[Council Meeting] Meeting minutes from 2019-10-03

Patrick Cloke patrick at cloke.us
Tue Oct 15 11:58:14 UTC 2019


Hey all,

Sorry for the delay in getting this summary out. I know it is a bit
light this time, a lot of what was discussed was sensitive, but
additional information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Please let me know if you have any questions,
Patrick

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Minutes 2019-10-03

Thunderbird Project Council Meeting 2019-10-03
Call Summary

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Location: Zoom
Keeper of the minutes: Patrick Cloke

In the call: Patrick, Wayne, Magnus, Jörg, Berna, Philipp
Regrets: Ryan

The meeting commences at 2:15 PM CEST.

Agenda:

Hiring / Personnel:

* Discussed the need to open new positions to fulfill particular skill sets.
  * Identified open questions including budget and timeline.
* Discussed researching employment providers to see if overhead can be
reduced.
  * Discussed hiring contractors vs. direct hires and some pros and cons
of each.
  * It is unclear what the requirements are for a provider to be
considered adequate.
  * Brief discussion about the impact of hiring in the US vs. other
countries.
* Long discussion on governance. Unfortunately more information about
this cannot yet be released. More updates will follow.
* An action was taken to request feedback on what subscribers of
tb-planning think of the current minutes. Wayne is going to be heading
up this activity and will send out a survey in the coming weeks.

Council members updates:

Philipp:
* Removed Provider for Google Calendar code from the repository as
discussed.
* Organizational work regarding the aforementioned governance updates.


Call ends at 3:35 PM CEST



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