On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 3:03 AM, Brian (bex) Exelbierd <bex(a)pobox.com> wrote:
On Dec 17, 2015, at 1:45 AM, Josh Boyer
> Hi All,
> In the Council meeting this week, we noted that Flock lands in late
> August/early September and this is high tourist season in Europe. It
> is also a time when many take vacation. This drives prices up across
> many of the regions.
> We wondered aloud if we could shift Flock to dates outside of this
> window. The two most likely alternatives would be sometime in July or
> sometime in November. We also noted that we should try and avoid
> conflicting with any other major open source conference, and that July
> and November seem to fit within that small goal. There are pros and
> cons with each date window, but we wanted to see how feasible people
> thought this would be.
As others have noted, we need to pick the best time for the Project as we will always
inconvenience someone, bump into another event, hit a holiday, etc.
One thing that I think we should do is to encourage proposals over a year in advance.
We already do that.
I hope we can pick a good month (my vote is still August) and get the
US proposers started today.
They already can.
Ideally we should be able to announce the next Flock at the end of
the current one.
That is an excellent idea in theory, but as of yet we've never been
able to pull it off because people don't start working on their bids
until after the current Flock despite there being no requirement to