Archive for March, 2010

Preliminary Agenda for 4/7/2010

March 31, 2010

4.1 release issues


SFC status

board mailing list

Meeting Report for 3/24/2010

March 31, 2010

To start the new term, we had a transition meeting with all the previous and current Squeak Oversight Board members. Attending were outgoing members Ken Causey and Igor Stasenko, new members Chris Muller and Juan Vuletich, and continuing members Jecel Mattos de Assumpção Jr, Bert Freudenberg, Craig Latta, Andreas Raab, and Randal Schwartz. The new and continuing members introduced themselves.

Outgoing members Ken and Igor handed off a few tasks. From Ken, posting meeting notes to the blog went to the rest of the group in turns; blog comment moderation went to Chris; SFC correspondence and free server hosting coordination went to Randal. From Igor, ESUG correspondence went to Andreas.

Jecel wrote to the Software Freedom Conservancy to tell them of the recent Squeak 4.0 release, the major prerequisite for our joining the Conservancy.

Andreas mentioned a few agenda items for the next meeting: the 4.1 release, consolidating finances, and receiving messages to the board mailing list with a minimum of spam (in addition to a recaptcha-assisted mechanism from the squeak website).

Thanks Ken and Igor for all your help!

Squeak 4.0 released

March 16, 2010

The Squeak project announced today the public release of Squeak 4.0. This release completes the multi-year effort to relicense Squeak under FOSS licenses.

Squeak 4.0 is functionally equivalent to the previous Squeak 3.10.2 release but licensed under the MIT license with some original parts remaining under the Apache license.

Current development work will be released as 4.1 as soon as possible following the release of 4.0.

Special Agenda for 3/24/2010

March 3, 2010

This will be a special meeting of both new and old Squeak Oversight Board members to facilitate ‘passing the ball’ to the new Oversight Board.

Meeting Report for 3/3/2010

March 3, 2010

For the last official meeting of this instantiation of the Squeak Oversight Board everyone was present: Jecel Mattos de Assumpção Jr, Ken Causey, Bert Freudenberg, Craig Latta, Andreas Raab, Randal Schwartz, and Igor Stasenko.

First we would like to remind everyone that the 2010 election for the Squeak Oversight Board is coming up very soon.  For more information see

Recently we announced an anticipated release date for the MIT/Apache licensed Squeak 4.0.  The word is getting out as evidenced by the fact that this site received 5-10 times the usual amount of traffic soon after that announcement was posted.  Ronald Spengler is kindly leading the effort to finalize the packaging of Squeak 4.0 and you should be watching squeak-dev for pre-release versions and related news.

Relatedly  we continue to work with the Software Freedom Conservancy to finalize issues related to our joining this organization.  We are hopeful of completing this not long after Squeak 4.0 is released as this release is essential to the process.

Our next meeting is scheduled for 3/24/2010.  Note that this is a week later than our usual meeting date.  The plan is to have a special meeting with all current and newly elected SOB members to get the new board up to pace quickly.  We will be contacting candidates soon to clarify the plan.