[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/FuqA ]
It's Friday! Here's what the Apache community has been up to over the past week:
Success at Apache –the new monthly blog series that focuses on the processes 
behind why the ASF "just works".    - January's post: "All Carrot and No Stick" 
Notice: Apache Project Name Change –Apache Zest Renamed to Apache Polygene 
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 
ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's 
infrastructure running around the clock. - 7M+ weekly checks yield swift 
performance at 99.65% 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/ - 2016/Seville's session recordings are being processed 
and posted at Feathercast http://feathercast.org
Apache Incubator –projects and communities intending to become fully-fledged 
projects under the auspices of The Apache Software Foundation do so through the 
Apache Incubator. - Call for Entries --Apache Incubator Logo 
Apache Beam™ –unified programming model for batch and streaming Big Data 
processing, handling data of any scale, and providing portability across 
multiple execution engines and environments. - The Apache Software Foundation 
Announces Apache Beam as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/u67z
Apache Calcite™ –a dynamic data management framework. - Apache Calcite 1.11.0 
released http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/calcite/apache-calcite-1.11.0/
Apache CloudStack™ –an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software 
platform that allows users to build feature-rich public and private cloud 
environments. - Apache CloudStack released 
Apache Eagle™ –intelligent Big Data monitoring and alerting solution in use at 
high volume, high demand Websites, platforms, and organizations such as eBay, 
PayPal, Dataguise, and YHD.com, among others.  - The Apache Software Foundation 
Announces Apache Eagle as a Top-Level Project https://s.apache.org/lRU1
Apache HttpComponents™ Core – a set of low level HTTP transport components that 
can be used to build custom client and server side HTTP services with a minimal 
footprint. - Apache HttpComponents Core 4.4.6 GA released 
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 2.14.0 and 2.15.0, and 
Jackrabbit Oak 1.5.17 and 1.2.23 released 
Apache MyFaces™ Tobago – a component library for JavaServer Faces (JSF) that 
allows to write Web applications without the need of coding HTML, CSS and 
JavaScript. - Apache Tobago 3.0.0 released http://myfaces.apache.org/tobago/
Apache OpenJPA™ –a Java persistence project that can be used as a stand-alone 
POJO persistence layer or integrated into any Java EE compliant container and 
many other lightweight frameworks, such as Tomcat and Spring. - Apache OpenJPA 
2.4.2 released http://openjpa.apache.org/downloads.html
Apache OpenMeetings™ –provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white 
board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API 
functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming. - Apache 
OpenMeetings 3.1.4 released http://openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html

Did You Know?
 - Did you know that there are hundreds of *new* code contributors to Apache 
projects each month? https://twitter.com/TheASF/status/819220448625983488 - Did 
you know that Ippon uses Apache Kafka, Spark, and ZooKeeper to analyze 25 
million records per day? http://kafka.apache.org/ , http://spark.apache.org/ , 
and http://zookeeper.apache.org/ - Did you know that hundreds of thousands of 
software solutions are distributed under the Apache License, with Web requests 
from every UN-recognized nation? http://apache.org/licenses/

Apache Community Notices:
 - "Success at Apache" is a new monthly blog series that focuses on the 
processes behind why the ASF "just works". First article: Project Independence 
 - 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 
 - 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/featherwearand http://s.apache.org/landsend--all proceeds 
benefit the ASF! 
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