[squeak-dev] Board candidacy

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Mar 31 22:07:16 UTC 2011

Am 31.03.2011 um 21:43 schrieb Colin Putney <colin at wiresong.com>:

> Hi all,
> I'd like to throw my hat in the ring too, so please consider me a
> candidate in this year's SOB election.
> For those that don't know me, I'm a long-time member of the Squeak
> community. I started Squeaking in
> 2002 and have been active on squeak-dev and other fora ever since.
> There's probably not a lot of code with
> my initials in it in the base image, but I've contributed several
> external packages. I was one of the original
> developers of Monticello and OmniBrowser, and a long-time user of Seaside.
> I've used Squeak in several commercial settings, and just recently
> I've started a company to build web
> applications in Squeak. That limits my time somewhat, but also gives
> me incentive to help Squeak grow
> prosper a as a platform and community. ;-)
> There two things I'd like to see in the near future: one is continued
> progress on modularity. This is hard work,
> but very important. Having a small base image plus a large ecosystem
> of loadable packages gives us the
> flexibility to support all the different use-cases that people have
> for Squeak with a single code base and
> community. I think it's the *lack* of that flexibility that's led to
> the fragmentation of the Squeak community
> across all the different forks that have been created - Croquet,
> Etoys, Pharo, Scratch and so on.
> Second, I'd like to see us participate more in the larger community of
> open-source languages and applications
> we should be talking about what we've accomplished in non-Smalltalk
> venues, playing nicely with Linux
> distributions, battling it out with popular web frameworks, and
> generally doing cool stuff in public. Last year's
> and previous oversight boards have made a lot of progress here and I'd
> like to see it continue.
> My thanks to everybody who's served on the SOB, particularly those who
> are running again this year.
> Colin

Woot! Aren't we glad to have extended the candidacy period? I'd still hope people would make up their minds earlier the next time around ;)

- Bert -

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