Proposal for Thunderbird crowdfunding

David Ascher dascher at
Mon Sep 24 23:45:10 UTC 2012

+1 to Kent for pushing on this topic.

as a possibly useful framework for thinking about business models in a way that doesn't get stuck at the level of bookkeeping, I'd like to plug the Business Model Canvas -- it's a fairly simple model that is understandable by non-business folks, in my experience.

I encourage people to read the book (, or missing that, go through the preview (available at the same URL), or failing that, just watch the 2m video:

I don't yet know what business models could work for Thunderbird, not for lack of trying.  But I think we should keep exploring, pushing, discussing, how to make Thunderbird sustainable.


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