Another productive week at The Apache Software Foundation! Here's what happened within the Apache Community:

ASF Board –the ASF Board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Foundation's Bylaws.
 - Next Board Meeting: 18 November. Board calendar and minutes available at

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - 6M weekly checks yielded a sunny 99.73% uptime over the past week Check against established SLAs

Apache AsterixDB (incubating) –a Big Data Management System (BDMS) that can store, index, manage, and query semi-structured data at scale on a cluster.
 - Apache AsterixDB 0.8.7-incubating released

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.0 RC1 released

Apache Sling™ –a web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to store and manage content.
 - Apache Sling 8 released

Apache Stratos™ –a PaaS framework that is designed to address the various challenges currently faced in the Cloud PaaS space.
 - Apache Stratos 4.1.4 released

Apache Tomcat™ –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 7.0.65 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that 16 Apache projects won Bossie awards? Application Development Tools --Cassandra and Cordova; Big Data -- Drill, Flink, HBase, Hive, Kafka, Mesos, NiFi, Spark, and Storm, as well as Apex, Kylin, Ranger, and Zeppelin (all incubating); Data Center and Cloud Software --Mesos

 - Did you know that the Law Library of Congress, the National Hockey League, and Unilever use Apache Cayenne?

 - Did you know that Bloomberg uses Apache HBase, Mesos, and Spark to serve hundreds of thousands of sophisticated financial users?

Apache Community Notices:

 - The list of Apache project-related MeetUps can be found at

 - The Apache Roadshow China will take place 24-25 October in Beijing

 - Apache CloudStack will hold a MeetUp in London on 12 November

 - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016

 - The ASF Operations Summary: First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (May-July 2015) is available at

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 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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