Mitchell Baker's memo

Dave Koelmeyer dave.koelmeyer at
Fri Dec 4 11:07:27 UTC 2015

On 04/12/15 23:45, Wayne Mery (Thunderbird QA) wrote:
> 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:
>>>> I've already had two friends ask me questions like "Mozilla is trying
>>>> to...basically kill...Thunderbird?"
>>>> Just anecdotal experience though. :)
>>> Also, 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:
>> <>
> And how ironic that the fate and future of one of the alternatives
> listed is directly dependent on Thunderbird.
> Let the FUD begin.

Well, they'd be stupid not to make as much mileage of this as possible,
irrespective of the facts. I think we need to respond – not directly,
but just something current and public. I'll try to draft a blog post or
at least some collect some points which could perhaps be finessed into

Dave Koelmeyer
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