Mozilla Preparing to Disown Thunderbird

by admin July 26, 2007 at 7:20 pm

Mozilla’s CEO says the Firefox browser is the priority over its stand-alone e-mail client.

Mozilla is about to disown Thunderbird, its stand-alone e-mail client, the company’s CEO has disclosed.

In a posting to her blog Wednesday, CEO Mitchell Baker said that Mozilla’s first priority is, and will continue to be, its open-source browser, Firefox. “As a result, Mozilla doesn’t focus on Thunderbird as much as we do browsing and Firefox and we don’t expect this to change in the foreseeable future,” said Baker.

Thunderbird’s community, which includes a large number of unpaid programmers, should be cut loose “to determine its own destiny,” she said.

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