Just two weeks left in 2017! Let's review the many things that the Apache Community has been working over the past week:

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"Success at Apache" –the blog series from the Apache Community that focuses on why the ASF "just works".
 - What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been by Jim Jagielski https://s.apache.org/gVuN

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

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on three continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield great performance at 99.64% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 93 Apache contributors changed 112,695 lines of code over 435 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Satish Saley, Attila Magyar, Antoine Duprat, Tilman Hausherr, and Francesco Chicchiriccò.

Apache Calcite™ –a dynamic data management framework.
 - Apache Calcite 1.15.0 released http://calcite.apache.org/

Apache Commons™ BCEL –Byte Code Engineering Library (BCEL) gives users a convenient way to analyze, create, and manipulate compiled .class files.
 - Apache Commons BCEL 6.2 released http://commons.apache.org/bcel

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 1.2 http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-text/

Apache Hadoop™ –Ubiquitous Open Source enterprise Big Data framework.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Hadoop® v3.0.0 General Availability https://s.apache.org/UghA

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 1.1.13 released https://hbase.apache.org/

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 2.10.7 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

Apache Knox™ –a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.14.0 released http://knox.apache.org/

Apache Kudu™ –Open Source storage engine for structured data.
 - Apache Kudu 1.6.0 released https://kudu.apache.org/

Apache Mnemonic™ –Open Source storage-class memory oriented durable object platform for Java application developers.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Mnemonic™ as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/58zm

Apache MXNet (incubating) –a deep learning framework designed for both efficiency and flexibility.
 - Apache MXNet 1.0.0 released http://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/

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 4.0.0 released http://myfaces.apache.org/tobago/

Apache Mynewt™ –a community-driven module OS for constrained, embedded applications.
 - Apache Mynewt 1.3.0 released http://mynewt.apache.org/

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library that enables developers to implement OData producers and OData consumers.
 - Apache Olingo 2.0.10 released http://olingo.apache.org/

Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing, and other groupware tools.
 - Apache OpenMeetings 4.0.1 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/

Apache Phoenix™ –enables OLTP and SQL-based operational analytics for Apache Hadoop.
 - Apache Phoenix 4.13.1 released http://phoenix.apache.org/

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-J 0.24.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Security Bulletin S2-055: impact increased to High (related to CVE-2017-7525 - JSON Jackson library) http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201712.mbox/%3CCAMopvkMb_CDw9UNZMUec8UApNZ8Xmr2M-wTCXPuhB9fCTr2Eqg%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Apache Tika™ –a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
 - Apache Tika 1.17 released http://tika.apache.org/

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.48 released http://tomcat.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache Syncope is now enlisted as SCIM (System for Cross-domain Identity Management) 2.0-compliant implementation? http://syncope.apache.org/

- Did you know that Slack's job queue uses Apache Kafka to robustly scale to handle billions of tasks in milliseconds? http://kafka.apache.org/

 - Did you know that you can help the Apache Tika community by testing Tika 1.17-rc1 (the last major version using Java 7)? http://tika.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 12) What a Long Strange (and Great) Trip It's Been https://s.apache.org/gVuN

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

 - Meet members of the Apache community at Open Expo Madrid 6-7 June 2018 http://www.openexpo.es/en/

 - 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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