The collective Apache Community wishes you happy holidays and New Year! As the year winds down, we're still hard at work: here's what's happened this week:

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.
 - The Apache Software Foundation Operations Summary: August-October 2015
 - Next Board Meeting: 20 January 2016. 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 fabulous 99.96% uptime over the past week Check against established SLAs

ApacheCon™ –the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation.
 - Call For Participation: Apache:Big Data North America - Vancouver 9-12 May 2016
 - Call For Participation: ApacheCon:Core North America - Vancouver 11-13 May 2016
 - Applications OPEN: Travel Assistance to ApacheCon North America

Apache Directory™ LDAP API 3– an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAP API (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-M33 released

Apache DS™ –an extensible and embeddable directory server entirely written in Java, which has been certified LDAPv3 compatible by the Open Group.
 - ApacheDS 2.0.0-M21 released

Apache HTTP Server™ –the world's most popular Web server since 1996.
 - Apache HTTP Server 2.4.18 released

Apache Knox™ – a REST API Gateway for providing secure access to the data and processing resources of Hadoop clusters.
 - Apache Knox 0.7.0 released

Apache Kylin™ –an Open Source Distributed Analytics Engine designed to provide SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Hadoop supporting extremely large datasets.
 - Apache Kylin 1.2 released

Apache NiFi™ –an easy to use, powerful, and reliable dataflow system to process and distribute data.
 - Apache NiFi 0.4.1 released

Apache Olingo™ –a Java library that enables developers to implement OData service providers (server) and consumers (clients).
 - Apache Olingo 4.1.0 released

Apache POI™ –well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher and Outlook. - Apache POI 3.14-beta1 released

Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Finnish Savings Banks Group uses Apache Wicket for scalability and security?

 - Did you know that social media management system AgoraPulse uses the Apache Groovy ecosystem for significant boost in productivity and agility?

 - Did you know that Apache Syncope leads in's Cloud and desktop categories for best Identity Management Software?

Apache Community Notices:

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

 - The ASF will be participating (exhibition booth, Developer Rooms, and more) at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels 30-31 January 2016

 - The next CloudStack European User Group will be held 3 March 2016 in London

 - Apache:Big Data North America will take place 9-12 May 2016 in Vancouver

 - ApacheCon:Core North America will take place 11-13 May 2016 in Vancouver

 - The ASF Operations Summary: Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2016 (August-October 2015) is available at

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos
 - Show your support for Apache with ASF-approved swag from and --all proceeds benefit the ASF! 
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