Engineering Council or Engineering Steering Committee (ESC) - where art thou?

Jörg Knobloch jorgk at
Fri Aug 17 13:07:04 UTC 2018

Hi all,

in July 2017 Kent James proposed to established an "Engineering Council" 
(or it was suggested to call it Engineering Steering Committee (ESC)):

Personally I think, since we already have a Council, ESC is the better name.

As far as I can see, for over a year nothing has happened apart from the 
establishment of yet another mailing list maildev at

So I suggest to establish this ESC *now* and with the following members:

Philipp Kewisch, Council chairman and Calendar module owner and frequent 
MakeMyDay, Calendar peer and frequent contributor
Geoff Lankow, Thunderbird staff, jack and master of all trades ;-)
Magnus Melin, Thunderbird module owner
Richard Marti, Theme owner and dispensable bustage fixer
Aceman, Thunderbird peer and frequent contributor
Jorg K, Thunderbird and Mailnews peer, bustage fighter
Patrick Cloke, IM module owner
Alta88, Feed peer
Ben Campbell, Thunderbird staff.

Let me know if I've forgotten someone.

This is basically the same list as, but with Kent, Aleth, 
Aryx and Tooru removed and two new arrivals added.

The ESC should also be able to *vote* on contentious bug, like some with 
an ongoing UI discussion which are blocked by lack of consensus.

Just to make this problem very apparent, I've just closed two bugs as 
WONTFIX, where no consensus can be reached: - Quickfilter to 
find untagged messages - Removal of 
text/background colour in compose.

Maybe there are more.


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