[squeak-dev] More Candidate Questions

Edgar J. De Cleene edgardec2005 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 10:13:45 UTC 2010

On 3/9/10 8:40 AM, "Bert Freudenberg" <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:

>>> Ken> Do you intend to continue with these previous commitments?
>>> Yes.
>>> Ken> If so, what do you intend to put in place in order to build a legal
>>> Ken> presence?
>>> Ensuring that Squeak becomes a project under the Software Freedom
>>> Conservancy
>>> within the next few weeks.
>>> Really, just curious... you know our plans... what sort of answers did you
>>> expect that aren't already repeatedly fully disclosed?
>> I am interested in what the new Candidates say, or don't say, and not what
>> the previous board or board members or vocal minorities say.
>> Thank you for your responses.
>> You are so far one of the 3 out of 11 Candidates who have responded.
>> Ken G. Brown
> You really want a "me too" response?
> Most here will know this but since we fortunately attracted new community
> members I'll try to summarize:
> Getting a legal presence established has been a community goal for years. It's
> where the term "Squeak Foundation" comes from - the original idea was to
> create a non-profit organization. Turned out none of us engineer-types could
> make it happen, so a while ago we decided to outsource that part. The Software
> Freedom Conservancy is an organization precisely for that, it provides a legal
> home for many projects, better and lesser known:
> http://conservancy.softwarefreedom.org/members/
> The prerequisite for joining the SFC is to run a Free Software project. That's
> one of the major driving forces of getting a license-clean release. We're now
> literally days away from that release, and becoming a proper SFC member. The
> SOB worked with the SFC lawyers for far more than a year, but now the contract
> is ready to be signed.
> I don't really see why anyone would be opposed to that. Nobody, board member
> or not, spoke out previously against it. So I'd fully expect all candidates to
> support this, and I don't see the point of your question.
> But here's my short answer: Me too. ;)
> - Bert -

I am not a lawyer, need a good one ?
Serious, this topic have members with experience , have my vote and the odds
is they continue his good work.


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