[Pharo-project] Call for Pharo Support **important**

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Wed Feb 16 21:08:34 CET 2011


Thanks miguel follow the process sign the letter and send it to me.


On Feb 16, 2011, at 7:32 PM, Miguel Cobá wrote:

> 
> Ok, I understand the goal. Count me in.
> 
> El mié, 16-02-2011 a las 13:52 +0100, Stéphane Ducasse escribió:
>> On Feb 16, 2011, at 12:59 PM, Schwab,Wilhelm K wrote:
>> 
>>> Stef,
>>> 
>>> The revised language is much improved.
>> 
>> tx
>> 
>>> I too am curious about what you have in mind on the conditions.
>> 
>> We do not know. :) just fuzzy ideas.
>> We will decide with the community. Because the point is that this is not our stuff but a tool that should serve the community.
>> We were thinking
>> 	- individual memberships
>> 	- company memberships
>> 	- institution memberships
>> or/and a moral license so that you can buy pharo and a guy like igor/esteban can get pay to improve the infrastructure.
>> or a bounty (but a moral license is good since it does not bind the task).
>> 
>> 
>>> Are you looking for support from institutions or individuals?  I assume both, but the thresholds would be different for UF than for me by myself.
>> 
>> Yes both. This would be excellent.
>> 
>> Recently I was asking myself three essential questions beside having a market: ok we have a client so what
>> 	- how do you control quality/process?
>> 	- how do you control that your runtime engine is ok/safe/longlasting (else better take java vms there are plenty)
>> 	- how do you reduce risk like truck factor in your community.
>> 
>> Our main point is how can we minimize risk: I'm thinking to participate to a startup around a pharo software  and here is a simple 
>> simple scenario:  imagine that eliot gets hired by XXAS to do javascript/ruby whatever and andreas (which does not reply to my mails
>> because I'm probably too insignificant) goes waco and that ian only shows up every three years instead of every year. 
>> do you think that it is wise for companies to invest in an open-source smalltalk?
>> I would not. Now if we have a consortium, a build process, a quality process and one or two guys payed by the community 
>> to improve continously the system more than we can. Then this is a message I can understand as an investor.
>> 
>> Since we want to make sure that you all can do business we want to reduce risk and provide a good case for process, quality and the
>> rest. 
>> 	
>> 
>> Stef
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> Bill
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr [pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr] On Behalf Of Stéphane Ducasse [stephane.ducasse at inria.fr]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 5:00 AM
>>> To: Pharo-project at lists.gforge.inria.fr
>>> Subject: Re: [Pharo-project] Call for Pharo Support **important**
>>> 
>> 
>> 
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