YouSendIt termination

Kent James kent at
Thu Oct 9 17:58:41 UTC 2014

Governance is a key issue for discussion at the Summit, and certainly 
"product management" in the broadest sense it what it is all about. The 
bigger question here is, do we continue offering providers (file link 
and email) preferential access based on their income generation 
potential? Or should we rely on direct funding from users, and choose 
the filelink providers based on some estimate of their popularity with 
users? Or some other basis?

I don't think that we will be able to answer this until we get more 
experience about the viability of direct user funding. But currently 
Thunderbird volunteers lack the data that they need to make those kinds 
of decisions, or even the narrower decision that you are looking for 
below. I expect that after the Summit, we will have established a core 
group of contributors who we will have authority over all things 
Thunderbird, at least as far as the Community is concerned, and we can 
negotiate their involvement and responsibility in decisions such as this.


On 10/9/2014 7:11 AM, Jb Piacentino wrote:
> Seems like a good plan.
> Hubic exists as an addon - I did not reach to them and see if they'd 
> be interested. Maybe we should.
> Now, there the product/management part I need you all to make 
> recommendation: when do we implement that. Contractually, they cannot 
> terminate service before June 2015. I don't think they'd want that 
> (and neither do we). But since, as you point out, only will be 
> supported, maybe we want to keep them as long as they are legally 
> bound to it. Maybe we want to reach out to more potential Filelink 
> providers and fill up the list...
> Product management anyone? ;)
> --Jb

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