Mitchell Baker's memo

Wayne Mery (Thunderbird QA) vseerror at lehigh.edu
Fri Dec 4 10:45:42 UTC 2015


On 12/4/2015 5:31 AM, Dave Koelmeyer wrote:
>
>
> On 02/12/15 10:14, Dave Koelmeyer wrote:
>>
>> On 2015-12-02 04:02, Patrick Cloke wrote:
>>
>>> Maybe not quite "Thunderbird is dead", but a bit of a sensational-ized
>>> post is on Hacker News: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10654861.
>>> I've already had two friends ask me questions like "Mozilla is trying
>>> to...basically kill...Thunderbird?"
>>>
>>> Just anecdotal experience though. :)
>>>
>> Also https://twitter.com/fjdekermadec/status/671509421407780866, and
>> this is what I'm getting at – not "this has been in train for some
>> time and the post contains nothing new for those in the know". From an
>> end-user view I doubt many people are going to dig into the detail,
>> and I strongly suspect this is going to be spun from some quarters
>> (including competing products) as Thunderbird is dead/dying/being
>> killing and such. A updated blog post perhaps stating and summarising
>> some facts (e.g. "we're here, we're growing, we've pushed out n
>> releases since being community driven and will continue to do so")
>> could be useful to deflect this and reassure folks who use the product.
>>
>
> Well that didn't take long:
>
> <http://www.getmailbird.com/the-best-mozilla-thunderbird-alternatives-for-windows/#.VmEla2N4iGQ.twitter>http://www.getmailbird.com/the-best-mozilla-thunderbird-alternatives-for-windows/
>

And how ironic that the fate and future of one of the alternatives 
listed is directly dependent on Thunderbird.

Let the FUD begin.




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