[Council Meeting] Minutes from 2019-10-24

Matt Harris unicorn.consulting at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 14:49:23 UTC 2019

I have to say this format does offer some ideas on who is going where.  
It is an improvement.


That is more helpful On 12-Nov-19 1:10 AM, Patrick Cloke wrote:
> Based on some of the feedback we've received we're trying to get a bit 
> more specific in the Council minutes (without them being a transcript, 
> which likely wouldn't be helpful to read without being there).
> Based on this there was a bit of a delay on the Council minutes from a 
> few weeks ago. Please see below and let me know if you have any 
> questions.
> --Patrick
> ----
> Thunderbird Project Council Meeting 2019-10-24
> Call Summary
> Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
> Keeper of the minutes: Patrick
> In the call: Patrick, Magnus, Berna, Ryan, Jörg, Wayne
> Regrets: Philipp
> The meeting commences at 2:00 PM CEST.
> Agenda:
> Hiring / Personnel:
> * In the process of writing job reqs. to meet the roadmap.
> * Berna and others expressed concern about the impact of the hiring 
> timeline. (Expected a few months to hire, a few months ramp up.)
> Governance:
> * Ryan recapped a meeting that Philipp and Ryan had with the Mozilla 
> Foundation.
> * Patrick and Ryan discussed "what's next" for the Council.
>   * Hiring.
>   * Contracts with partners.
> Miscellaneous:
> * Ryan brought up the topic of publishing an add-ons roadmap, in 
> response to community feedback.
>   * Wayne brought up that there isn't agreement in philosophy on the 
> amount of resources to use on supporting add-ons. The amount of 
> support necessary is likely disproportionate to the number of add-ons 
> and add-on users. Some amount of commitment should be made.
>   * Jörg identified that many power users (the biggest advocates for 
> Thunderbird) likely use add-ons.
>   * Patrick and Ryan discussed what the root cause might be: do we 
> need more documentation? Guidance?
>   * Ryan suggests we need commitment that someone will be available to 
> answer some questions and build out resources for add-on authors.
>   * Discussed the current developer documentation.
>   * Discussed bringing some features from add-ons into core, but that 
> doesn't solve the current situation.
>   * Magnus and Jörg discussed whether someone could be hired to 
> fulfill this role.
> Call ends at 3:15 PM CEST
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