Sun, 13 May 2001 09:35:50 -0700 (PDT)
A fine start! I have a few inline comments.
--- John Briggs <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have plagiarised the statement fof principles from the GEODATA link. I
> personally feel that they have would fulfill our needs better than the NAMA
> Please review the attcahed file for comments.
> John Briggs
> Principles of the Squeak Foundation:
> A. Squeak Foundation is open to any individual or institution subscribing to
> the purpose and principles in conducting Squeak Foundation activities.
Change "in" to "for".
> B. Members have the right to self-organize at any time, on any scale, and
> around any activity inconsistent with the purpose and principles.
I think we mean either "NOT inconsistent" or "consistent".
> C. Authority will be vested in, functions performed at, and resources used by
> the smallest or most local part that includes all relevant and affected
I'd like better understanding of what this means in the context of the Squeak
> D. Deliberations and decisions of Squeak Foundation will be made by bodies
> methods that reasonably represent all relevant and affected parties and
> that are dominated by none.
> E. Diversity of people, perspectives, and approaches is desirable and will be
> F. Conflict will be resolved creatively, cooperatively, and constructively.
> G. To the maximum degree possible, results will be achieved by persuasion
> rather than compulsion.
Consider combining F & G, which seem aimed at the same end.
> H. Deliberations and decisions of Squeak Foundation will use knowledge and
> information derived from scientific method, practical experience, and
I think that in our context, this principle is superflouous. It doesn't hurt
anything but I'm not sure it adds as much value here as it does in NAMA.
> I. Each and every part of Squeak Foundation will pursue greater coherence in
> the creation and design of Squeak.
> J. Squeak design will be treated as an infrastructure asset, and creative
> investment of public and private resources to achieve the purpose will be
> K. Squeak design has an inherent value, and the creators of that value should
> be equitably compensated.
> L. Squeak design and technologies will be used to improve decision making and
> productivity, consistent with the purpose and principles.
> M. Public inspection of Squeak design used for governance is a fundamental
> right, and access to such information should be provided.
> N. Standards essential to achieve the purpose in accord with the principles
> will be established and implemented.
> O. Innovation is essential to achieve the purpose, will be encouraged, and
> should be fairly rewarded.
> P. Each and every part of Squeak Foundation will protect the privacy and
> confidentiality of personal information.
> Q. Knowledge related to achieving the purpose of Squeak Foundation in accord
> with the principles will be openly and fully exchanged unless disclosure
> violates confidentiality or materially diminishes competitive position.
> R. Squeak design and technologies will be used to improve the viability of
> Squeak in all its different implementations
------- Dan Shafer, Author and Community Consultant
^. .^ | Commentator on Community, Web Building, Nanotech
='= | Sr. Co-Editor, Online Community Report
| Author, NanoTech, MegaQuake: Business Implications of
Squeak| Nanotechnology (Spring 2002), Wiley, ISBN 047120045X
------- http://www.gui.com (major update Spring 2001)
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