Thunderbird Council Elections 2017 - Preliminary Electoral Roll
jorgk at jorgk.com
Sat Jan 28 11:16:28 UTC 2017
Dear mailing list subscriber, dear Mozillian and friend of Thunderbird,
The next Thunderbird Council election is coming up. The Thunderbird
Council is proposing that this time people eligible to vote and to stand
as candidates need to be on an electoral roll. We propose a very simple
measure to include people on the electoral roll: Dedication to the
Thunderbird project as expressed by contributions. We suggest to include
people who over a two year timespan 2015-2016 have dedicated at least 20
hours to the project.
Contribution can be any of the following: Triaging, fixing or reviewing
bugs, giving support on SUMO or other forums, localising, testing and
writing or reviewing add-ons. Simply subscribing to tb-planning will not
give anyone the right to vote, but active participation in discussions will.
This very simple rule will spare us any complicated metric, like, this
many patches submitted, this many BMO or SUMO comments written, author
of add-on with this many users, etc.
Since we already know the people who are dedicating time, their most
precious asset, to Thunderbird, I have prepared a preliminary electoral
roll. So far I have enrolled about 100 people, see
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Council_Elections_2017. *People who
are not on the preliminary roll can contact me and ask to be included,
mentioning their contribution. The idea is not to make it hard to be on
the electoral roll.*
A few comments:
*This is a proposed list following the proposed rules.* If we decide
during the course of the discussion that we want a different set of
rules, the list will of course change.
Whilst I know contributors who show up on BMO, it is harder to include
those who don't. I don't know all the add-on authors, so I have included
the authors of the most popular add-ons which have had updates during
2015/2016. I also don't know may support people or localisers. So if
your name is not on the list, please don't take offence, I didn't
deliberately ignore or undervalue your contribution.
For 12 SUMO contributors nominated by fellow councillor Matt Harris I
don't have e-mail addresses. Please supply your e-mail addresses or you
won't be able to vote.
Repeating: *Please self-nominate if I missed to include you!*
Thunderbird Developer (Thunderbird, Compose and Mailnews Editor and MIME
peer) - Member of the Thunderbird Council
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