[Council Meeting] Minutes from 2019-10-24

Patrick Cloke patrick at cloke.us
Mon Nov 11 22:21:14 UTC 2019


Thanks for the feedback Matt! Glad you think it is an improvement!

—Patrick

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019, at 9:49 AM, Matt Harris wrote:
> I have to say this format does offer some ideas on who is going where. It is an improvement.
> 
>  Matt
> 
> 
> 
>  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 
>> 
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>>  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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