Eudora E-mail Program Reborn as Open Source

After Qualcomm Inc. stopped selling Eudora, a pioneering e-mail program named after author Eudora Welty, in May of this year, it did not simply lay the program to rest in the collective digital graveyard of abandoned projects, but donated Eudora to the open-source community. And who better to pick up Eudora's development than the Mozilla Foundation, maker of the popular Firefox web browser? On August 31 the Mozilla Foundation started distributing a test open-source version of Eudora though the foundation is not yet promoting the product on its home page. The new version of Eudora is being developed under the code name Penelope and is available on the Web at http://wiki.mozilla.org/Penelope. Mozilla has said it plans to develop both Eudora and Thunderbird.

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