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

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at elpauer.org
Wed Apr 27 22:50:18 BST 2016

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 2:42 PM, Eike Hein <hein at kde.org> wrote:

> If we were to incubate Thunderbird, it would need to supply really
> really strong answers for how it's going to pull its own weight to
> offset the resource and PR cost.
(Forgot to reply to this)

I am not especially worried about this.

When a company "offloads" an unwanted product or division, the agreement
usually involves money exchanging hands (in this case from Mozilla to KDE)
to pay for the adaptation, initial setup, maybe some developers, etc

I am actually more worried about our ability to manage too many resources.

One of the articles I read about Thunderbird going to some new organization
mentioned the SFC was worried Thunderbird would be one of the biggest, if
not the biggest, project under their umbrella. According to the financial
statement for 2014 (released end of February 2015), they manage around USD
1M and their biggest project is Samba, with USD 177k.


Mozilla, on the other hand, has around USD 137M:


The eV is much smaller than any of those.

Pau Garcia i Quiles
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