Thunderbird and Mozilla (tl;dr - Yes!)
tanstaafl at libertytrek.org
Mon Oct 5 19:58:10 UTC 2015
I personally will welcome our benevolent MoFo overlords...
Thank you sooooo much for your dedication and hard work on behalf of
your fellow Thunderbirders Kent!
On 10/5/2015 3:39 PM, R Kent James <kent at caspia.com> wrote:
> We've had a lot of discussions within the Thunderbird community about
> our need for a long-term legal and financial home. Even while I have
> investigated other options, most of us really preferred to stay with
> Mozilla if possible.
> In the last couple of weeks, I've had some significant conversations
> with Mark Surman (Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation) about
> the possibility of establishing Thunderbird as a project under MoFo. I'm
> pleased to report that it looks like this is going to move forward. That
> will mean Thunderbird will have a financial home within MoFo where we
> can receive contributions, and manage Thunderbird project expenses. Mark
> is also seriously looking at getting MoFo staff assistance in putting
> together an end-of-year donation campaign for Thunderbird, using our
> in-product start page, as we have discussed for the last year or so.
> He's also looking at establishing a point person within Mozilla
> (possibly in the participation team) that will have responsibility for
> looking out for Thunderbird interests in Mozilla.
> It's not a done deal yet, but it looks highly probable that it will
> happen. We're planning to get together in Toronto at the end of October
> to discuss more details.
> Overall, I'm delighted, and looking forward to a long-term, vibrant
> future for the Thunderbird project under the Mozilla umbrella.
More information about the tb-planning