Today we announced the ApacheCon US 2006 Call For Papers (CFP). This is the earliest we’ve ever gotten a CFP out – a fact that we’re *very* pleased about, as it means we have more time to plan. The CFP closes as ApacheCon EU opens, meaning that we can review the submissions at AC EU, and possibly announce the schedule for AC US immediately after AC EU. This would please me enormously. Leaving stuff to the last minute bugs me a lot, and the last several conferences have been characterized by lots of last-minute-ness. Hopefully, this signals a new era.