Fwd: Re: Thunderbird Project as 3rd-year Engineering Group Project

Joshua Cranmer 🐧 pidgeot18 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 20:51:36 UTC 2016

On 2/12/2016 12:25 PM, Jim wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 6:31 PM, Dave Koelmeyer 
> <dave.koelmeyer at davekoelmeyer.co.nz 
> <mailto:dave.koelmeyer at davekoelmeyer.co.nz>> wrote:
>     Also, businesses using Google for Work at scale have presumably
>     already
>     been sold on the pros of using a webmail client, so I don't know how
>     attractive having a desktop client that works with Gmail actually
>     would
>     be here to those organisations. Implementing missing standards support
>     (e.g. CardDAV) for those businesses not using Gmail would be a better
>     use of resources, in my opinion.
> I have very little interest in helping Thunderbird to become a better 
> enterprise email client. To my knowledge, no business has ever 
> provided actual resources to Thunderbird (aside from Mozilla, of 
> course), and the only non-Mozilla people who have ever contributed 
> were doing so in their own free time. I'm happy to be proven wrong, of 
> course.

LDAP code was largely written by Sun and maybe Red Hat as well. I think 
Red Hat was largely responsible for some of the S/MIME stuff, and the 
vCard code has a license block that mentions Apple, AT&T, IBM, and Siemens.

Joshua Cranmer
Thunderbird and DXR developer
Source code archæologist

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