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Mozzarella Foundation dumps Thunderbird

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Fri Jul 27 2007, 10:57
THE MOZZARELLA Foundation has decided to spin off its email program Thunderbird so that its developers can concentrate on Firefox.

Mozzarella Corporation CEO Mitchell Baker has announced that Thunderchicken is to move to a "new, separate organizational setting" which in English means that it might be thrown out of the organisation.

Baker said that there are three possible options for Thunderbudgie including setting up a new non-profit organisation to run it.

The second option is to create a new subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation for Thunderbird, which would keep the Mozilla Foundation involved. The last option is to recast Thunderbird as community project, similar to SeaMonkey.

The reason for the change is that the Mozzarella Foundation wants to allocate its limited resources to Firebadger. If the organisation is too closely involved with Thunderduck it will be starved of resources Baker said.

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