[Council Meeting] Meeting minutes from 2019-09-09

Philipp Kewisch kewisch at thunderbird.net
Tue Oct 1 22:35:15 UTC 2019


Hi alta88,

thank you so much for the feedback, I'm glad you are enjoying them. Please extend your thanks to Berna and Wayne who have put in a great amount of effort in surveying different approaches and driving the effort. 

Philipp 

> On 19. Sep 2019, at 7:38 PM, alta88 <alta88 at fixall.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> I'm very glad to see these meeting notes, thanks go to the 'keepers of the minutes'.
> 
> And since there is nothing without good governance, openness, and comporting in a way that cannot lead to even the slightest questions of impropriety or unfairness, I would like to commend Jörg for raising these issues.
> 
> 
> On 09/13/2019 12:01 PM, Patrick Cloke wrote:
>> Hello! 
>> 
>> I've included an update from the latest Thunderbird Council meeting from September 5th, 2019 below. 
>> 
>> Please let us know if you have any questions, 
>> Patrick 
>> 
>> 
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>> Call Minutes from the Thunderbird Project Council Meeting on 2019-09-05 
>> 
>> Date: Thursday, September 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM CEST 
>> Location: Zoom 
>> 
>> Session chair: Philipp Kewisch (TB Council Chair) 
>> Keeper of the minutes: Patrick Cloke 
>> 
>> In the call: Ryan, Wayne, Magnus, Berna, Patrick, Jörg 
>> Regrets: Philipp 
>> 
>> Financial 
>> 
>> * Noted that the donation figures are not yet in for July, 2019. 
>> 
>> Hiring & Staff 
>> 
>> * HR matters were discussed. 
>> 
>> Governance 
>> 
>> * Discussion about under what circumstances an add-on would be shipped with Thunderbird (due to the current issues with the Google Provider for Calendar add-on). 
>> * For history, Lightning is the only "true" add-on shipped with Thunderbird. (The WeTransfer code is also shipped as an add-on for technical reasons.) 
>> * It was recently brought to attention that the Google Provider Calendar add-on is included in the source tree of Thunderbird (comm-central, etc.) but is not shipped with Thunderbird. It has recently received some attention from staff to keep it up-to-date even though it is a "third-party" add-on. 
>> * Two motions were passed to clarify that new third-party add-ons will not be shipped with Thunderbird without Council approval unless the code being an add-on is for a technical reason (e.g. a filelink provider). 
>> * Discussed what to do about the Google Provider for Calendar, eventually came to a conclusion that the Council would work with the author to remove it from the source tree. 
>> 
>> Legal 
>> 
>> * The topic of telemetry and any privacy concerns was tabled until a further meeting. 
>> 
>> Council Member Updates 
>> 
>> * Philipp: Meetings and email conversations related to hiring and legal matters 
>> 
>> -- 
>> 
>> Meeting ended at 3:10 PM CEST 
>> 
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