I am standing for the Squeak Oversight Board election this year.
While I'm interested in a number of technical issues, I'm also interested in trying to evolve open source communities into functional economic communities. I dream of being able to make a living through participation in the Squeak and Pharo communities. I also dream of Squeak finding a broadly useful niche such as that occupied by R. So while I want to port from Pharo to Squeak Sista/Scorch, Clément Bera and my adaptive optimizer, collaborate with the community to rewrite code using weakness facilities to use eohemerons, and in the VM, collaborate on the threaded (non-blocking) FFI and an incremental mark-sweep collector, I do want to look outwards to increase membership and economic viability of the Squeak community.
On Jan 7, 2018, at 5:45 AM, Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thanks, Ron, for doing this for our community once again!
I would like to run for the 2018 board. Though I am starting a non
Squeak project with Smalltalk hardware later this year, my focus in 2018
will be on SiliconSqueak hardware, the Squeak VM, better graphics for
Squeak and trying to expand the role of our community and technology in
the world. The latter include the financial issues for the members of
our community, as mentioned by Eliot.
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I'd like to serve on the Squeak Oversight Board again this year.
I'm encouraged by livecoding experiments I've done combining Bert's
SqueakJS with several web frameworks (see thiscontext.com), and would
like to push that further with other interested folks. I think such
efforts are useful for navigating and crossing into the development
worlds around us, discovering new application areas for us. I'm also
excited by the 2018 interests of the other candidates, and would love to
Hi Squeakers,I'm glad to announce that I will run again this year.
The board power is limited by the amount of $ that it is handling.
So don't expect big plan$ from myself, I drive a tiny part of my own manpower, the rest is already sold.
I wish I can continue to support opensmalltalk-vm, but this is in fact quite independent from board participation.
Nonetheless, I have some ideals that could fit board membership:
- keep our community open and welcoming,
avoid rotting contributions in the inbox, instead provide help, advice and encouragement
(that could occupy part of board technical discussions)
don't hesitate to elect new core contributors
- support evolution of our image, cleaning / packaging / tooling with a great care for backward compatibility and smooth evolution
(that's already a good part of board technical discussions)
- build a peaceful relationship with Pharo, like initiated by opensmalltalk-vm initiative,
if possible, keep Squeak<->Pharo bridges open for code exchange (which is a bit challenging with git switch)
- keep an interest in Cuis too, Juan still is active and inspired (and not alone!)
I've not been the most active member last year, nor am I a natural leader, but I will be happy to serve again.Anyway I must run again, so that we have at least 8 candidates for 7 places!
But there's no reason to stop here, you don't have to wait half a century or more like some of us did for stepping in :)
The board is warm and friendly.
2018-01-12 16:45 GMT+01:00 Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>:
Thank you to everyone that is running for the 2018 Squeak Oversight Board. We have 8 candidates!
Jecel Assumpcao Jr.
David T. Lewis
There is still time to add your name to the list! Between now and Monday 22nd of January 3PM (20.00 UTC) you too can run for the board. Consider running if you have been an active member of the community and would like to help! Consider asking members of the community that you admire to step up and run!
One week to go before voting starts! Please watch for your ballot next week and VOTE!
The time is now to get on the voter list! Another way to show your support for squeak is to VOTE! See http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6590 for more information on how to get on the voter list. Show your board how much you appreciate their work by VOTING!
Also, consider going to squeak.org and press that Donate button!
All the best,
On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 5:08 PM, Nicolas Cellier <[hidden email]> wrote:
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