Council election

Matt Harris at
Fri Dec 18 21:44:13 UTC 2015

On 19/12/2015 3:57 AM, Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> On 17/12/2015 18:41, Gervase Markham wrote:
>> Kent has proposed the following process, which I suggest may be a
>> reasonable compromise between all the competing factors. The existing
>> Council will serve as a nominating committee, and recruit candidates who
>> agree to serve on a renewed Council. (This could be existing Council
>> members or new people.) This slate of candidates would then be presented
>> to tb-planning for a single vote, much like the one a year ago, to see
>> if there is consensus.
> On 17/12/2015 23:56, Benjamin Kerensa wrote:
>> - Public Call For Nominations
>> - Gerv or other neutral person collects nominations
>> - CIVS poll is setup with each nominee (
>> - Public vote open to vouched Mozillians who identify as members of 
>> TB Community
> I agree with Kent's proposal. The Council currently consists of seven 
> members, which can be found here:
> Or if you want to save the click:
> Kent James, Wayne Mery, Philipp Kewisch, Magnus Melin, Joshua Cranmer, 
> Mike Conley, Florian Quèze.
> Council members are/were active contributors who make the bird fly. If 
> I understand Kent's idea correctly, he wants to replace the 
> not-so-active members with some more active ones.
> Personally I don't see the need for nominations: The Council already 
> knows the people who are suitable new candidates. A public vote is a 
> nice idea, but also unnecessary, since there are no competing parties. 
> Contributing to discussions on tb-planning is nice, but so far I 
> haven't seen anyone step forward to actively and consistently share 
> the *responsibility* for Thunderbird.
> One Tuesday during the bi-weekly meeting Berna from the pEp foundation 
> said the following (quote):
> "Those who do the work should also have the lead, ..." - I fully agree.
> Jorg K.
What he said
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