Thunderbird Discussions with Mozilla (was Marketing Module)

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at
Thu Jan 8 03:43:16 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:07 PM, Kent James <kent at> wrote:

> On 1/7/2015 2:51 PM, Axel Grude wrote:
>> I think it's all good,  can we somehow give our unanimous thoughts on
>> that it would be good to stay under the Mozilla organization and its core
>> values on a free (as in freedom) and open Web? I feel it is important to
>> state that the community hasn't lost faith with the main Mozilla mission
>> and that we think that the larger Firefox community and the smaller
>> Thunderbird community can both thrive and gain from collaboration. I can't
>> put it into great words but I hope you know what I mean.
>> Axel
>>  The overwhelming majority of the Thunderbird community wants to remain
> part of Mozilla (I would hesitate to say unanimous about this or virtually
> any other issue) so the next round of discussions is about clarifying our
> position within the Mozilla umbrella. This is not a trivial point however,
> and it is important to let Mozilla know that we are happy to be part of
> Mozilla and expect to remain so.

Can we ascertain how long Mozilla would commit to continue investing in
TB's tooling and infrastructure? Clearly there were already some promises
made in terms of staffing that were not kept very long.
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