[Pharo-project] **IMPORTANT** MUST READ: Pharo Association and Consortium
herve.verjus at univ-savoie.fr
Sat Jun 30 06:46:08 EDT 2012
thank you Stef for this piece of information.
I will subscribe as individual member.
Let's say, you're doing a good job, I enjoy a lot using Pharo, that
let's me permit do/use funny and usefull things, teaching students, make
some research software prototypes, etc.
I have to say I would probably not succeed in convincing my university
staff to subscribe to the consortium. I personnaly vote for that, I will
try and will do my best but I'am not optimistic :-(
I understand that the fees are intended for enterprises or organizations
that aim to make business arround and/or with Pharo. I and my lab are
not in such a perspective. Maybe I would succeed in convincing IAE
director for some hundred euros for supporting your work...not for 1000
or more. Nevertheless, I will try.
All the best,
On 28/06/12 14:19, 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.
> 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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