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2007 Election Discussion
Last updated at 7:29 am UTC on 23 February 2007
Add your questions here. Candidates please include your name when answering.

  # percentage
 Q4 75 ------- 13.5 %
 Q5 74 ------- 13.3 %
 Q6 74 ------- 13.3 %
 Q3 73 ------- 13.2 %
 Q2 70 ------- 12.6 %
 Q7 67 ------ 12.1 %
 Q8 62 ------ 11.2 %
 Q1 58 ------ 10.4 %
 total 553  

Please enter questions in open spaces or vote (only once) for questions you would like to see answered.
Question 1:
Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 9:38:58 am, squeak
Will you do your best for helping people developing applications in Squeak have their work respected on the long run ? (which means attention to backward compatibility, and resisting the temptation to drop large chunks of code from the image just for the sake of cleaning it up)




Question 2:
Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 10:25:16 am, squeak
How do you plan to work with the various projects in the Squeak community, including Seaside, Sophie and Croquet?




Question 3:
Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 10:27:17 am, squeak
Given that you're being elected for a period of one year, and working with a volunteer community, please nominate one commitment you can make to improve the world of Squeak in that time. I'm not looking for any Herculean tasks, but something SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and tangible), so we can look back next year, and see how much better Squeak is as a result of your involvement with the board.




Question 4:
Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 1:54:25 pm, squeak
Squeak 3.9 looks to many people more like a researchers working image than a release that is universally usable. Media people seem to stay with 3.8 and some server users even with 3.7. Squeak traditionally stands for media. The big publicity, developers talent, time resources and funding is on the side of the media developers and their user group make up the majority of Squeak users. Something definitely went wrong. One idea would be to adopt the Croquet deployment\Homebase.image as a second line of official Squeak images. Are you aware that the biggest problem for squeak.org is this split of the community and if so what are you planning to do about it?




Question 5:
Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 1:34:06 am, squeak
What is your bias - do you see Squeak as:




Question 6:
Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 3:54:18 pm, squeak
Do you support stepping up fundraising and if yes what do you propose to do with the money collected?
Do you support bounty projects? If so can you lay out how you would like to see a bounty program administered?
Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 4:37:19 pm, squeak
Hey! I didn't put these questions here! - Ron




Question 7:

Thursday, 22 February 2007, 8:08:02 pm, squeak
I think improve the image going to a Developers way can benefit us with more developers, companys etc.. supporting Squeak. Squeak is the only Smalltalk flavour opensource thath could be "fight" versus commercial smalltalks.
What do you think about this? How you will help to get a good GUI Builder (for example), and other packages very importants to get a more "profesionnal" image (profesionnal on more comercial projects based on..)




Question 8:
Friday, 23 February 2007, 7:29:51 am, squeak
1) What is the orientation you favor with respect to Squeak's development? Are you more inclined towards Squeak as a tool for research or Squeak as a potential commercial development environment?
2) What importance do you give to packages like ODBC and Seaside?
3) Any plans regarding Squeak's UI? Will we revamp Morphic, use Morphic 3.0 or push the development of something like Tweak ?








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