board candidacy (was: Re: [squeak-dev] [ANN] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2011!!!)

Chris Muller asqueaker at
Wed Mar 23 23:07:36 UTC 2011

The last year has been a real privilege for me to get to practice my
stewardship of Squeak.  I would like to re-up.

I haven't seen any other candidacy announcements.  Anyone nervous
about running due to concerns about time or homework, I'd just like to
say, being on the board has not been a lot of work.  Basically we just
meet twice per month in a Teleplace meeting room at a time that is
good for everyone.  Even then, we often operate with 1 or 2 missing
persons; we're volunteers.

The plus-side is the opportunity to converse with others who share an
interest in Squeak, syncronously rather than just through e-mail.
It's a good mindshare which can be practical for brainstorming ideas

Even if I am the only candidate to vote for, there is no guarantee
that I would win the Supreme Ruler throne since I would still have to
beat out the "nobody" candidate - that's pretty scary.  :)

I will not have e-mail access starting tomorrow night until April 3rd,
which is voting day!  So I'm afraid my campaign must conclude here.

If there will be a Squeak board for 2011, I'm running for it.

 - Chris

2011/3/6 Göran Krampe <goran at>:
> Fellow Squeakers,
> Approximately one year has passed (cough, cough) and it is high time for yet
> another Squeak Oversight Board Election!
> Every year we elect the SOB (Squeak Oversight Board) consisting of seven
> members from our community. The current board is:
> Everything about the election, including schedule and more, can be tracked
> here:
> Since the election process has not been reformed during this last year, the
> schedule and process of the Election is as "usual" which follows (reserved
> for changes, will be final on the 13th of March at the latest):
> *** Now through 27th March: Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
> Candidates should nominate themselves and start their campaign on the
> squeak-dev mailing list. Or if you nominate someone else, make sure that
> person really wants to run. :) I will not put anyone on the candidate list
> until that person makes it known on squeak-dev that he/she does run.
> *** 27th March: The candidate list is finalized.
> *** 27th March to 3rd April: Continued campaigning period
> During this period, the candidates should ideally present themselves on
> squeak-dev, unless they have already done so, and the community can ask
> questions.
> *** 3rd April 6PM (18.00 UTC): Online election starts
> The voting period is one week long and ballots are sent out via email.
> And how do you end up on the voter list? See below. :)
> IMPORTANT: New voters will NOT be added once the election is started. You
> MUST try to get on the voter list before the 3rd April or you will NOT be
> able to vote.
> *** 10th April 6PM (18.00 UTC): Online election ends
> Results will be announced immediately when the election ends.
> --------------------------
> If you were invited to vote last year you are already on the voter list, no
> worries! If you are a new Squeaker and wish to vote do ONE of the following:
>     * Get a "known" Squeaker to vouch for you. If a known Squeaker
> sends an email to voters at giving me name and email for you,
> then I will add you.
>     * Send an email to voters at yourself (and CC to squeak-dev
> if you like) with information/arguments showing me that you are indeed
> serious about voting and that you are indeed a Squeaker. And no, I don't
> have any hints on what you should write! :) Unless you totally screw that
> up, you will probably be added.
> When the voting period starts all voters will receive an email with
> instructions and a link to the voting website.
> If there are any further questions, just reply *in this thread* and I
> will closely track it - or send email to voters at which points
> to me.
> let's get on with it!
> regards, Göran Krampe

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