Stepping down from Thunderbird activities

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at
Fri Oct 17 10:42:21 UTC 2014

I for one would like to thank you for everything you have done, and wish
you well in your future endeavors.

And, I also apologize for any harsh words I may have aimed your way over
the years (bug discussions, etc) due to my passion for Thunderbird and
stubborn pig-headedness...


On 10/16/2014 6:51 PM, Mark Banner <mbanner at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've decided that it is time for me to step down from my Thunderbird 
> activities, and as module owner of Thunderbird.
> Although Thunderbird is a great email client, and I believe it fills a 
> gap for which there is no alternative, I've come to realise that I no 
> longer have the passion nor desire to continue my activities at the 
> levels I have been. Hence my decision to step down.
> At this time, I'm not planning to continue as an active contributor, but 
> in the short to mid term, I'll still be around for questions etc.
> At this time, I have no nominated replacement however, with the various 
> discussions about the future and the governance structures, I think this 
> should factor into those - which is why I wanted to send this before 
> tomorrow's discussions at the work week.
> Whilst I'm stepping down, I would like to ensure there's a clean 
> handover of my activities to other folks in the community - I'm not 
> immediately stopping everything, but I would like to start handing over 
> and winding down gradually. I'll be aiming to put out some more 
> information about some of these next week. I'll still be around to ask 
> questions, advice etc.
> Regards
> Mark

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