[kde-community] [Kde-pim] A new home for Mozilla Thunderbird at KDE?

Volker Krause vkrause at kde.org
Wed Apr 27 12:08:33 BST 2016

On Wednesday 27 April 2016 11:36:27 Daniel Vrátil wrote:
> On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:03:43 PM CEST Jos van den Oever wrote:
> > Hello KDE-ers,
> > 
> > Mozilla Thunderbird is looking for a new home [1]. They are evaluating a
> > number of options. KDE was not in the initial list of options, but I think
> > KDE and Thunderbird would be an excellent fit.
> > 
> > This mail goes to kde-community at kde.org and to a number KDE members that
> > work on email. Please respond to kde-community to keep the thread on one
> > place.
> > 
> > I would like to hear what you think about the idea of Mozilla Thunderbird
> > joining KDE next to KMail, Kontact, Kube, and Trojita. I think we can all
> > benefit from being in one community and infrastructure.
> Hi,
> I like the idea of having Thunderbird in KDE. It shows that we are an open
> community and welcoming towards "outside" projects and of course it would be
> also a good PR for both sides.
> From KDE PIM point of view (but speaking just for myself, not for the team)
> I don't see any conflicts there. We don't have much to share with them
> (probably except for hate of obsolete email protocols), but there are
> certainly things we can learn from each other. As was mentioned elsewhere
> already, having Thunderbird in KDE can only foster (friendly) competition
> between the email clients, which I think would be much welcomed and can
> help push both projects forward.

I agree with Dan. I also don't see this as a problem from the KDE PIM point of 

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