[Council Meeting] Featured add-ons, EU donations and Community Manager

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 23:30:50 UTC 2017


FWIW many Community Managers do some or all of those things although you
should be prepared to pay a competitive full time salary if you need all
those things

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Philipp Kewisch <mozilla at kewis.ch> wrote:

> Hello Community,
> I am writing you today again to inform you about the results of our
> council meeting. We skipped the week before due to time constraints,
> luckily most of us were able to make it to Friday's meeting and as always
> there was a lot to discuss.
> We started off with a short discussion on Thunderbird and featured
> add-ons. There was a request to get Cardbook into the featured add-ons
> list. The addons.mozilla.org feature board does not process Thunderbird
> add-ons, but rather the add-ons team refers feature requests to us. After a
> short discussion it became clear that we need to have a process on featured
> add-ons and that it makes sense to do something similar to Firefox, where
> there is a feature board that regularly decides which add-ons should be
> featured. The feature board is not something we believe needs to be in the
> council’s hands, but instead we would like to involve the community as much
> as possible. We already have someone in mind that could help set up the
> process and will surely let you all know when there is an opportunity to
> apply to the feature board.
> Next we talked about how to better accept donations in the EU and it is
> clear we need some guidance from a legal and tax perspective. We will be
> looking into our options here, we definitely need to make sure we are aware
> of the pitfalls of doing things wrong. We would like to avoid doing things
> wrong :-)
> We also talked about the Community Manager role, and it became clear that
> each council member has a different opinion on what this role should be
> doing. If we put everything together, we need a
> social-media-brand-marketing-sales-participation-onboarding-documentation
> manager. As that would either be highly expensive or impracticable, we’ve
> decided we each need to take the high level approach and figure out what
> the goals are we want to reach. Then we can see what kind of manager we
> need, and how to phrase the job requisition.
> We will continue the open topics via email and in the next call. It
> definitely feels like we are making progress in our discussions and
> everyone is bringing up some good points. We will keep you informed and
> look forward to your feedback.
> Also a note for those of you that are waiting to hear on the topic of the
> financial home: The next announcement is right around the corner, but first
> we would like to contact involved parties beforehand so they are aware.
> After that it shouldn't take long. I know this has been outstanding for a
> while and we are eager to make the announcement public, but I am sure you
> understand that given multiple parties were under consideration it takes
> some coordination.
> Philipp -- on behalf of the Thunderbird Council
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Benjamin Kerensa
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