We're at the final stretch of the year --happy December! Let's review what we've been up to over the past week:

Support Apache –Adobe, Bloomberg, and Google are among the organizations who match or exceed the contributions made by their employees. If your employer has a Matching Gifts program, please consider adding The Apache Software Foundation to your list of beneficiary organizations. Every dollar counts. http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 December. Board calendar and minutes http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August - October 2017 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield happy performance at 99.73% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 98 Apache contributors changed 113,918 lines of code over 340 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Jonathan Hurley, Mark Thomas, Jacky Li, Andrew Gaul, and Francesco Chicchiriccò.

Apache CXF™ –an Open Source services framework that helps you build and develop services using frontend programming APIs like JAX-WS and JAX-RS.
 - Apache Apache CXF 3.0.16 and CXF Fediz 1.4.3 and 1.3.3 released with a new security advisory CVE-2017-12631 http://cxf.apache.org/

Apache Directory™ Kerby –a Java Kerberos binding.
 - Apache Directory Kerby 1.1.0 released http://directory.apache.org/kerby/

Apache Groovy™ –a multi-facet programming language for the JVM.
 - Apache Groovy 3.0.0-alpha-1 released https://groovy.apache.org/

Apache HttpComponents™ Client –a library for client-side HTTP communication.
 - Apache HttpComponents Client 5.0 alpha3 released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Impala™ –high performance analytic database for Apache Hadoop in-Cloud or on-premises.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Impala™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/WpqC

Apache jclouds™ –Open Source multi-Cloud toolkit.
 - Apache jclouds 2.0.3 released http://jclouds.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –client supporting the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol 1.0, based around the Apache Qpid Proton protocol engine and implementing the AMQP JMS Mapping as it evolves at OASIS.
 - Apache Qpid C++ 1.37.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/
 - [CVE-2017-15701] Apache Qpid Broker-J Denial of Service Vulnerability http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201711.mbox/%3CCAFEMS4vr8tXkkmRj%2By6g0p3y3r9SqDL8Gf9%2BouhbKjPAsbJ04w%40mail.gmail.com%3E
 - [CVE-2017-15702] Apache Qpid Broker-J Authentication Vulnerability on HTTP Ports http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201711.mbox/%3CCAFEMS4s6PnZqKLHKiA9TJFb028JuObc_14%2BsU9Ev4OZojPUJ6A%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5.14 GA released http://struts.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language, Java WebSocket and Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.5.25, 9.0.2, and Tomcat Native 1.2.16 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the following Apache projects are celebrating anniversaries in December? Apache Portable Runtime (APR) (17 yrs); Logging Services (14 yrs);  Cayenne, OFBiz, and Tiles (11 yrs); Synapse (10 yrs); Camel (9 yrs); Axis, OpenWebBeans, and Pivot (8 yrs); Aries (7 yrs); ACE (6 yrs); Flex (5 yrs); Helix (4 yrs); Falcon and Flink (3 yrs); Beam and Eagle (1 yr) -- Many Happy Returns! https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date

 - Did you know that Apache Groovy has been downloaded 40 million times since the beginning of 2017? http://groovy.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Amazon Neptune is fully compatible with Apache TinkerPop? http://tinkerpop.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

 - Members of the Apache community will be out in force at Open Source Summit Paris 6-7 December 2017 http://www.opensourcesummit.paris/

 - ASF Quarterly Report: Operations Summary Q2 FY2018 https://s.apache.org/j1GJ

 - 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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