We appreciate you tuning in to review the activities over the past week at The Apache Software Foundation! Here's what happened:

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: 16 December. 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.
 - 6M weekly checks yielded a grand 99.96% uptime over the past week http://status.apache.org/ Check against established SLAs http://status.apache.org/sla/

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Call For Participation: ApacheCon North America - Vancouver 11-13 May 2016 http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

Apache Brooklyn™ –Open Source framework for modelling, deploying, monitoring, and managing applications.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Brooklyn™ as a Top-Level Project http://s.apache.org/cZs

Apache Camel™ –a powerful Open Source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.
 - Apache Camel 2.16.1 released http://camel.apache.org/download.html

Apache Commons™ NET –library that contains a collection of network utilities and protocol implementations.
 - Apache Commons NET 3.4 released http://commons.apache.org/net/

Apache Commons™ Validator –building blocks for both client and server side data validation that may be used standalone or with a framework such as Apache Struts.
 - Apache Commons Validator 1.5.0 released http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-validator/download_validator.cgi

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 1.0.24 and 1.2.8 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Kafka™ –high-throughput, publish-subscribe messaging system rethought of as a distributed commit log.
 - Apache Kafka released https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/kafka/

Apache Lens™ –Open Source unified analytics platform.
 - Apache Lens 2.4.0-beta released http://lens.apache.org/releases/download.html

Apache PDFBox™ –an Open Source Java tool for working with PDF documents.
 - Apache PDFBox 2.0.0 RC2 released http://pdfbox.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 8.0.29 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that you can now map an Apache Phoenix primary key column to the native row timestamp of Apache HBase? https://blogs.apache.org/phoenix/entry/new_optimization_for_time_series

 - Did you know that Apache Tinkerpop (incubating)'s Gremlin ( graph traversal machine and language) is Turing Complete? http://incubator.apache.org/projects/tinkerpop.html

 - Did you know that in testing the Apache Project Maturity Model to assess an ASF podling's readiness to graduate as an Apache Top-Level Project (TLP), Groovy was used as the "guinea pig"? http://groovy.markmail.org/thread/zdbjrbrzip3t2xxy (and yes: it graduated!)

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - "Get to know CouchDB" will be presented 27 November in Hamburg http://www.silpion.de/event/externes-silpion-knowhowcamp-no1/

 - The ASF will be at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016 https://fosdem.org/

 - The next CloudStack European User Group will be held 3 March 2016 in London https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cloudstack-european-user-group-tickets-19726408218

 - ApacheCon North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/

 - The ASF Operations Summary: First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (May-July 2015) is available at http://s.apache.org/c2P

 - 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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