Linked by imtiaz on Fri 8th Apr 2011 21:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla announced on Monday that it will reabsorb Mozilla Messaging and integrate it into Mozilla Labs, a team within Mozilla that incubates experimental projects.
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 9th Apr 2011 14:29 UTC
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I cringed when this horrible idea became reality. I saw Mozilla get the new money-hungry leadership, and I watched them scheme to duplicate the once-in-a-lifetime success of Firefox.

And I'm lucky enough to be alive see it fall apart. Rest in pieces, Mozilla Messaging. May you be documented and studied in textbooks as a business spinoff failure.

More likely though it will go down in history as NEVER EXISTED'D

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Nth_Man on Sat 9th Apr 2011 15:55 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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There's another version of the story:
Mozilla needed money for its free projects, Google was giving them money, Google wanted a browser but not an email client (since Google was bringing Gmail), Mozilla kept on developing Firefox but not Thunderbird, Thunderbird was developed since then from Momo. Nowadays Mozilla can get Thunderbird back, since Google brought Chrome and Google mainly helps developing Chrome, not Firefox.

I'm not saying that this is the truth, I don't know what Google and Mozilla have talked in their meetings. I'm just saying that this another version of what happened.

Edited 2011-04-09 15:59 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by OSbunny on Sat 9th Apr 2011 17:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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Yeah its all about the money. They want to wean themselves off Google. But the way they are going about it is not very open web friendly. Instead of relying on google alone for their funding they are branching out to all of the big social networking sites like twitter and facebook. Now you can get your social networking site integrated into both Thunderbird and the rumoured Firefox web browser 5.0 if you are willing to pay well enough. What does this mean for user privacy or choice? I guess it all goes to hell in a hand basket now.

Edited 2011-04-09 17:46 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 9th Apr 2011 23:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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that is exactly what happened, as told by a disabled person

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