When I was in college, I used Eudora for email and actually carried around a disk to store it all. I still have some of those disks, and going into the mail files with a text editor brings back memories.

Until I started using Gmail for most mail, I was using Mozilla Thunderbird at home, which felt like the logical free extension of Eudora. So, my surprise at this announcement came not from the fact that Qualcomm was giving Eudora to the Mozilla Foundation, but that Eudora still existed. It’ll be interesting to see what results.

Update: Looks like they’re calling it the Penelope project.