Ranging high and low: Association Activity Report
Both events had their
highlights, among them another round of strategic decisions as laid out
in the budget and ample opportunities for late winter snowboarding.
The annual General Assembly is the meeting of the
active members where the budget for the new year is decided upon, based
on the applications by project leaders, lessons learned from last year
and expectations for the current year and beyond. As such it is the one
time where the financial situation is reviewed by the external
accountant and approved.
While last years budget was mainly directed at the 5.0 effort, the 4.x
development project claimed a larger share of the funds for their
purposes this year, not least to be able to tackle risks of dwindling
resources that made some goals for the 4.2 release unreachable.
Meanwhile the 5.0 development is gaining momentum, which is also
reflected by the unwavering support for this project on the budget.
projects, including the security team, typo3.org relaunch and
certification have secured their budgets to continue their work. The
budget and the protocol is available to all supporting members, please
check the members mailing list archives for details.
its rather dry nature the general assembly is in the mean time also sure
to draw a small crowd of supporting members, that want to learn first
hand about the Associations decisions and plans. Our plan is to
react to this interest to create a more open space for interaction and
feedback in 2009, when the general assembly is planned to take place in
Munich, Germany on the 7th of March at a location yet to be announced
on our website .