20 February, 2010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name and email address then Göran will add you.
- Send an email to email@example.com 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.
Everything about the election, including schedule above and more, can be tracked here:
2 April, 2008
9 March, 2008
Hi all Squeakers!
Ok, the Squeak Foundation Board Election 2008 ended 19 minutes ago –
promptly at 18.00 UTC, 8 March.
For this year we had 437 authorized voters of which 178 voted, that is
slightly more than 40% voting – a bit disappointing IMHO since we had
157 voting of 347 last year which gives above 45%.
On the other hand 178 is more than 157, so we had more voters and thus a
growing community, which of course is the most important aspect!
And without further ado I bring you the board for the following year
starting from NOW. The order reflects the ranking from the election:
1. Dan Ingalls
2. Craig Latta
3. Bert Freudenberg
4. Yoshiki Ohshima
5. Tim Rowledge
6. Randal L. Schwartz
7. Igor Stasenko
6 March, 2008
Just a quick reminder that you only have until 8th March to register your votes for the candidates for the Squeak Foundation Board 2008.
Voting is open to all Squeakers rated as Apprentice or higher on people.squeakfoundation.org. If you’re eligible to vote, you should have received an email at your registered address.
30 June, 2007
A history of Squeak that is still being written, the following is a Squeak Tale by Göran Krampe.
Let me tell you a story…
I was around… when King Dan ruled the Land of the Mice, his court the “SqC” was strong and the stream was flowing smoothly. It was a glorious and joyous time and I were there to see sir PWS, sir Comanche and princess Swiki being born as children of Socket. The wizard Morphic was still young and agile at that time…
Things were well, but not everyone were happy in the Land of the Mice – the population grew quickly and only the fortunate ones to enter the castle Image could have their fields fully prosper and not wither and die in the harsh outbacks of the Internet. Read the rest of this entry »
5 February, 2007
News team: October 2006.
Webteam: October, November and December 2006.
Box-Admins team: October, November and December 2006.
SETools team: October, November and December 2006.
Documentation team: October, November, December 2006.
The News team also sent a report for January 2007.
In the past months, the Squeak Foundation board has met via IM every fortnight in order to discuss important issues involving the Foundation and involving Squeak development.
Craig Latta has been appointed to speack for the board, and has posted the notes of each meeting:
- November 1st, 2006
- November 15th, 2006
- December 6th, 2006
- December 20th, 2006
- January 3rd, 2007
- January 17th, 2007
The next board meeting will tale place on February 7th, 2007.