Module owner and peerage refresh?

Mike Conley mconley at
Tue Jul 22 14:48:15 UTC 2014

Heh, ok, so I've already received some communications from folks who
wanted more detail about the communications I had with Andreas and David.

Basically, I sent e-mail to them asking how they were doing, and whether
or not they still wanted to be on the list for their module ownership or
peer duties.

The response I got from both was extremely similar, and can be boiled
down to:

1) They're doing well, and say hello!
2) They don't feel like they can do their module ownership / peer duties
justice, so they feel it's probably appropriate to move them off the list.

There was no sense of ill-will, professional conflict, or anything of
that nature, so we can put that to rest. It just sounds like they're
swamped with their day jobs, and unable to fulfill the duties they've
got on that list.

I'm still trying to determine with bienvenu if he still wants to be a
peer on some modules.



On 21/07/2014 8:49 PM, Mike Conley wrote:
> Ok, thank you all for your feedback everybody.
> So, here's what I've done - I've gone through the owner and peer lists for both Thunderbird and Mailnews, and come up with a short-list of people who, in my eyes, have not been active lately. What I'm proposing is that we contact these folks and find out if they're still interested in being peers / owners, and if not, we move them into an "honoured alumni" list.
> Now, please be advised that I don't have my eyes on every single facet of the project at once, so if there are names that shouldn't be on this list (or names that should), please speak up.
> In no particular order:
> David Bienvenu*
> Andreas Nilsson*
> Karsten Düsterloh
> Kai Engert
> Philippe Chiasson
> * I have already been in contact with bienvenu and andreasn, and both have confirmed that removing them from the lists for their module ownership and peer duties is probably appropriate.
> I, of course, do not have powers to add or remove people from these lists directly, but with the above information, I can't see us having too much difficulty getting the names of people who aren't involved anymore removed.
> Does anybody object if I contact Karsten, Kai and Philippe about removing them from the lists? If I don't hear back in the next 36 hours, I'll send out emails to them asking them what they'd like to do.
> Also, if there are any concerns with what I'm trying to do here (clear out inactive peers and owners to make it more clear where we need new peers and owners), please let me know either in this thread or privately. :)
> All the best,
> -Mike
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Conley" <mconley at>
> To: tb-planning at
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 12:59:07 PM
> Subject: Module owner and peerage refresh?
> Hey tb-planning,
> This came up in our last weekly meeting, and I wanted to kick off a
> thread about it.
> Basically, there was the notion that it's possible our list of module
> owners and peers is slightly out of date. There are some folks on that
> list who are no longer active, and unlikely to become active again. We
> should probably remove them from the list.
> There are also folks who probably could or should be on that list, in
> one or more places.
> And there are also folks who are on that list who could probably use
> some help for their position.
> So how do we feel about refreshing the list, and finding some new owners
> and peers for various things?
> -Mike
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