnualReport

 - 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! https://helpwanted.apache.org/
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