Welcome, December! We've wrapped up another great week with the following activities:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 21 December 2016. Board calendar and minutes available at http://apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 7M+ weekly checks yield performance once again at the "three nines" at 99.90% uptime http://status.apache.org/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - CFP OPEN: Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America 16-18 May 2017/Miami http://apachecon.com/
 - Session slides + photos available at http://bit.ly/2gTgdYK; recordings are being processed and posted at Feathercast http://feathercast.org

Apache Community Development –helps those new to the ASF and Apache Projects take their first steps towards being a part of the Apache community.
 - REMINDER TO ASF COMMITTERS: please complete the Apache Community Development Diversity Survey (check your @apache.org email)

Apache Drill™ –a distributed MPP query layer that supports SQL and alternative query languages against NoSQL and Hadoop data storage systems. It was inspired in part by Google's Dremel.
 - Apache Drill 1.9.0 released https://drill.apache.org/download/

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Apache Hadoop, supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 1.6.0 released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/kylin/apache-kylin-1.6.0/

Apache OFBiz™ –an Open Source product for the automation of enterprise processes that includes framework components and business applications.
 - Apache OFBiz 16.11.01 released http://ofbiz.apache.org/download.html
 - CVE-2016-4462 OFBiz template remote code vulnerability and CVE-2016-6800 Apache OFBiz blog stored XSS vulnerability http://ofbiz.apache.org/download.html#vulnerabilities

Apache Subversion™ –exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an Open Source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
 - Apache Subversion 1.8.17 released http://subversion.apache.org/download/#supported-releases
 - Apache Subversion 1.9.5 released http://subversion.apache.org/download/#recommended-release

Did You Know?

 - Did you know we recommend those running an event based on an Apache project to review the Event Branding Overview? http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/events

 - Did you know that the Japan National Police Agency uses Apache Wicket for its opinion box? http://wicket.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache Project Maturity Model defines a structure for evaluating ASF projects (communities + technology), and has served as an example for other communities as well? http://community.apache.org/apache-way/apache-project-maturity-model.html

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - 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, Syncope, Tika, Trafodion, Zest, and more! https://helpwanted.apache.org/

 - ApacheCon North America and Apache:BigData will be held 16-18 May 2017 in Miami  http://apachecon.com/

 - The ASF Q1 FY2017 Report is available at https://s.apache.org/1BsV

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby
 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag fromhttp://www.zazzle.com/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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