[Squeakfoundation]OK, what exactly should this SqueakFoundation thing be and do?

Dwight Hughes squeakfoundation@lists.cdegroot.com
Wed, 25 Apr 2001 19:27:27 -0500

I'll have to look a little deeper into the chaordic process -- the precepts 
look good, I'm just not sure how one goes about properly applying all of 
them in practice yet.

I definitely think SqF's domain should be much broader than just being the 
support site for Stable Squeak. The primary contribution of SqF to the 
world of Squeak should be "professionalism" - applying, creating, 
contributing, and striving for the best professional standards in all 
aspects. Stable Squeak will certainly be a major part of this (and will be 
SqF's "baby" most likely), but so should support of the "dream" - the SqC 
bleeding edge Squeak. Of course, it will be very important to feed the 
improvements in Stable Squeak back into SqC Squeak and vice versa, and to 
do what we can to make this possible. A hard fork is in nobody's best 
interest, and Stable Squeak must not be allowed turn into Stagnant Squeak.

I don't see SqF competing with http://www.squeakland.org/ at all -- I see 
this as an entirely different domain from where SqF should be (not what 
they are trying to do so much as the audience being addressed).

-- Dwight

At 03:42 AM 04/25/2001, Cees de Groot wrote:
>Nice formulation, Dwight. I put it on the Swiki; I also outlined the steps of
>the "Chaordic Design Process" (Create Your Own Chaordic Organization In Six
>Hard Steps ;-)) on the Swiki's front page.
>I do think this part of the CDP has its merits: concentrate on your goals
>first, and only when everyone agrees check what the possible means are. From
>Dwight's formulation (which I think is a great first definition) it is 
>clear that the SqF will be broader than pampering Stable Squeak...