[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2023

Jakob Reschke jakres+squeak at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 22:28:26 UTC 2023

Hello everyone,

I volunteer to be a member of the next board as well.

Having been there for the current term has been a nice experience. We have
heard some interesting stories, everybody was friendly and I hope that I
have been agreeable company too. One incidental bonus for me personally is
that whenever I read an email from the others, whom I had not already met
before, now I can well imagine them speaking the message out aloud, voice
and face. (-:

Alas my prediction from last year's candidacy remained largely true in that
I have not been a really active board member, and have not even done very
much in Squeak over the past year. But at least whenever someone asked me
to take something to the board meeting, I did that, and I gave a demo of
the Git Browser and answered questions about it during one meeting. Right
now I have no indication that my Squeak activity is going to surge in the
next twelve months, so I will not present an agenda. I like Smalltalk and
Squeak, and I believe it deserves a fully staffed board.

While I am not quite there to ask for candidates to be younger than me, I
would be very glad if some people who are more active and invested than me
would throw their hat in the ring and run for the board! Of course, I don't
mean to say that you should meet certain KPIs ;-) It is enough if you
simply have fun with Squeak.

Kind regards,

Am Fr., 10. Feb. 2023 um 17:06 Uhr schrieb Rein, Patrick via Squeak-dev <
squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>:

> Hi All,
> It's that time again (sort of).
> Time to raise your voices and elect your leaders! Can you believe
> it's been over 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. Marcel Taeumel
> 2. Tim Rowledge
> 3. David T. Lewis
> 4. Craig Latta
> 5. Jakob Reschke
> 6. St├ęphane Rollandin
> 7. Bruce O'Neel
> For more info on the board please see:
> https://squeak.org/board/#the-mission
> Everything about the election, including schedule and more, is tracked
> here:
>                http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6664
> Now until Friday 24th of February 2023, 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 24th of February 2023, 18.00 UTC: Nominations of SOB
> members and campaigning!
> Friday 24th of February 2023, 18.00 UTC: Candidate list is finalized.
> Friday 24th of February 2023, 19.00 UTC: Online election starts.
> Friday 10th of March 2023, 19.00 UTC: Online election ends.
> Results will be announced immediately after the election ends.
> The voting period is two 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 24th of February 2023
> or you will NOT be able to vote. If your Email has changed please try
> to make sure it is changed on the list of voters before the election
> starts.
> --------------------------
> 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
> points to me.
> ...so let's get on with it!
> All the best,
> Patrick Rein
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