[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Meeting Report for June 17, 2009

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Sat Jun 27 14:20:17 UTC 2009

>>>>> "Bernhard" == Bernhard Pieber <bernhard at pieber.com> writes:

>> =========== The Short Version ===========
>> We are currently awaiting legal advice from the Software Freedom
>> Law Center [3]. It is recommended that you avoid contributing to the
>> relicensing effort pending further notice

Bernhard> Has that changed? Probably I did miss the announcement?

Not exactly.  Are you familiar with the phrase "Adding people to a late
project generally makes it more late?".

The problem is that there are only a small number of people who know what the
problems are, and they're currently sorting out what those are, and then more
resources can be brought on if needed.  Adding *more* resources at the moment
who are not already familiar with the task will most likely just slow it down,
not speed it up.

I want this to happen as soon as possible, but it's a process that requires
precision because of the legal implications.

If and when more people are needed, you can be assured that a call for helpers
will be very loud and repeated. :) But at the moment, we're just getting all
of the key players talking with SFC to see how this final integration needs to
go from here.

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