Need feedback on simple idea

Brent Vukmer bvukmer at
Fri Apr 11 19:26:17 UTC 2003

I think Stephane could have written his original email more clearly.  

However it seems to me that a convention has been evolving on the list, that "official" posts from a steward-team have that team's name in the subject line.  The MCP guys have been consistent about this -- the KCP guys have, too, I think.  This goes along with the MCP/KCP convention to list all the goals & changes for a team on a Swiki web page.

So, if there's no "official" tag on a post, we can assume the author is not speaking as a Steward.  Sound good?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Swan, Dean [mailto:Dean_Swan at Mitel.COM]
> Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 3:02 PM
> To: 'The general-purpose Squeak developers list'
> Subject: RE: Need feedback on simple idea
> Stef,
> 	Indeed, you did not say we should change <<Squeak>>.  
> You proposed a change to <<Smalltalk>>, which is both more 
> and less than Squeak.  Why would you publicly pose such a 
> question if you didn't want to know how people *really* feel 
> about the idea???
> 	As with many such proposals, some love it, some hate 
> it, and there doesn't seem to be a clear consensus, but 
> everybody who replied indicated a strong preference.  Many 
> also delved into some of the technical issues to be worked 
> out in pursuing this proposal.  Hopefully these things were 
> all helpful and were the kind of feedback you were hoping for.
> 	You also must consider that as a steward of the 
> "kernel", inquiries about such interesting research topics 
> coming from you can no longer be "innocent inquiries".  
> People will infer intent to change the "kernel" for which you 
> are one of the care-takers.  "You're in 'management' now, so 
> you can't pal around the water cooler anymore without the 
> 'workers' taking it differently than they used to." use 
> a metaphor.

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