Present: Jon, Darci, Joel, Alex, Geir, SteveM
Darci called the meeting to order at 12:01pm
Jon moved to approve July 3 minutes.
Toby provided June financials via email. All normal.
Conference 2008 Status Update (Joel + Jon)
We are going to have ~25 registrations towards our goal of 50. Registration opened a bit later than we had anticipated (only been up for 8-9 days).
Sponsorship is coming in much stronger than expected.
Conclusion: we are pleased with progress thus far, and do not feel that the conference is at financial risk.
Joel reported that Alex may be backing down on the day rate; this is essential to appease people concerned about Yom Kippur. Joel will remind Alex that we think this is a must-do.
Sprints will be far from conference; will need to make sure that Alex communicates very clearly. Jon: Chris Calloway should be able to handle this. Joel is focusing on marketing sprints to first-timers.
Need to do some trade media outreach: Darci -- Esther from DocComm sprint. Joel will email.
Joel will touch base with Alex.
Conference 2009 Process (Jon)
September 26, 2008: Proposals due (Friday, 11:59p PT)
September 30, 2008: Community discussion begins
October 7, 2008: Community voting begins
October 15, 2008: Community voting ends (this could be pushed out closer to announcement but a week would probably suffice)
October 30, 2008: Plone Conference 2009 location announced
Plone 3.1.3 ships with broken portal_view_customizations.
Alex has asked Wiggy: can we immediately roll 3.1.4 and not publicize 3.1.3?