Mozilla Reps as a Mozilla example of volunteer governance
kent at caspia.com
Fri Oct 3 23:29:27 UTC 2014
As we look to a proper governance model for Thunderbird, one model we
could look at is the Mozilla Reps program, which is designed from the
git-go as a volunteer-driven effort.
They recently announced elections to their Council:
Their Council is described here:
The governance structure that I am pushing for with Thunderbird is going
to be a Thunderbird Council of 5-9 people, which are elected by the
Thunderbird Core Team of about 50 active contributors (including
developers, support, addons, QA, etc.) This is very similar to the
Mozilla Reps organization. I expect though that our Council members will
need to be nominated and encouraged to participate by a nominating
committee, while at-large nominations could also be accepted.
This stuff is really important for the future of Thunderbird, I would
encourage all of you attending the Thunderbird Summit to look over the
Mozilla Reps program as an example.
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