Summit Part 1: Governance
kent at caspia.com
Tue Oct 21 02:57:20 UTC 2014
We had a great Thunderbird Summit in Toronto, thanks to all those who
came! We made a number of important decisions as a group, as well as got
in some good hacking. I'll report some of those results in individual
posts in case there is any discussion here of the individual issues.
We agreed that Thunderbird will have a group called the "Thunderbird
Council" that will be responsible for leading the Thunderbird project,
and have responsibility and authority over all aspects of Thunderbird,
subject to any limitations that may be specified by Mozilla as owners of
The Thunderbird Council will be elected by a larger group that consists
of significant contributors to Thunderbird. We agreed that this larger
group consists initially of the people who were invited to or attended
the Thunderbird Summit. We would consider votes taken at the Summit
(including from video participants) to be valid. There was considerable
debate over the name of this larger group, and how to choose who belongs
in this group in the future. Although we agreed to the name "Thunderbird
Core Team" in a vote, there was enough controversy that this could
change when we formalize a charter for Thunderbird governance.
The Thunderbird Core Team nominated and elected 7 individuals to the
Thunderbird Council, with an initial term of 1 year. The Thunderbird
Council consists of:
The Thunderbird Council got together, and agreed that Kent James would
server as initial Chairperson, with an initial term of 3 months.
Now we need to write a Thunderbird charter that describes this
governance, and specifies more detail. But we have a defined group that
can make decisions, so we should be able to move forward.
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