Need feedback on simple idea
bvukmer at blackboard.com
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
> 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." ...to use
> a metaphor.
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