[squeak-dev] Re: 4.1 release tasks

Ken G. Brown kbrown at mac.com
Sat Mar 20 01:14:42 UTC 2010

At 4:08 PM -0700 3/19/10, Andreas Raab apparently wrote:
>On 3/19/2010 3:17 PM, Ken G. Brown wrote:
>>The experiment was to provide the SOB with an easy way to post some pertinent FAQ items that the community in general would find helpful.
>>Hypothesis was 'Perhaps if it were really easy, the SOB would put some FAQ type items up"
>I think a better hypothesis is this one: Perhaps if there actually were a good FAQ, the SOB might put it up prominently in some place?
>Simply put, you're confusing content with visibility. The board has ample opportunity to make things visible but if the content is bad (like in your FAQ that was a bunch of scraped Emails from Squeak-dev) wide visibility is actually harmful.
>>Data gathered to date:
>>"4 out of 7 SOB members are opposed to the blog as presented" (one spoke on #squeak)
>>1  responded in a somewhat ambiguous way, perhaps opposed.
>Make that five. More importantly, the opposition is towards impersonating the board, calling your blog squeakboardsomethingorother, pretending it would actually represent the board. I'm pretty sure nobody on the board is opposed to a good FAQ, but I'm also pretty sure nobody likes some random guy pretending to represent the board in his private blog.
>  - Andreas

* I created the blog, not as my private blog, but as something the members of the SOB could easily use via the posting email address.
* I quickly posted some emails that had recently gone by publicly on the list, which had content, part of which would make good FAQ material
	eg. the 7 SOB members would all sign the contract with SFLC.
	eg. your release process
* I did not edit the emails content because someone would have been sure to take offense at that
* I did edit the email addresses in order to obscure them from public viewing
* I was not impersonating or pretending to be the SOB, this blog was for you, the SOB to use as you saw fit.
* the content was easily editable

I find the personal attacks, derogatory accusations, quality of responses in general with respect to my creation of the blog for the SOB to use, to be very, very disappointing.

Ken G. Brown

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