Re: Welcome Jörg as the first Thunderbird staff!

ISHIKAWA,chiaki ishikawa at
Thu Dec 22 15:10:17 UTC 2016

On 2016/12/22 22:13, Axel Grude wrote:
> Hi Jörg!
> great to see you as a hire! \o/
> Axel
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>> *Subject:*Welcome Jörg as the first Thunderbird staff!
>> *From:*R Kent James <kent at> <mailto:kent at>
>> *To:*Tb-planning
>> *Sent: *Thursday, 22/12/2016 00:21:35 00:21 GMT ST +0000 [Week 51]
>> 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 November
>> 13 2016, with the following responsibilities:
>> 1. Maintain comm-central and related repositories to keep Thunderbird
>> buildable.
>> 2. Manage code for aurora, beta, and esr releases of Thunderbird.
>> 3. Investigate and solve reported regressions and security issues with
>> Thunderbird.
>> 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 Jörg
>> very busy in his limited available time, so please do not expect wonders
>> here.
>> 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 work
>> 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

This is great news!

But maybe I should feel a little sad that he would spend much time on 
the infrastructure issues rather than more app-oriented issue like MIME 
for now.
Once the infrastructure issues stabilize (I don't want to hear when, 
though), he may have more time for such extra stuff.

Good luck!


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