[Box-Admins] passing the baton

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 20:24:04 UTC 2011


On Jun 20, 2011, at 12:42 PM, "Ken Causey" <ken at kencausey.com> wrote:

> 1.  Regarding having my blessing for Casey becoming the list manager for
> the Squeak-dev mailing list: you have it.

This means a lot to me. 

> 2.  Regarding receiving the list administrator rights and passwords: If
> the password Steve is using came from Cees I expect that means it has
> been the same for a very long time now and it's probably a very good
> time to change it.  So I think to simplify matters (at least simplify
> them for Steve) I will take the responsibility for changing the list
> settings including setting a new password and getting it to Casey.

Ken, you're an angel. 

> Casey: Do you have a public pgp/gpg key?  I searched the MIT key server
> for your current email address and couldn't find one.  Or is
> http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=0xED25607DBDAF1986
> you?

Not me. I haven't shared my key with many. I'm going to roll a new pair for this. Unfortunately, I'm in a call with my ISP trying to suss out why I can't connect. It's a new machine, and I need to be able to download some PGP software before I can take the baton. 

> So as far as passing the baton from Steve to Casey, regarding the
> technical details, I will take care of it.  Do you mind Steve if we do
> this sooner than 3 weeks from now if Casey is ready?

Steve has done something wonderful for a wonderful community. Let's speed him on his way toward whatever he wants to do next. As soon as I can resolve the stupid technical issue with my ISP, I want this weight off of his shoulders. 

Ken, thanks for coming out to help make the transition smooth. 

> 3.  Regarding the SOB:  I agree that the squeak-dev mailing list
> administrator is within the purview of the box-admins team.  That said,
> I think it's worth at least notifying the SOB that a change has
> occurred.  Again, I will take care of that.

It's probably the better idea to let small teams manage themselves in the longer term. For various reasons though, I felt compelled to seek a good deal of validation that I should do this before agreeing to serve in the long term. 

I seem to be finding it. 

> Ken

Onward and Upward,

 - Casey

P.S. Ken I'll let you know as soon as my Internet connection is working again. 

(sent from my stupidphone)

>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [Box-Admins] passing the baton
>> From: Casey Ransberger <casey.obrien.r at gmail.com>
>> Date: Mon, June 20, 2011 4:59 am
>> To: Squeak Hosting Support <box-admins at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>> On Jun 20, 2011, at 2:25 AM, Göran Krampe <goran at krampe.se> wrote:
>>> While I do know which message Casey means and yes - it does make me hesitant about your (Casey) judgement about what is proper and what is not for the list
>> These are valid concerns. Having them is responsible, Göran. I don't think I should take this role without some consensus, in spite of my own desire to do it.
>>> I still give you the benefit of the doubt so to speak. We all make mistakes.
>> This is very kind of you. 
>>> So fine by me. Although I would like Ken to agree too.
>> Ken's blessing would give me a good deal of confidence, but the Board should make the decision. I'm offering to do it in the interim, and afterwards if asked. 
>>> regards, Göran
>> Thank you.
>> Casey

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