Thunderbird Council Elections 2020 - Preliminary Electoral Roll

Patrick Cloke patrick at
Tue Aug 18 20:49:11 UTC 2020

It seems that this didn't make it's way to the mailing list when I first
sent it, sorry for any confusion!


On 6/22/20 2:13 PM, Patrick Cloke wrote:
> Hello Mozillians and friends of Thunderbird,
> The next Thunderbird Council election is coming up. As in previous
> years, people eligible to vote and to stand as candidates need to be
> on an electoral roll. Contributors are eligible to be an elector if
> they have contributed 10 or more hours per year of involvement in the
> Thunderbird project. To illustrate this, if a contributor first became
> involved three years ago then the expected contribution is at least 30
> hours, if two years ago then at least 20 hours, and if one year ago or
> less then at least 10 hours. Contributors may self-nominate, and on
> request must submit examples that illustrate their level of involvement.
> Contribution can be any of the following:
>   * triaging bugs;
>   * fixing, or reviewing code changes;
>   * providing support on SUMO or other forums;
>   * localizing Thunderbird, related websites, or extensions;
>   * testing, writing, or reviewing add-ons;
>   * furthering the Thunderbird cause by constructive contributions to
>     tb-planning; or public relations, including writing blog posts,
>     posting on social media, artwork, etc.
> People working for Mozilla who dedicate time to Thunderbird are also
> eligible.
> This simple rule will spare us any complicated metric, such as “x
> number of patches submitted”, “x bugs submitted” or “x SUMO comments
> written”, etc. If we have missed a group of contributors, or if you
> are unsure if your contribution qualifies, please reach out to the
> Council, or me personally.
> Since we already know the people who are dedicating time, their most
> precious asset, to Thunderbird, we have prepared a preliminary
> electoral roll based on previous years. This is available on the wiki
> <>. Note
> that new additions have the year they were added in parentheses after
> their names, e.g. “(2020)”.
> We ask voters who were previously added to the electoral roll to check
> for themselves whether they still fulfill the criteria mentioned above
> and inform us if they are no longer contributing to the Thunderbird
> project at the required level.
> To reiterate, people who are not on the preliminary electoral roll can
> contact the Council or me and ask to be included, mentioning their
> contribution. The idea is not to make it hard to be on the electoral roll.
> In general, the election process will work as in past years, follow-up
> emails will include more instructions on the exact timeline, but you
> will have until at least July 6, 2020 to be added to the electoral roll.
> The election will be run by a neutral third party who we're still
> planning to line up!
> Thanks,
> Patrick Cloke
> Thunderbird Council member
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