MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mozilla Messaging, the
new mail focused subsidiary of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, today
announced that it has begun operations.
The initial focus for Mozilla Messaging is the development of
Thunderbird 3, which will deliver significant improvements, notably
integrated calendaring, better search and enhancements to the overall user
experience. Thunderbird is a free, open source email application that is
used by millions of people around the world and is built using the same
open source development model as the award-winning Mozilla Firefox Web
Mozilla Messaging has staffed a small product development team who will
work as part of a community of contributors from around the world.
"We're excited to renew the focus of our open source community on the
future of Thunderbird," said David Ascher, CEO, Mozilla Messaging. "Every
one of us is committed to building a great email product that people will
love to use and that serves as the foundation for choice in a critical area
of Internet software."
Mozilla Messaging is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla
Foundation. The board of directors consists of David Ascher, CEO, Mozilla
Messaging; Christopher Beard, VP and General Manager, Mozilla Labs; and
Marten Mickos, CEO of open source database vendor MySQL AB.
"Thunderbird email is a vital part of the Mozilla project which brings
freedom to hundreds of millions of internet users worldwide," said Marten
Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB. "By joining the board of Mozilla Messaging, I hope
to help the world communicate better."
For more information, please see the FAQ and the following blog post
from David Ascher:
David Ascher's blog post:
Mozilla is a global community dedicated to building free, open source
products and technologies that improve the online experience for people
everywhere. We work in the open with a highly disciplined, transparent and
cooperative development process, under the umbrella of the non-profit
Mozilla Foundation. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Mozilla Messaging
organizes the development and marketing of email and communications
products, including the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. For more
information, visit http://www.mozillamessaging.com.