On Tuesday we started what will hopefully become a tradition: weekly IRC meetings for Zope developers. Topics covered include buildbot organization and maintenance, open issues with the ZTK development process, and the fate of Zope 3.5 (= BlueBream 1.0).
My take on this can be summed up as: Zope ain't dead yet! The project has fragmented a bit (Zope 2, Zope Toolkit, Grok, BlueBream, Repoze), but we all share a set of core packages and we want to keep them healthy.
Next meeting is also happening on a Tuesday, at 15:00 UTC on #zope in FreeNode.