Joining forces vs. starting from scratch (was Re: Proposal to start a new implementation...)

Jim Jagielski jimjag at
Wed Apr 12 12:00:43 UTC 2017

Well, if future direction depends on the leverage or consumption of 3rd
party FOSS, then licensing compatibility is a major issue that should be

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 6:06 AM, Gervase Markham <gerv at> wrote:

> On 12/04/17 11:04, Matt Harris wrote:
> > I would prefer a license that requires any derivative to be open
> > source.  That is a derivative mail client.  I have no issue with say a
> > JS library being sucked into another project,  with only an attribution.
> Can I suggest, without pointing fingers at anyone in particular, that
> this excellent discussion of Thunderbird's future direction not rathole
> on licensing questions? :-)
> Gerv's First Law of New Projects states that any software project whose
> first output is their own logo is doomed to failure. It might need a
> corollary to incorporate projects which begin with an extended
> discussion of licensing ;-)
> Gerv
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