[Pharo-project] [Pharo-users] **IMPORTANT** MUST READ: Pharo Association and Consortium

laurent laffont laurent.laffont at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 13:43:19 EDT 2012


Hi Stef,

how do we subscribe to the consortium ?

Laurent Laffont

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM, stephane ducasse
<stephane.ducasse at free.fr>wrote:

> I can open a wiki page to maintain the list of consortium member I
> received.
> Let me know if it makes sense to you.
>
> Stef
>
> On Jun 28, 2012, at 2:19 PM, Stéphane Ducasse wrote:
>
> > Dear Pharoers and Smalltalkers
> >
> > This mail is really important so read it carefully. Especially the last
> part of the mail is important for the
> > immediate future: we need your support and input. Read section
> ***Support*** at the end of this mail.
> >
> > Context
> > =======
> > After taking into account feedback from companies and pharo users in
> different occasions and
> > discussing with the INRIA lawyers and the team in charge of the
> administrative aspect of the consoritum
> > here is the setup we finally want for the consortium. We will have two
> separated entities:
> >       - one french law 1901 association for individuals and
> >       - one consortium for institutions (companies, research groups,
> laboratories, universities...) managed by INRIA
> >
> > We hope that in the long run the consortium will be fully managed by the
> association
> > but in the current bootstrap phase INRIA is a good solution.
> >
> > ==============
> > The Pharo Association
> > ==============
> > The goal of the association is to promote Pharo. It will have its own
> web site.
> >
> >       Individual Memberships (managed by the Pharo Association)
> >       ----------------------
> >       There are two individual memberships
> >               - Individual Pharo Association Member: Yearly fee 40 Euros
> >               - Golden Individual Pharo Association Member: Yearly fee
> 99 Euros
> >
> >       You will get
> >               a nice goody,
> >               reduction access to conferences,
> >               reduction for training and access to teaching material,
> >               be part of the pharo groups on social networks,
> >               be part of the pharoAssociation-individual-members
> mailing-list,
> >               get access and registered to the pharo association web
> site.
> >
> >       Others (managed by the Pharo Association)
> >       ----------------------
> >       The association will be able to issues bills so you will be able
> to buy a Pharo distribution
> >       when your organization cannot be a member, a sponsor or doing a
> donation to the Pharo consortium.
> >
> > End of Pharo Association Description
> >
> >
> >
> > ===========================
> > The Pharo Consortium (managed by INRIA)
> > ===========================
> > The goal of the consortium is to structure and build an umbrella to
> foster business around Pharo and to promote Pharo.
> >
> > A company, user group, research group, team or institution can be a
> consortium member, not individual member.
> >
> > There are three levels of fees and corresponding benefits. You decide
> your degree of support.
> > The annual fees are
> >       - Bronze                1000    Euros
> >       - Silver                2000    Euros
> >       - Gold          4000    Euros
> >
> >       Consortium members main advantages are
> >       ----------------------------------------
> >       Non individual members of the consortium get the following
> advantages:
> >
> >               - privileged access to the core development team via a
> specific mailing-list
> >                       pharo-core-team-for-members at lists.gforge.inria.fr
> >
> >               - influence priorities of the next development. The member
> will be able to propose
> >               agenda points and items for the executive team. They will
> be requested one month in
> >               advance before the committee meeting.
> >
> >               - get access to privileged core engineer time (to address
> pharo core problems)
> >
> >                       - Bronze member gets
> >                                       one day of engineering time
> >                                       + is automatically a diamond
> sponsor.
> >
> >                       - Silver
> >                                       + two days of engineering time
> >                                       + one job description for job
> dashboard
> >                                       + is automatically a diamond
> sponsor..
> >
> >                       - Gold four
> >                                       + 4 days of engineering time
> >                                       + multiple job description for job
> dashboard
> >                                       + is automatically a diamond
> sponsor.
> >
> >               - Training special prices and possibility to become pharo
> trainer
> >               - Pharo consortium member can also ask and pay for extra
> support days at INRIA engineer prices (around 600 Euros) per day.
> >               - Member can offer to their client access to the
> possibility to pay for extra support days at INRIA engineer prices (around
> 600 Euros) per day.
> >               - The core team can provide contact with experts for
> certain areas of development.
> >
> >       Pharo Consortium Gouvernance: steering committee
> >       ----------------------------------------
> >       The consortium will be managed as follows: There will be a
> steering committee and an Executive Team.
> >
> >               * A steering committee is composed of one representative
> of each member (except individuals).
> >
> >               * The chairman of this committee will be Inria
> >
> >               * Steering Committee Role :
> >                       - The Steering Committee follows the execution of
> the PHARO R&D Team
> >                       - It validates and gives input about the task list
> of the Executive Team.
> >                       - It can propose members of the executive team.
> >                       - It prepares, organizes conferences, seminars or
> other animations to promote PHARO and have new members
> >                       - It revises the annual fee
> >               * Decisions taking: after consultation and collect of
> representative member points of views, Inria takes the final decision.
> >
> >               * The steering committee will communicate via a private
> mailing-list. It may meet physical once a year.
> >
> >               * An agenda to reach conclusion will be established by
> Inria on proposals of the members (the members will be queried a month in
> advance).
> >
> >       Technical Executive Committee (akaR&D task)
> >       ----------------------------------------
> >               * The Executive Team is composed of members proposed by
> the steering board and RMOD Team
> >               * Its roles is to
> >                       * Study, analyze and validate external
> contributions for PHARO
> >                       * Report to the steering committee
> >                       * Present a task list to the steering committee.
> >                       * Propose, schedule and implement tasks in
> conformance with the tasks list.
> >                       * Coordinate the release Pharo and its VMs
> >
> >       Pharo consortium Sponsoring
> >       ---------------------------
> >               Orthogonally to memberships, an entity can be a sponsor of
> the consortium without being a pharo consortium member.
> >               Pharo consortium are de factor platinium sponsor. Sponsors
> will get their logos name exposed to the consortium web site.
> >               There are two kinds of sponsors:
> >                       - normal 500 Euros
> >                       - diamond 1000 Euros
> >
> >       Job board
> >       ---------
> >               Non consortium member companies will be able to pay a fee
> (1000 Euros) to post job offers to the job board.
> >
> > End of Pharo Consortium Description
> >
> >
> > =====================
> > *** Support and Answer needed***
> > =====================
> >
> > To be able to pay an engineer by the consortium, INRIA needs to make
> projection, build budget, pay attention to visa
> > and other important administrative tasks. To deal with the risk that the
> consortium may not collect enough to pay a full salary
> > we are considering to ask INRIA to help us financially. To do so we have
> to give some concrete figures to
> > INRIA and motivate our request. In addition, our team (RMOD) on its own
> budget will try to compensate by allocating extra resources
> > However, this will be only a one shot. In addition, some of our team
> members have been approached by google to work on chrome and dart
> > Virtual Machines. So if we really get a future we should build it now.
> >
> > Many of you told us that they want to support the consortium, now we
> need to know what would be amount of membership, sponsoring
> > you could give. So please read carefully this mail and send us a mail at
> stephane.ducasse at inria.fr with the same subject than this one.
> > We will collect the information and build a case to present to INRIA.
> > Thanks in advance for Pharo and for the future that we are building
> together.
> >
> > The RMOD team and the Pharo board
>
>
>
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