Meeting Report for 12/16/2009

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Unfortunately both Randal Schwartz and Andreas Raab were unable to attend today’s meeting.  Since these individuals are key to a number of topics, that rather limited the progress we could make today.  Present: Jecel Mattos de Assumpção Jr, Ken Causey, Bert Freudenberg, Craig Latta,  and Igor Stasenko.

Recently some community members expressed concern with the actions of the Squeak Oversight Board and suggested that we adopt more formal procedures, especially regarding dealing with teams, and develop a set of ‘Terms of Reference‘ (relevant Wikipedia article).  The Oversight Board discussed this somewhat and then brought the issue before the community.  Some discussion occurred and the results indicate that overall the community is satisfied with how the Oversight Board works and does not wish to add greater formality to the process.

The Software Freedom Conservancy has asked us to make one last attempt to contact anyone with a contribution remaining in our intended Squeak 4.0 MIT licensed who has not agreed to the relicense.  We are currently in the process of putting this together and then will wait a few weeks to be sure there has been sufficient time for them to respond back.

We discussed the packaging of Squeak for open-source *nix distributions like, for example, Debian.  José Luis Redrejo has made some efforts in this direction and in general we are in support of hist goals and the general goal of making Squeak more readily available to a wider audience.

Our next meeting is scheduled for January 6, 2010.

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