It looks like both of Thunderbird’s core developers, Scott MacGregor and David Bienvenu, leave the Mozilla Corporation just after the creation of the new Thunderbird Mail Corporation.
This is strange, and I don’t really see them abandoning their « baby ». I smell a non-corporate-backed fork soon, bringing in fresh blood to our « competition »! ;-)
I wish them good luck for the future.
A few indication about thunderbird’s futur from Tristan Nitot :
I thought for a moment, « what if they join this project », but that thought quickly faded out. I would rather see them create a real competetion than anything bloating claw.
Anonymous: I don’t think they’d do that. Thunderbird and Claws Mail have different goals, and appeal to different people :)