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Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Simon Paquet-2
Hi everyone,

it's really hard for me, but I've decided to resign from my role as
Thunderbird l10n contact as of today (Monday).

Within the last six months it has become clear to me, that I'm not
ableto do the job adequately anymore, as my time has been more and
more occupied with matters related to my private life and my day
job. Therefore I've not been able to dedicate as much volunteer
time to this role as I would have liked or hoped.

I don't want to fill a role any longer, where I'm not satisfied
with my performance and where a motivated person with more time on
his/her hands could really make the difference, that I can't make
anymore.

Right now I'm working on a transition plan with the folks of Mozilla
Messaging. Once a new person takes over, I'll make sure to be
available and help him/her with ramping up in the new role.

If anybody is interested in picking up some or all of this work, we
(meaning Mozilla Messaging or me) would love to talk to you.

I've written up a list of things, that I've performed regularly in
this role to give people an impression of what's involved. The list
is available here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/User:Sipaq#Thunderbird

If you are thinking about taking on this job, let me tell you in
short what makes it so rewarding:
I think being part of a team and being responsible for bringing TB to
new people in new markets is particularly rewarding. When I look back
and see that we had 38 locales with TB2, are now at 52 and have the
potential to reach 80 locales, I see a lot of potential new TB users,
which the l10n coordinator would at affect. Working with so many
different people (localizers, developers, users) is also something
that I've always thrived on.

So please get in touch!

It's been a real pleasure working with all of you
Simon

PS: I will also resign from my different roles in the Calendar
Project. Please see the related thread in mozilla.dev.apps.calendar
for more information.

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Thunderbird l10n blog: http://thunderbird-l10n.blogspot.com
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Re: Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Peter Lairo-3
On Mon. 30.08.2010 14:26, Simon Paquet wrote:
> PS: I will also resign from my different roles in the Calendar
> Project. Please see the related thread in mozilla.dev.apps.calendar
> for more information.

This is a particularly big loss. Calendar badly needs more help, not
less. Anyhow, it's your decision, and I wish you *all the best* in your
future.
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Peter Lairo

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Re: Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Dan Mosedale-2
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  On 8/30/10 5:26 AM, Simon Paquet wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> it's really hard for me, but I've decided to resign from my role as
> Thunderbird l10n contact as of today (Monday).
Thanks so much for your hard work over the years, Simon. You've made a
lot of great stuff happen with the project, and there's better software
in the hands of a lot of users across the world because of your work!

Dan

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Re: Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Pavel Cvrcek (Mozilla.cz)
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Dne 30.8.2010 14:26, Simon Paquet napsal(a):
> it's really hard for me, but I've decided to resign from my role as
> Thunderbird l10n contact as of today (Monday).

Thanks for your work!

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Re: Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Axel Hecht
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Hi all,

I'd like to chime in with a Thanks to Simon.

You have taken quite a bit of work, for quite some time, and I'm not
only thankful for not having to worry about those two of our apps, but
also for a ton of helpful insight and alternative approaches to
localizing mozilla apps, all in the spirit to serve our communities.

"Gutes Gelingen" for the things going on in life and day job to Simon,
and I hope to see you around

Axel

On 30.08.10 14:26, Simon Paquet wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> it's really hard for me, but I've decided to resign from my role as
> Thunderbird l10n contact as of today (Monday).
>
> Within the last six months it has become clear to me, that I'm not
> ableto do the job adequately anymore, as my time has been more and
> more occupied with matters related to my private life and my day
> job. Therefore I've not been able to dedicate as much volunteer
> time to this role as I would have liked or hoped.
>
> I don't want to fill a role any longer, where I'm not satisfied
> with my performance and where a motivated person with more time on
> his/her hands could really make the difference, that I can't make
> anymore.
>
> Right now I'm working on a transition plan with the folks of Mozilla
> Messaging. Once a new person takes over, I'll make sure to be
> available and help him/her with ramping up in the new role.
>
> If anybody is interested in picking up some or all of this work, we
> (meaning Mozilla Messaging or me) would love to talk to you.
>
> I've written up a list of things, that I've performed regularly in
> this role to give people an impression of what's involved. The list
> is available here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/User:Sipaq#Thunderbird
>
> If you are thinking about taking on this job, let me tell you in
> short what makes it so rewarding:
> I think being part of a team and being responsible for bringing TB to
> new people in new markets is particularly rewarding. When I look back
> and see that we had 38 locales with TB2, are now at 52 and have the
> potential to reach 80 locales, I see a lot of potential new TB users,
> which the l10n coordinator would at affect. Working with so many
> different people (localizers, developers, users) is also something
> that I've always thrived on.
>
> So please get in touch!
>
> It's been a real pleasure working with all of you
> Simon
>
> PS: I will also resign from my different roles in the Calendar
> Project. Please see the related thread in mozilla.dev.apps.calendar
> for more information.
>

