Thunderbird and Mozilla (tl;dr - Yes!)

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at
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> 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.
> :rkent

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