Mozilla Messaging (formally MailCo) officially launched yesterday with little more than a website. The site is full of big-picture hand wavery, like “improve the experience of people communicating.” They have no details about how they plan to reach these ideals, or any quantitative explanation of problems within the current experience.
What is most interesting about Mozilla Messaging is they have a three-executive board for a four-engineer (+ one intern) company. That strikes me as a little top-heavy, especially for a “we have no idea what we’re going to do” company. These types of make-something-better ideas tend to be more successful when driven from the ground, but we’ll see.
While I hope they are able to come through with their promises, I don’t see anything thus far that makes me think they’ll have any more impact than everyone else wanting to change the world.