Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced it's ceasing development on Thunderbird; one more version will be released, and it'll be security updates from then on. "Most Thunderbird users seem happy with the basic email feature set. In parallel, we have seen the rising popularity of Web-based forms of communications representing email alternatives to a desktop solution. Given this, focusing on stability for Thunderbird and driving innovation through other offerings seems a natural choice." Makes sense - I mean, there's only so much you can do with something that needs to send and receive mail, and I can't imagine Thunderbird having a lot of users. Strange, almost Microsoftian obtuse announcement, by the way.
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* i realize that most "big projects" as KDE or Gnome, have foundations of itself, but i'm not sure if they have the scale or funding that Mozilla haves (linux i'm sure they don't.)

Every single opensource software that has good funding has some corporation or corporations behind it. And corporations will fund only projects that they intend to use and are useful to them. So KDE or Gnome is way less funded than linux kernel, some RDBMS, some file systems etc.

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