Baker: Thunderbird: Stability and Community Innovation
[Development] Posted Jul 9, 2012 21:17 UTC (Mon) by ris
Lizard wrangler Mitchell Baker reports
on the future of Thunderbird. "Once again we’ve been asking the question: is Thunderbird a likely source of innovation and of leadership in today’s Internet life? Or is Thunderbird already pretty much what its users want and mostly needs some on-going maintenance?
Much of Mozilla’s leadership — including that of the Thunderbird team — has
come to the conclusion that on-going stability is the most important thing,
and that continued innovation in Thunderbird is not a priority for
Mozilla’s product efforts... As a result, the Thunderbird team has developed a plan that provides both stability for Thunderbird’s current state and allows the Thunderbird community to innovate if it chooses."
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