April 5, 2011

Thunderbird Returns to Nest as Mozilla Messaging Rejoins Mozilla

Mozilla decided to spin off Thunderbird in 2007 to form an independent organization that came to be known as Mozilla Messaging. In an unexpected reversal, Mozilla announced on Monday that it will reabsorb Mozilla Messaging and integrate it into Mozilla Labs, a team within Mozilla that incubates experimental projects.

The move to bring Mozilla Messaging back into Mozilla proper was motivated by a desire to work more closely on communication technologies. Mozilla wants to offer some contact management and social networking capabilities in future versions of Firefox—an agenda that suggests an obvious opportunity for collaboration with Mozilla Messaging.

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