The Squeak Foundation board has issued a call for volunteers to create a release team to guide the development of the next version of Squeak, following the guidelines set up during the last board meeting.

The board is
[…] looking for people who have available time, the diligence to complete a release, and a good degree of mutual trust with the community. If you’d like to volunteer, please do so here! If you have someone else in mind, please contact them privately and encourage them to volunteer.

Craig Latta posted the notes of the Squeak Foundation Board meeting that occured on October 4th. The Squeak Foundation Board meets twice a month via IM on the first and third wednesday, and Craig has been appointed to speak for the board.

During yesterday’s meeting the following items were discussed:

  1. Squeak License: Yoshiki Ohshima mentioned that Viewpoints plans to contact a lawyer, produce a template of the new Apache-style license agreement that OLPC will use, work with the board to complete the Squeak contributor list, and act as keepers of the license agreement.
  2. Squeak 3.10: The board decided to appoint a release team for Squeak 3.10 development. The team will consist of three persons who will act mainly as integrators and avoid direct development. They can still contribute to the development effort, but such contributions will be outside the scope of the release team’s mission. They will also act as coordinators in order to solve possible conflicting contributions.
  3. Georgia Tech’s Squeak wiki: since Georgia Tech plans the retirement of the current swiki server, the Squeak wiki contents will have to be migrated to a community managed server. The board discussed possible line of actions.

The board welcomes suggestions on possible agenda items for their meetings.

Craig Latta posted the notes of the Squeak Foundation Board meeting that occured on October 4th. The Squeak Foundation Board meets twice a month via IM on the first and third wednesday, and Craig has been appointed to speak for the board.

Craig Latta has setup a page on Squeak People in order to gather agenda items for the biweekly IM meetings of the Squeak Foundation board. Anyone interested in suggesting an item may do so by leaving a comment to Craig’s article.

Craig Latta posted to the Squeak-dev mailing list the notes for the Squeak Foundation Board meeting which occurred on September 20th. The Squeak Foundation Board meets twice a month via IM on the first and third wednesday, and Craig has been appointed to speak for the board.

During the last meeting the following topics were discussed:

  1. Stephane Ducasse’s resignment from the board: the board, after having sought the counsel of the Election team, decided to leave Stephane’s place vacant until the next elections (which will on February 2007)
  2. Open sourcing of Squeak: now that Apple has re-released version 1.1 of Squeak under the
    APSL 2.0 License, work is underway to change the license for all the others Squeak releases. In order to do so, all the contributors in the past ten years have to be contacted. The board decide to start working on this task by compiling a list of all the contributors, taken from the authors’ initials.