[squeak-dev] 20 Years of Squeak

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Thu Jul 14 17:32:08 UTC 2016

> On 14-07-2016, at 5:22 AM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 10:56:54AM +0200, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 10:52 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>
>> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 6:41 PM, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> As these dates suggest, our goal is to have the release before this
>>>> year's
>>>>> ESUG. However, there is another important Smalltalk-related event this
>>>> year:
>>>>> 20 years of Squeak. :-) Yeah! It was around October 1996, when the first
>>>>> Squeak came into the world. ...having its own worlds. :D So, it would
>>>> only
>>>>> make sense to also have a special release for this birthday. For this,
>>>> we
>>>>> revived all of the cool multimedia content, known from Squeak 1 through
>>>>> Squeak 3, and made it fit for the current Squeak code base. Oh, this is
>>>> so
>>>>> exciting. :-)
>>>> This is awesome and deserves its own thread!!
>>> +1
>> Could design a t-shirt? I imagine something like "20 Years of Squeak" and a
>> big Squeak logo surrounded by the big projects that came out of Squeak
>> (Etoys, Scratch, Croquet, Seaside, Pharo, Cuis, OpenSmalltalk, NewSpeak ...)
> Good idea. I want one :-)

Then you shall have one, young man.

Once we agree on a suitable list of endorsements I can easily build the graphic and we can emplace it on Tshirts, sweats, websites, condoms, office buildings as appropriate.

This is also a good time to mention the Magic Donate Button on squeak.org.
A lot of people have had a lot of fun using Squeak over the last 20 years. A non-trivial number have made a good deal of money from using it. Several companies have done well from it. Time to give back a bit.

How about a personal dollar-a-year? How about a business dollar-a-day? For US based donors, the Squeak Foundation is a chapter of the Software Freedom Conservancy and thus donations are mostly tax-deductable ( see https://sfconservancy.org/donate/) so how about making it a dollar-33-a-day?

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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