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It was reported that it was still too early to report on the full results of ApacheCon 2004, held last month, but that the event did appear to make a profit. However, the $25,000 bounced check to the ASF did not alleviate the board's growing concern and unease with Security Travel. There are also some reports of speakers not being paid and/or reimbursed. The board further discussed the difficulties we would face if Security Travel was not chosen as the organizer. Some of the issues would be: the time taken in searching for a new producer, trying to forge a new working relationship, and possibly trying out the new producer with a small conference or involving them with the ApacheCon Europe effort. ConCom is discussing internally the basic question "What Is, Or Should Be, ApacheCon." Some suggested considerations were the size of the conference, the pricing structure, and target audience(s) of the conference. The board spent some time in executive session discussing our contract details with Security Travel.
The board expressed its extreme displeasure with the work done by Security Travel regarding ApacheCon. There was debate on whether the board should restrict ConCom from renewing any contract or agreement with ST. The general consent was that this restriction was not going to be placed, but that the board withheld the right to do so. The ConCom was tasked with "determining the look, feel and direction of ApacheCon" and submitting that to the board. The ConCom was further tasked with coming up with creative new ideas regarding what we want ApacheCon to be (ie: what is the major focus of ApacheCon? A revenue source? A community building effort? etc...)