[squeak-dev] My campaign promises

Juan Vuletich juan at jvuletich.org
Wed Mar 10 19:48:47 UTC 2010

karl ramberg wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Juan Vuletich <juan at jvuletich.org> wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> This message states my objectives for running as a Board member.
>> First, let me state how I see the Board and its duties.
>> The Board has been in charge of the relicensing and SFC effort. This makes
>> sense, as official representatives of the community need to do it. This
>> major landmark in Squeak's history is almost finished and I did almost
>> nothing to help. So, I'll not set it as a personal goal, and I'll not ask
>> for any credit when it is done.
>> The Board has been in charge of designing and removing teams for specific
>> tasks. I'll help keeping up the good work in this area.
>> Apart from this, the Board is like an executive power but without a work
>> force or a budget. For this, the Board can't really make decisions on where
>> to drive Squeak or what projects to support. Besides, the Board never
>> discouraged any use of Squeak and will never do. I would like this to
>> change, and the Board to be able to really drive Squeak, but I don't know
>> how to make it happen. As real work is done by contributors (even if members
>> of the Board) and not by the Board itself, I'll keep contributing to Squeak
>> with code and ideas as I have been doing it, but this is unrelated with me
>> being or not in the Board.
>> So, what are my campaign promises?
>> 1) If somebody comes with a way to enhance the decision making power of the
>> Board, I'll support it.
>> 2) If somebody comes with ideas for the Board to actually be able to support
>> and oversee projects that are strategic to Squeak's direction, I'll support
>> them.
> A few ideas here.
> Better support for Linux distribution package people.
> Swiki update .
> Support and help people attending conferences and events
> Make Squeak a more obvious choise in education for all age groups
> We did a community documentation effort for Etoy that cover many basic
> elements of the Etoys environment. Start a similar project for Squeak
> Karl
> Karl

I'm sorry, it seems I wasn't clear. I was talking about ideas on how to 
make the Board able to actually support and oversee project, not about 
project ideas.

Juan Vuletich

>> 3) I'll do whatever I can to help the various Squeak sub-communities (Pharo,
>> Etoys, Cobalt, Cuis, etc.) be friends.
>> 4) On any other issues that will come up, I'll make my best effort to think
>> solutions and execute them. After all, you already know me.
>> Cheers,
>> Juan Vuletich

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