Summary of issues for new legal home for Thunderbird

Mark Rousell mark.rousell at
Mon Oct 3 16:05:46 UTC 2016

On 03/10/2016 09:23, Gervase Markham wrote:
> I don't think this is a question which can be answered in the abstract.
> It depends on how close the cultural fit is with the organization in
> question and, if the fit is not perfect, how much flex there is, and in
> the inflexible areas, whether people are willing to tolerate a change.
> Particularly given that six months have now gone by, I would advise
> against spending time considering this theoretical question, and instead
> spend time comparing the actual concrete options available to you, in
> the understanding that no option is a panacea.
> I think that both TDF and SFC are good enough options that there is no
> case to go back to Mozilla and say "we can't find anything that works".
> Therefore, you should look at the specific pros and cons of TDF and say
> "is this, as a package, better than being basically independent but with
> someone else handling the charity admin (i.e. SFC)?". That is the
> question before you.

Whilst I do not feel I can comment in direct response to Kent's message,
it seems to me that Gervase has successfully clarified the key issues. I
think he has seemingly identified clear next steps.

Mark Rousell

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