[ANN][IMPORTANT] New leadership formed!
blake at kingdomrpg.com
Wed Feb 16 11:47:31 UTC 2005
My perspective, as a newcomer to the community (though no stranger to
programming and Smalltalk), I agree that there are problems. I don't know
the extent of these problems and I don't know whether the "coup" will
resolve the issues, but I doubt very much that the new, em, politburo
thought to themselves, "Hey, I've got lots of free time and I love
administrative work way more than I like to code, why don't I get together
with my buddies and invite a bunch of flames by taking over Squeak?"
It seems to me the would-be Squeaders<s> are saying, "Please let us devote
a whole bunch of personal, unpaid, time to putting some structure into the
development hierarchy until the Foundation is up-and-running so that
Squeak doesn't flounder, splinter, and otherwise end up in trouble."
It's not much of a coup, really, since the community could just reject the
request. (And if I were a Squeader, part of me would be half-hoping for
such a rejection.)
I know my inclination to contribute has been stifled by a sense of
uncertainty picked up from this list over the past few months.
If there are others like me (and I suspect there are) this uncertainty is
tantamount to throwing away resources--not something Squeak can afford.
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