[squeak-dev] In Memory of Andreas Raab

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Jan 16 22:26:00 UTC 2013

On 16.01.2013, at 01:44, Frank Shearar <frank.shearar at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 16 January 2013 09:13, Edgar J. De Cleene <edgardec2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 1/15/13 4:15 PM, "Jecel Assumpcao Jr." <jecel at merlintec.com> wrote:
>>> This is a very sad day! I am glad that this community clearly showed
>>> Andreas its appreciation in every single board election in which he
>>> participated.
>>> -- Jecel
>> About this, my proposal is in this election we have a empty chair.
>> His deserved chair , so we remember our loss.
>> Edgar
> There is a big problem with this idea, in that the SOB currently
> number 7. Having an odd number is very good, because it means you
> can't have a deadlocked vote (barring abstentions). With an empty
> seat, we don't have that guarantee.
> I do like having an "in memoriam" release, or dedication, or something.
> I may not have interacted much with Andreas, but I read every single
> one of his mails. When he erred in his dealings with others, he
> apologised. Aside from all the other great things he was, this ranks
> highly in my own list of admired traits.
> frank

Andreas chose not to run for the board, to have more time for other things important to him. Leaving a seat empty serves no one.

I am looking forward to more nominations. There is still time, and they tend to show up towards the end of the nomination period.

Putting yourself into our community's spotlight by stepping up for the board election isn't an easy decision at all. But I'm actually encouraged by the community's response to this grave loss. And maybe you are encouraged, too.

"Although the world will never be as it was yesterday, we can still work to make it a *better* world than before. What I've seen and heard today is in fact giving more hope than one would expect in such an hour." -- Andreas Raab, Sep 12 2001

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