[kde-community] [Kde-pim] A new home for Mozilla Thunderbird at KDE?

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Wed Apr 27 22:09:11 BST 2016

El dimecres, 27 d’abril de 2016, a les 13:35:41 CEST, Frederik Schwarzer va 
> Hi,
> I share Eike's concerns about the extra workload for our sysadmins and I
> think they should definitely have a word in this.
> While a welcoming atmosphere is a great goal and should be strived for
> in general, technical issues should be handled as such.
> So I guess we need to ask concrete questions like:
> - what do the Thunderbird developers expect from their future host and
> can we deliver that?
> - what are the costs in terms of manpower on our side?
> - are our sysadmins willing to let a bunch of contractors paid by
> Mozilla run through our infrastructure and tell them what to do and how?

As far as i understand it, there would not be any contractor paid by Mozilla 
since Thunderbird wouldn't be Mozilla anymore, no?


> - do the possible changes increase daily maintenance workload after the
> contractors left?
> - how much of our infrastructure can Thunderbird actually benefit from?
>   ... or rather, are they willing to benefit from it at all? I have
> Translations in mind. Will they switch to our way of doing things or
> will they be an encapsulated project within KDE?
> In short: this should not solely be a community decision but a technical
> one as well.
> Regards,
> Frederik
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