Thunderbird and Mozilla (tl;dr - Yes!)

Roland MoCoGmail Tanglao rtanglao at mozilla.com
Mon Oct 5 20:14:49 UTC 2015


yes awesome work Kent. I know it has been frustrating and tedious and a 
long time coming but it  looks like something is happening finally
don't think we can all thank you enough!
...Roland


On 2015-10-05 12:58 PM, Tanstaafl wrote:
> 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.
>>
>> :rkent
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