Add-on review times at ATN

Mihovil Stanić mihovil at
Fri Mar 22 21:31:20 UTC 2019

Why just don't transfer ownership of add-on to another willing developer 
under certain rules?
Making this up, but something like this:

  * add-on must have open source licence
  * original developer is MIA for lets say more then 6 months
  * ATO/ATN staff tried to contact original developer at least 3 time in
    period of 1 month

After all this, it would be certain that original developer isn't 
interested in maintaining add-on and we can transfer add-on to another 
interested developer.


22.3.2019. u 15:59, Mark Rousell je napisao/la:
> Doh...
> On 19/03/2019 17:46, Mark Rousell wrote:
>> One way of doing this might be as follows:
>> (1) Allow either addon authors and/or reviewers to mark an addon as 
>> being a possible upgrade path for one or more pre-existing addons.
>> (2) This information would be exposed to end users in ATO.
>> (3) And this information would also be exposed to users from within 
>> Thunderbird, allowing them to select a new author's replacement 
>> addon. If this approach was taken then clearly it would need to be 
>> decided how and when to show this information to users.
>> Yes, I know that what I am proposing would need new developments with 
>> ATO, new developments in Thunderbird, and probably (a little) more 
>> work for reviewers. But it's an idea that could perhaps improve user 
>> experience when it comes to the unavoidable reality of abandoned addons.
> s/ATO/ATN/
> -- 
> Mark Rousell

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