News about summit funding

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at
Wed Sep 10 06:56:32 UTC 2014

Can we be sure to have remote participation for those of us who cannot
be there in person? Should be as simple as planning to have the room
being used for the summit have Vidyo up.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM, Kent James <kent at> wrote:
> On 9/7/2014 4:42 AM, Magnus Melin wrote:
>> October works for me.
>> Indeed it's a victory, but also an excellent example of how the government
>> structure is way too stale atm.
>>  -Magnus
> It should be clear now to everyone that current Thunderbird governance is
> inadequate even for the $15,000 per year that seems to be our current
> income. We also seem to be approaching a consensus on the plan to directly
> approach our users for donations, to raise income to hire a few people. A
> reasonable target for that is $500,000 per year, so we really need a
> governance structure that is capable of managing that amount.
> So there are three big discussions that need to take place, one on
> governance, a second to clarify the consensus on our approach to the future
> (specifically regarding fund raising and hiring of staff), and a third on
> the summit planning. I expect to initiate those discussions in the next
> couple of days here on tb-planning. Hopefully we can get enough clarity that
> we can have a video made during the Summit that we can use for promotional
> purposes.
> :rkent
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