pep financing proposal

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at
Thu Dec 3 22:27:02 UTC 2015

I'm just going add that I think the council had a duty to disclose this
offer publicly to the rest of the thunderbird project before making a
decision or either way.

Quote from the Council chair on open discussion:

"Because we are a community project, we discuss our real issues openly.
If the press decides to grab onto some topic and run with it, we cannot
control that, and we won't try. I will not promote more closed
discussions out of fear for FUD from the press."

Why did open discussion not apply here? Afaik really the council doesn't
even have legal authority to negotiate any deals anyways so was Mozilla
leadership informed of the offer? Why was no disclose to the community

Seems like a great offer and I echo Ben and Joshua's sentiments.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 2:11 PM Joshua Cranmer 🐧 <pidgeot18 at>

> On 12/3/2015 3:55 PM, Patrick Brunschwig wrote:
> > Frankly speaking, I'm very disappointed by the decision the Council
> > has taken. I fully agree with Ben that this would have been a dream
> > solution for me, and I would indeed like to hear the main arguments
> > from both sides. After all, this agreement could have secured the
> > (financial) future of Thunderbird for the foreseeable time. I just
> > hope that the Council has offer(s) from other partner(s) on the table
> > to secure the future of Thunderbird, otherwise I'm starting to get
> > slightly worried. The least thing I would want is a fork from
> > Thunderbird. -Patrick _______________________________________________
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