The Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client is discussing refocusing their internal resources in a new direction and possibly relying more heavily upon the global community to provide leadership and innovation for the project. There is speculation this is motivated by a desire to drop Desktop software and code only for “cloud” (Internet server) based services. I am not comfortable with leaving all my private corporate e-mail on someone else’s “cloud” server as web mail, so I am not sure how I feel about this. TBird is included in most Linux Distros as the email client. Other posts mentioning this topic were seen here http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/06/so-thats-it-for-thunderbird/ and here http://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2012/07/06/thunderbird-stability-and-community-innovation/.