Donations for the Provider for Google Calendar go to the original add-on author, Mr. Philipp Kewisch, while the Thunderbird project is paying seven staff to maintain it

John Bieling john.bieling at gmx.de
Sun Aug 25 09:41:48 UTC 2019


If multiple people work on an addon with contributions on that scale,
they should all get a fair share of any incoming donation. Since it is
part of the core, it should even send its donations directly to Thunderbird.

John




a project is beeing worked by multiple peop

On 25.08.2019 11:18, Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> Hi lovers of Thunderbird,
>
> it came to my attention yesterday, that the add-on "Provider for
> Google Calendar"[1] is collecting donations that go to its original
> author, Mr. Philipp Kewisch[2], who is at the same time the chairman
> of the Thunderbird Council and Calendar module owner.
>
> How does the community feel about the fact that the Thunderbird
> project pays (at least) seven staff[3] who are involved in maintaining
> the add-on in the comm-central source tree and related repositories?
> Note[4].
>
> Recently some bugs were fixed related to the add-on[5] and more work
> is planned[6], amongst that, automatically building a fully localised
> version of the add-on which is typically the duty of the add-on author.
>
> With kind regards and best wishes for an enjoyable Sunday,
>
> Jörg.
>
> [1]
> https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-GB/thunderbird/addon/provider-for-google-calendar/
> [2] https://www.paypal.me/kewisch/10eur
> [3] Staff involved: Geoff, Paul, Magnus, Alex, Rob, Arshad, myself
> [4] Before writing this post, I have written to Philipp to clarify the
> issue.
> [5]
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1569539 (clean up build
> config)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1570872 (code clean-up)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1481180 (test coverage)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1504416 (de-XBL)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1536935 (de-XBL)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1507245 (de-XBL)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1563694 (dialogAccept
> events issues)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1569384 (new icon)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1569539 (packaging)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1516816 (packaging and
> upload to FTP site)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1572836 (packaging
> follow-up for TB 68)
> [6]
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1574835
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1572321
>
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