[squeak-dev] 4.1 release tasks

Ken G. Brown kbrown at mac.com
Sat Mar 20 12:16:30 UTC 2010

On 2010-03-20, at 3:49 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>  

> On 20.03.2010, at 02:27, Ken G. Brown wrote:
>> At 4:24 PM -0700 3/19/10, Colin Putney apparently wrote:
>>> On 2010-03-19, at 12:46 PM, Ken G. Brown wrote:
>>>> Thank you also for your opinion.
>>>> It is not clear to me who on the board has the authority to ask  
>>>> me to take it down?
>>>> All 7 perhaps unanimously like you mentioned was the signing  
>>>> requirement for the SOB? Or a majority 4/7? A designated member  
>>>> in charge of communications? It is unclear to me who even can  
>>>> speak on behalf of the SOB.
>>> So, because there's no documentation about who can speak for the  
>>> board, you claim that right for yourself, and refuse to recognize  
>>> the right of actual board members to do so?
>> At the time I did not know whether everyone on the SOB felt the  
>> same way or whether it was just the vocal 3/7 minority. It seemed  
>> to me at the start that the SOB in general would welcome an easy  
>> way to post stuff to a FAQ type place. Boy was I wrong.
>> I suppose I was logically assuming that a majority would be the way  
>> it might work, perhaps not. Perhaps everyone on the SOB speaks  
>> individually on behalf of the SOB.
>> Ken G. Brown
> Unless specifically marked, no-one is speaking on behalf of the SOB.
> Distrusting governments is (unfortunately) not a bad idea nowadays,  
> but you are also disrespecting us as individuals. It's not that you  
> need to pay respect *because* someone is on the board. But being  
> elected to the board indicates that the community at large trusts  
> these individuals. By extension, this means you are disrespectful to  
> the community.
> Time is the most valuable resource a volunteer community has. You  
> are wasting our time. I find that offensive, both as a community  
> member, and even more so as a board member, because the community  
> entrusted us to keep this project going.
> So, can we please get back to the topic of this thread? Are you  
> actually going to contribute to the release? If you do not want to,  
> can you just leave us alone?
> - Bert -

I have found the treatment I have received with respect to this matter  
to be offensive as well.
I too have better things I could be doing.

Ken G. Brown

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