Happy Friday --we've had quite a week! Let's take a look at what happened:

Support Apache –help offset the ASF's day-to-day operating expenses. Every dollar counts.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Receives Bitcoin Donation from Pineapple Fund Valued at $1M https://s.apache.org/udGT

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 February. 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 clever performance at 99.70% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ASF Operations Factoid –this week, 441 Apache contributors changed 1,279,610 lines of code over 2,700 commits. Top 5 contributors, in order, are: Alex Harui, Thiago Veronezi, Duo Zhang, Mark Thomas, and Gary Gregory.

Apache HBase™ –an Open Source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.
 - Apache HBase 2.0.0-beta-1 released https://hbase.apache.org/

Apache HttpComponents™ –a set of HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 transport components used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal footprint.
 - Apache HttpComponents Core 5.0 beta2 and HttpComponents Client 5.0 beta1 released http://hc.apache.org/

Apache Impala™ –a high-performance distributed SQL engine.
 - Apache Impala 2.11.0 released https://impala.apache.org/

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

Apache Lucene™ –a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java.
 - Apache Lucene 7.2.1 and Apache Solr 7.2.1 released http://lucene.apache.org/

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 1.5.0 released https://nifi.apache.org/

Apache Qpid™ –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 0.25.0 released http://qpid.apache.org/

Apache Traffic Server™ –a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server.
 - Apache Traffic Server v7.1.2 released https://trafficserver.apache.org/

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that in 2017 the Top 5 Apache Project Repositories by Size (Lines of Code) were: OpenOffice (6,375,345); Netbeans (5,536,881); Flex (whiteboard: 5,164,279; SDK 3,919,006); Trafodion (3,077,781); and Mynewt (core: 2,748.040)? https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - Did you know that Apache OFBiz offers a full range of Open Source ERP solutions, including advanced eCommerce, catalog management, manufacturing and POS modules, and accounting functions for Windows, Mac, and Linux? http://ofbiz.apache.org

- Did you know that the Apache community will be at Berlin Buzzwords again this year? We'll see you there! https://berlinbuzzwords.de/

Apache Community Notices:

 - Apache in 2017 - By The Digits https://s.apache.org/h8do

 - 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

 - Please follow/like/re-tweet the ASF on social media: @TheASF on Twitter and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-apache-software-foundation

 - 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

 - The Apache Wicket community will be holding a MeetUp on 24 January in Hydrabad https://www.meetup.com/jughyderabad/events/246743640/?_cookie-check=sA8sdSu69o0Dk0zY

 - The ASF will be back at FOSDEM in Brussels 3-5 February 2018. We'll see you there! https://fosdem.org/2018/

 - The Apache Tinkerpop community will be holding a MeetUp on Gremlin on 21 February in New York https://www.meetup.com/DataStax-UserGroup-NewYork/events/246762770/

 - 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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