Mozilla may be moving away from its Thunderbird e-mail program to focus entirely on the Firefox browser, PCWorld.com says. In a blog post on Wednesday, Mozilla Corp. CEO Mitchell Baker asked for the community's input as to whether a separate organization should be created to support Thunderbird -- because Mozilla's efforts to develop the open source e-mail application are "dwarfed" by the resources behind Firefox.
Baker set out three possible courses of action:
The third option, he warned, would be "extremely difficult," according to the PCWorld.com story. Nevertheless, that's the option that Thunderbird cofounders Scott MacGregor and David Bienvenu would prefer.
Stay tuned. We'll see what develops.