Place to make a separate Thunderbird Summit

Andrew Sutherland asutherland at
Thu Apr 4 21:08:22 UTC 2013

On 04/04/2013 09:58 AM, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> I've just had a discussion with the head of LinuxHotel, a training 
> institute around open source, with an attached hotel, 14 rooms. He 
> deeply believes in open source.

Wow, that's a very nice looking venue and a generous offer on your part!

Given how little time I have to spend on Thunderbird, I don't think 
there would be much planning benefit for me to attend such a gathering.  
A hackathon makes more sense, but even as someone on the East Coast of 
the US, that's still a lot of travel for me for a relatively short 
hackathon.  (Especially since I'd likely end up hacking on gloda, which 
could find me hacking on my own.)

Like others, my personal preference would be to try and see if we can 
route all the Thunderbird-interested people to the same physical site 
and tack on an extra day before the summit proper.  Right now, I think 
Thunderbird expertise is centrally located in Toronto. Assuming the 
residents of the Toronto office are going to be kept in Toronto with 
minimal shuffling to other sites, that might be the ideal location.  
(And I'm assuming hotel costs are cheaper there, so perhaps the 
Thunderbird budget or the general Mozilla budget could cover it without 


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