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

laurent laffont laurent.laffont at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 13:57:45 EDT 2012


On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
> wrote:

> Hi laurent
>
> > how do we subscribe to the consortium ?
>
> for now only company, institution, research group, labs, ... (non
> individual people) can be member of the consortium
> because of administrative details. INRIA lawyers are checking what can be
> done.
> We decided to make it simpler so that we can move on. The idea is that if
> we want to avoid that a guy like igor got hired by google :(
> we should make sure that we get some money for the consortium. Now to hire
> somebody we have to plan in advance.
>
> Now you can be an Pharo association member.
> In the future, if (I really hope) the consortium can sustain itself, it
> will leave INRIA and be managed by the association
> and in that case individual pharo members will be member of the consortium
> with the same status as individual will get (because we cannot
> really give the same to somebody paying 40 euros and a company paying
> 1000/2000 Euros).
> After since the consortium can offer payed engineer hours, everything is
> possible.
>
> Esteban is working on the association web site right now. We are filling
> up all the papers to get a bank account for the association.
>
> Does it answer your question?
>


Yes, thank you.

Laurent




>
> Stef
>
>
> >
> > 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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