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

Patrick Cloke patrick at cloke.us
Fri Sep 13 18:01:36 UTC 2019


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,


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


* Noted that the donation figures are not yet in for July, 2019.

Hiring & Staff

* HR matters were discussed.


* 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.


* 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 


Meeting ended at 3:10 PM CEST

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