Thunderbird is now under a dedicated Mozilla subsidiary enabling continued development

Written 4 months ago by IanDorfman

Anyone that uses the Thunderbird dedicated email client can both breathe a sigh of relief and rejoice at a promising future as their donations have reversed its previously doomed course into one of growth.

Small Thunderbird iconThunderbird Council Chair Philipp Kewisch shared via a post on Thunderbird's official blog that the application's continued development will be managed from MZLA Technologies Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation. This move to a corporation will allow for more monetization opportunities via partnerships and non-charitable donations. These additional financing avenues will allow for users to rest easy (as far as their wallets are concerned) about the continued development future of their preferred email interface.

Kewisch promises that the migration to MZLA Technologies Corporation will allow for them to "hire more easily, act more swiftly, and pursue ideas that were previously not possible." Kewisch assures that new products and services will be developed and made available from the Thunderbird development team. He ends the announcement post by stating that the future of the email client's development will be communicated to the public "in the coming months."

Further coverage:
The Thunderbird Blog