[Squeakfoundation]The Natives are Restless
Wed, 23 May 2001 12:31:28 -0700
Speaking as one who wants to see SqF take advantage of the community urge=
for a truly open Squeak, I have some concern for the pace of bringing SqF=
What I see is the Stable Squeak experiment reaching completion in not much=
more time than we have spent deliberating over the definition of SqF, and a=
number of people who *would support* an SqF looking elsewhere for it when=
it is right under their nose.
Why? Because we haven't yet declared the existence of SqF.
With no disrespect for the goals or even the process represented by the=
dialog on this list so far, what I'm wondering is: Why wait for all the=
chaordic process and exact definitions to declare the existence of SqF?
Instead, why not
Declare that SqF exists,
Appoint a number of "acting" officers
Declare a couple of active projects
one of which is to converge on a more formal
def of the organization
I think I could even raise a few $$ to carry us through the interim period
As token "Old Fart" I'm willing to be put in any role. I'll even appoint=
myself and everybody else if no one wants to do this. And I'll make up a=
project list (you can guess from prior messages).
That doesn't sound very democratic ("open"), but I'm just wanting to=
"jump-start" the organization so that it can be accreting respect and=
definition while it is still being born, and so that we can channel the=
open Squeak urges into a coherent future, rather than fighting fires on the=
Squeak mail list and dissipating energy in twenty splinter efforts.
What do others feel?
This may sound critical, but I don't feel that way at all.
I'm happy with the current participants and process.
I just feel the need for an interim solution.