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Re: Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Ricardo Palomares Martí­nez
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Simon Paquet escribió:
> Hi everyone,
>
> it's really hard for me, but I've decided to resign from my role as
> Thunderbird l10n contact as of today (Monday).
> (...)
> PS: I will also resign from my different roles in the Calendar
> Project. Please see the related thread in mozilla.dev.apps.calendar
> for more information.


While it is possible that other people have different opinions, I'm
sorry to read this. IMHO, you have been very kindly with localizers,
first in Calendar and then in Thunderbird, and I think you've done a
great job during this time. I really hope Mozilla Messaging finds
someone able to replace you.

Best regards,
Ricardo



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Re: Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Cédric Corazza
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Hi Simon,

Well, what more to say after the previous posts...
Thanks for you dedication in l10n matters in Calendar and Thunderbird
projects.
I wish you the best IRL and hope to see you around.

Regards

Cédric

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Re: Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Alan Lord (News)
On 30/08/10 22:22, Cédric Corazza wrote:
> Hi Simon,
>
> Well, what more to say after the previous posts...
> Thanks for you dedication in l10n matters in Calendar and Thunderbird
> projects.
> I wish you the best IRL and hope to see you around.

+1

Alan
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Re: Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Robert Kaiser
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Simon Paquet schrieb:
> it's really hard for me, but I've decided to resign from my role as
> Thunderbird l10n contact as of today (Monday).

> PS: I will also resign from my different roles in the Calendar
> Project.

That's unfortunate, as the community loses a really good guy in you.

But then, you're probably better off in real life, which tends to be a
more friendly and rewarding places than this community theses days anyhow.

Good luck!

Robert

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meant to be offensive but very often as food for thought or possible
arguments that we as a community needs answers to. And most of the time,
I even appreciate irony and fun! :)
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Re: Resignation as Thunderbird l10n contact

Mark Banner-2
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Simon,

Thanks for all your help over the last few years, the reminders to
ensure l10n is on the checklists, the pointers for what to do in bugs,
and all your other work.

Best Wishes,
Mark.

On 30/08/2010 13:26, Simon Paquet wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> it's really hard for me, but I've decided to resign from my role as
> Thunderbird l10n contact as of today (Monday).
>
> Within the last six months it has become clear to me, that I'm not
> ableto do the job adequately anymore, as my time has been more and
> more occupied with matters related to my private life and my day
> job. Therefore I've not been able to dedicate as much volunteer
> time to this role as I would have liked or hoped.
>
> I don't want to fill a role any longer, where I'm not satisfied
> with my performance and where a motivated person with more time on
> his/her hands could really make the difference, that I can't make
> anymore.
>
> Right now I'm working on a transition plan with the folks of Mozilla
> Messaging. Once a new person takes over, I'll make sure to be
> available and help him/her with ramping up in the new role.
>
> If anybody is interested in picking up some or all of this work, we
> (meaning Mozilla Messaging or me) would love to talk to you.
>
> I've written up a list of things, that I've performed regularly in
> this role to give people an impression of what's involved. The list
> is available here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/User:Sipaq#Thunderbird
>
> If you are thinking about taking on this job, let me tell you in
> short what makes it so rewarding:
> I think being part of a team and being responsible for bringing TB to
> new people in new markets is particularly rewarding. When I look back
> and see that we had 38 locales with TB2, are now at 52 and have the
> potential to reach 80 locales, I see a lot of potential new TB users,
> which the l10n coordinator would at affect. Working with so many
> different people (localizers, developers, users) is also something
> that I've always thrived on.
>
> So please get in touch!
>
> It's been a real pleasure working with all of you
> Simon
>
> PS: I will also resign from my different roles in the Calendar
> Project. Please see the related thread in mozilla.dev.apps.calendar
> for more information.
>

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