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

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


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

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Meeting ended at 3:10 PM CEST



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