Re: Welcome Jörg as the first Thunderbird staff!

Ben Bucksch ben.bucksch at
Thu Dec 22 16:52:33 UTC 2016

Happy to hear that!  Jörg is a great first bite for Thunderbird, given his dedicated work and for attitude. 

Congrats, and welcome, Jörg! :-)


Am 22. Dezember 2016 01:21:35 MEZ, schrieb R Kent James <kent at>:
>Today we managed to finalize the hiring of Jörg Knobloch as the first
>Thunderbird staff in our new "community driven" era. Jörg is contracted
>to spend half-time with Thunderbird, beginning retroactively on
>13 2016, with the following responsibilities:
>1. Maintain comm-central and related repositories to keep Thunderbird
>2. Manage code for aurora, beta, and esr releases of Thunderbird.
>3. Investigate and solve reported regressions and security issues with
>4. Review patches to Thunderbird submitted by others.
>5. Time permitting, implement additional bug fixes, refactoring, or
>features in Thunderbird.
>As we have discussed here already, just keeping Thunderbird buildable
>and usable while following Gecko is an enormous task that will keep
>very busy in his limited available time, so please do not expect
>This is also not the beginning of a switch from volunteer-driven to
>staff-driven, but it hopefully is the beginning of an era where we can
>stop expecting completely unreasonable levels of commitments from key
>volunteers. As for myself, I am committed to continuing in a volunteer
>role for the foreseeable future, and am looking forward to staff doing
>some key roles such as Jörg is taking on, so that we volunteers can
>on the aspects of Thunderbird that we really want to be working on.
>Welcome (and thank you for all of your hard work) Jörg!
>R. Kent James
>Treasurer, Thunderbird Council
>tb-planning mailing list
>tb-planning at

Sent from my mobile phone. Please excuse the brevity.
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