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Mozilla Thunderbird Features Summary

Saturday December 6th, 2003

David Tenser writes: "What's so good about Mozilla Thunderbird anyway? I've written a document covering the most important reasons to use Thunderbird as your default mail and news client. As always, I appreciate feedback and I'm sure there are many features I've missed."


#23 Re: ACCESSIBILITY

by jgraham

Monday December 8th, 2003 8:14 AM

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Although, unless they have a patent on the system (or mozilla.org has a contract with AOL), there's no legal reason that Mozilla couldn't implement it. As far as I understand it, trade secrets are just that - secrets. If you can discover those secrets, for example, by reverse engineering, there's nothing that the company can do to prevent you from utilising that knowledge. In this particular case, I guess non-disclosure clauses from ex-Netscape employees would also limit who could work on the code. Of course that doesn't mean you can expect to see netscape webmail support in Mozilla anytime soon, just that the situation isn't quite as bad as has been made out.