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EVP report: ASF members meeting

My primary job as EVP has been ApacheCon. Since the last members meeting we have produced ApacheCon Europe in Budapest and we're about to do ApacheCon North America Austin, April 13-17. These are the second and third events that we have done under the Linux Foundation contract.

A major goal of the Linux Foundation contract was to move all logistical support and financial risk to an organization that does these things as their main mission. To this end, we have licensed our brands to LF, and various volunteers have been the ASF liaisons for the CFP process, and various other community-related things.

We are pleased to report that LF continues to take more ownership of these shows, making decisions that are conducive to the financial success of these events, and deferring to us only on matters of brand and content. We continue to discuss what might be the effective ways to fairly represent 200+ projects into this event. Options under consideration include breaking out ApacheCon into topic-specific events (ApacheCon: Big Data, ApacheCon: Science, etc.), and we welcome other suggestions on the dev@community.apache.org mailing list, on #apachecon (Freenode IRC), or at the bar at the Hyatt in Austin. And we continue to be interested in finally doing more events on other continents.

We are also pleased to announce that ApacheCon Europe will be held in Budapest, September 28 - October 1, 2015 (already publicly announced at http://apachecon.eu/), and that ApacheCon North America will be held in Vancouver, in May of 2016 (not yet publicly announced).

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