[squeak-dev] I'm running for the board

Ian Trudel ian.trudel at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 12:22:43 UTC 2010

Hello Andreas,

I'd like to thank you for the job you've done so far during your
mandate. Your effort to move Squeak forward is noticeable and a clear
improvement from my point of view.

Does your upcoming nomination include a plan in regard to
documentation, localization, deployment, and other incentives to
attract more commercial developers to use Squeak? Questions that I'd
be interested to read from every board member. :)

Documentation is always a considerable factor in the adoption of a
programming language, especially on commercial standpoint. I'd like to
suggest a new documentation team to fit the bill. There is apparently
no such team according to Squeak's team page.


2010/2/18 Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de>:
> Hi Folks -
> I'd like to officially throw my hat in the ring for the coming election. And
> just like last year, I'll do that by trying to be clear where my personal
> focus will be for the next year:
> * Finalizing the SFC membership and the 4.0 release. Yes, we're *almost*
> there and there's even a small chance we might get things done before the
> election. But it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings, and we're not done yet.
> Plus there will be several follow-up activities, including an update to the
> election and/or membership process to discuss with the community.
> * More contributions. Even though I am happy with the contribution process
> so far, I am not satisfied with the number of contributors. Over the last
> year, I had hoped that some long-time contributors would start contributing
> again, but that largely hasn't happened. We need to expand the number of
> regular contributors if we want to be a feasible open source project in the
> long term.
> * Old projects adopting a new Squeak. Croquet/Cobalt is currently in the
> process of being ported back on top of current Squeak trunk. I'd like to see
> the same process started to get Etoys back. With an audience the size of the
> XO deployment we have a very interesting user base to serve and the
> combination of efforts can help both sides to progress faster.
> To sum it up, at this point you can pretty much expect "more of the same"
> from me. If you liked it last year, vote for me. If you didn't, well, then
> don't :-)
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas


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