An Election Entertainment - Hogarth

Göran Krampe has begun the process for this year’s elections for the Squeak Oversight Board.
The Squeak Oversight Board (SOB) consists of seven members from our community, all of whom are elected by popular vote. The members are responsible for

  • building a legal presence – currently by working with the Software Freedom Law Center as part of their Conservancy;
  • providing the network services that support the various mailing lists and repositories that in turn make a community possible;
  • helping coordinate the various interest groups and projects being pursued by Squeakers;
  • making decisions where there is no clear community consensus.

The current board members are:

  • Jecel Assumpcao Jr
  • Ken Causey
  • Bert Freudenberg
  • Craig Latta
  • Andreas Raab
  • Randal Schwartz
  • Igor Stasenko


The schedule and process of the Election is as follows:


Candidates should nominate themselves by 3rd March and start their campaign on the squeak-dev mailing list. Or if you nominate someone else, make sure that person really wants to run. Göran will not put anyone on the candidate list until that person makes it known on squeak-dev that he/she does run.

Final candidate list

The list will be closed on 3rd March. The candidates should ideally present themselves on squeak-dev, unless they have already done so, and the community can ask questions.

Online election starts

The voting period starts on 10th March 6PM (18.00 UTC) and is one week long. Ballots are sent out via email.

Online election ends

The voting process will end on 17th March 6PM (18.00 UTC). Results will be announced immediately when the election ends.


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 vote do ONE of the following:

  • Get a “known” Squeaker to vouch for you. If a known Squeaker sends an email to giving your name and email address then Göran will add you.
  • Send an email to yourself (and CC to squeak-dev if you like) with information/arguments showing 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.

More information

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

Election results

12 March, 2009

Göran has announced the election results to the squeak-dev mailing list.

The new members of the leadership team are (in order of votes received):

  1. Andreas Raab
  2. Bert Freudenberg
  3. Craig Latta
  4. Randal L. Schwartz
  5. Ken Causey
  6. Igor Stasenko
  7. Jecel Assumpcao Jr

Detailed results can be found at the election site.

Congratulations to those elected, and commiserations to the other candidates, who were Matthew Fulmer, Edgar J. De Cleene, Brent Pinkney and David Mitchell.

Thanks are due again to Göran for organising another election so effectively.

Don’t forget!

4 March, 2009

You’ve only four more days to cast your votes for the Squeak Leadership Team elections—see previous post for details. If you’ve not received any voting details by now, check that you’re still accessing the account you registered with. If you haven’t registered yet, then it’s too late – but as Göran has said, there’s one of these every year!

Vote badge

As Göran posted recently, it is time to consider the membership of the Squeak Leadership Team (the “board”) for the coming year.

Nominations are currently open for candidates interested in working with colleagues to maintain and co-ordinate the various interest groups and activities that support the Squeak community.

If you think that you can make a difference to Squeak, put your name forward on the squeak-dev mailing list by 22nd February. All candidates are asked to make themselves available on the list for questions and discussion with the community until the end of February.

Voting begins on 1st March for one week. If you’ve voted in previous elections, your name should already be registered. If not, then contact Göran explaining why you’re interested in voting (see the election page for more details).

The list of candidates, and more details of the process to be followed can be found on the Election 2009 page.