Happy holidays! The Apache community has worked hard this week on:

ASF Board –management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 January 2017. 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 steady performance at 99.23% 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 recordings are being processed and posted at Feathercast http://feathercast.org

Apache Allura™ –an Open Source implementation of a software forge, a Web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs, and more for any number of individual projects.
 - Apache Allura 1.6.0 released https://allura.apache.org/

Apache Apex™ –an enterprise grade Big Data-in-motion platform that unifies stream and batch processing.
 - Apache Apex Core 3.5.0 released http://apex.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Edgent (incubating) –a stream processing programming model and lightweight micro-kernel style runtime to execute analytics at devices on the edge or at the gateway.
 - Apache Edgent 1.0.0-incubating released https://edgent.apache.org/docs/downloads.html

Apache Fineract (incubating) –an Open Source system for core banking as a platform.
 - Apache Fineract 0.5.0-incubating released https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/fineract/0.5.0-incubating/

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world's most popular Web server.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.25 released http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

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 2.13.6 and 2.13.7, and Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.16 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kafka™ –a distributed, fault tolerant, publish-subscribe messaging.
 - Apache Kafka released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/kafka/

Apache Struts™ –an elegant, extensible framework for creating enterprise-ready Java Web applications.
 - Apache Struts 2.5.8 GA released http://struts.apache.org/download.html#struts-ga

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that the top 5 Committers this week were Stefan Bodewig (83 commits), Claus Ibsen (77 commits), Philippe Mouawad (73 commits), Sterling Hughes (51 commits), and Colm Ó hÉigeartaigh (49 commits)? http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#roles

 - Did you know that Greenplum uses Apache Solr and MADlib (incubating) for scalable text analytics? http://lucene.apache.org/solr/ and http://incubator.apache.org/projects/madlib.html

 - Did you know that Apache NetBeans (incubating) began as a student project and has an active community of more than 1.5M users? http://incubator.apache.org/projects/netbeans.html

Apache Community Notices:

 - Introducing "Success at Apache" –a new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes behind why the ASF "just works". First article: Project Independence https://s.apache.org/CE0V

 - Feedback from The Apache Software Foundation on the Free and Open Source Security Audit (FOSSA) https://s.apache.org/romf

 - ASF Operations Summary - Q2 FY2017 https://s.apache.org/oTOF

 - 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/

 - 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 from http://www.zazzle.com/featherwear and http://s.apache.org/landsend --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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