[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2022

Marcel Taeumel marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Thu Apr 7 14:59:25 UTC 2022

Hi all! :-)

I would like to continue serving on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2022!

I will continue keeping track of the big picture, which includes maintenance tasks in both the OpenSmalltalk VM and Squeak itself. In 2021, I managed to migrate the OSVM and Squeak-app from TravisCI to GitHub Actions. Since fall 2021, I have been working on (and managing) the Squeak 6.0 release, which includes tasks around high-resolution support, scaling, and font rendering.

Within all this progress, I cherish backwards compatibility and modularity (i.e., extensibility and readability). I want to retain the content we have while cleaning up and moving forward.

The next OSVM release is very close. Squeak 6.0 is lurking around the corner.

Happy Squeaking!

Am 16.03.2022 10:31:24 schrieb Rein, Patrick <patrick.rein at hpi.de>:
Hi All,

It's that time again. Time to raise your voices and elect your leaders! Can you believe
it's been a year already?

It's a time for you to stand up, help your community and volunteer to serve!

Squeak wants you!

Every year we elect the SOB (Squeak Oversight Board) consisting of
seven members from our community. The current board members are:
1. Vanessa Freudenberg
2. Tim Rowledge
3. Craig Latta
4. Marcel Taeumel
5. David T. Lewis
6. Tony Garnock-Jones
7. Bruce O'Neel

For more info on the board please see:

Everything about the election, including schedule and more, can be tracked here:

Now until Friday 15th of April 2022, 18.00 UTC: 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 intends to run.

During this period, the candidates should ideally present themselves
on squeak-dev, unless they have already done so, and the community can
ask questions.

I encourage you to reach out to potential candidates, people that are
active in the community and represent your views, and ask them to run.
Some people will not run without encouragement. Also, I know that
some people wait to the last minute to run for the board to see if
others will run but please consider getting this year off to a faster
start and just jump right in!

The schedule and process are as follows:

Now until Friday 15th of April 2022, 18.00 UTC: Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
Friday 15th of April 2021, 18.00 UTC: Candidate list is finalized.
Friday 15th of April 2021, 19.00 UTC: Online election starts.
Friday 30th of April 2021, 19.00 UTC: Online election ends.
Results will be announced immediately after the election ends.

The voting period is two weeks 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 15th of April 2022
or you will NOT be able to vote. If your e-mail address has changed please
try to make sure it is changed on the list of voters before the election


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 you
should do ONE of the following:

* Get a "known" Squeaker to vouch for you. If a known Squeaker
sends an email to voters (at) squeak.org giving me a name and email
for you, then I will add you.

* Send an email to voters (at) squeak.org 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.

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) squeak.org which
is updated and points to me.

...so let's get on with it!

All the best,

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