[Council Meeting] Minutes from 2019-10-17

Patrick Cloke patrick at cloke.us
Fri Oct 25 17:03:57 UTC 2019

Note that we've started compiling the feedback that Wayne received on 
our minutes, but these minutes were written before that was received. 
Please see the minutes below.


Thunderbird Project Council Meeting 2019-10-17
Call Summary

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Keeper of the minutes: Patrick

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

The meeting commences at 2:00 PM CEST.



* Discussed hiring contractors on a project basis vs. hourly basis.
   * Noted there are some legal and operational differences that we 
would need to seek guidance on.
* Discussed how much budget there is for new hires and (briefly) about 
opening additional job reqs.


* Discussion on operations and an upcoming meeting with some Mozilla 
Foundation folks.
* Discussed the need to clarify how technical decisions on the project 
are made.
   * Context: there has been some questions of what the Council's 
position is on particular technical decisions.
   * The current module owner system is in place and exists for 
technical decisions.
   * The Engineering Steering Committee - it is unclear what decisions 
would fall onto it's table.
   * It was noted that there are some unowned sub-modules (add-ons and 
UX being called out specifically).
* Discussed sharing a high-level roadmap of where the Council sees 
Thunderbird going in the next 3 - 5 years.
   * Looking for good examples of ways to share this information.

Call ends at 2:45 PM CEST

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