list of TB contributors and governance

Axel Grude axel.grude at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 24 09:07:14 UTC 2012


I forgot one:

As I see it, *we will also need to discuss at least creation of* *the following modules*:

  * Product Design + User Acceptance
  * Marketing
  * Monetization
  * Addons Integration





>> On 23/10/12 18:25, Axel wrote:
>>>> Note that we traditionally didn't even have an actual module structure
>>>> for non-code stuff like marketing, as those might be better organized
>>>> in a different way, e.g. by the bodies caring about shipping products.
>> >
>>> that is exactly what Kent and me were trying to say; the module system
>>> does not necessarily cover things like Marketing, overall product
>>> design, monetization and the roadmap for the future.
>>
>> OK. So, while the "Module" name might start to be a bit inaccurate, the Mozilla 
>> module owner system is basically a way of saying who is responsible for stuff. 
>> There already exist a number of non-code 'modules':
>>
>> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Modules/Activities
>>
>> There's no reason why there shouldn't be many more. If we want to put peole in 
>> charge of marketing or design, it doesn't require an entirely new governance system 
>> to achieve that.
> I see - so module would catch all even the non-development stuff. One thing I see is 
> that this on an overall level  (all Mozilla products), whereas I believe we need 
> (some of) such (sub)modules under the Thunderbird heading. Let's review the list we 
> have got currently:
>
>   * Thunderbird
>   * Build Config
>   * 3-pane and standalone message views
>   * Address Book
>   * Compose
>   * Instant Messaging
>   * Preferences and Account Settings
>   * Testing Infrastructure
>   * Theme
>
> As I understand this, the owner is understood as "benevolent dictator" and the peers 
> are the "team", would that roughly describe the current organization? I would just 
> like to understand how the decisions are made and enforced.
>
> As I see it, *we will also need to discuss at least creation of* *the following 
> modules*:
>
>   * Product Design + User Acceptance
>   * Marketing
>   * Monetization
>
>
> Kent, would adding modules like this cover what you think is required?
>
> thanks
>   Axel
>
>
>
> -- 
> *Axel Grude* [T]
> Software Developer
> Thunderbird Add-ons Developer (QuickFolders, quickFilters, QuickPasswords, Zombie 
> Keys, SmartTemplate4)
> AMO Editor

-- 
*Axel Grude*
Software Developer
Thunderbird Add-ons Developer (QuickFolders, quickFilters, QuickPasswords, Zombie 
Keys, SmartTemplate4)
AMO Editor
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