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Official Pharo consortium Call. Pharo needs you: Perfect time to join

Stéphane Ducasse
Dear Pharo users, lovers, businessers


You may not know it clearly but the Pharo consortium succeeds to pay one full time engineer:
Esteban Lorenzano. Due to legal concerns with the Inria foundation effort, Inria
converted the position of Esteban into a permanent position. It was a great deal 
because it secures Esteban. 

Now based on contracts between the consortium and Lifeware ( ) 
and Schmidt ( the consortium is able to pay another engineer: Pablo Tesone until
April 2021. All this was announced at ESUG 2019 but not all of you may have known it. 

<Mini news>
*  The consortium has been working to get Pharo in the database of the
CNRS platforms (CNRS is a huge research organisation in France covering all research fields. 
Guillermo Polito has a permanent position from CNRS allocated to the Lille University Lab and we
want to convince the lab that having Guille working on Pharo is the best ROI that they can make).

* We also are pursing a process to be recognized by the University of
Lille for the same reason. 
We are also working to get PharoPro out of the ground but this is another story. 

* All these efforts in communication are done to secure people position.
We have got many new academic members. Some should be announced soon. 
</mini news>

Now THE announce. 

During the last consortium meeting, we learned that David Margery (the Inria software manager 
that is managing around 10 ofconsortiums for Inria) wants to propose to Inria to allocate another
permanent position to Pharo even if the consortium does not raise two full salaries. 

This will secure the effort of the consortium for the coming years. 
We were excited by the news because such positions are rare and lifelong!

David is building a case to defend his proposal:
* first the pharo consortium is in a good shape - thank you all
*  second, Inria is interested to "assess if Pharo is used”

David told us that having more industrial partners (even first entry
ones) will really help our case: the fact that members are willing to pay to secure
the future of Pharo is the key indicator, the amount paid being only secondary.
Remember that the first membership fee is at 1K Euros.

Therefore the consortium is sending an official call. If you hesitated to join the consortium this is 
clearly the moment.  Your money will be multiplied. Because a full job for an expert
engineer is around 90 K so if we get 8 new members at 1/2 K we
have a strong multiplication effect and this will have an important impact on Pharo.

So I hope that we convince you that you can get a real impact on Pharo. The consortium engineering team wants to 
thank all the current consortium member because they make Pharo happening.

S. on the behalf of the consortium. 

Stéphane Ducasse
03 59 35 87 52
Assistant: Julie Jonas 
FAX 03 59 57 78 50
TEL 03 59 35 86 16
S. Ducasse - Inria
40, avenue Halley, 
Parc Scientifique de la Haute Borne, Bât.A, Park Plaza
Villeneuve d'Ascq 59650