"As discontent with Microsoft's "business practices" grows, we
have seen unprecedented interest in alternative solutions for
operating systems and applications. As a natural consequence of
this, I have received numerous, or maybe even innumerable requests
for a Linux version of Pegasus Mail. As a corollary to these
requests, I have had a lot of people suggest that I also move to an
Open Source basis for maintaining the Pegasus Mail and Mercury
"In the past, I have taken a cautious 'wait-and-see' approach to
the idea of Open Source. I am now willing to accept that it is a
valid model, and that it is producing some genuinely excellent
packages (such as FireFox, of which I am inordinately fond).
Ideologically, I believe that Open Source and I are a good match,
and I would like to consider going that way..."