[squeak-dev] My campaign promises

karl ramberg karlramberg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 20:59:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 7:48 PM, Juan Vuletich <juan at jvuletich.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Juan Vuletich
but that is just a money issue :-)
joke aside , I understand your point.
>>> 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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