Today I learned that Yorba went under. Which sucks. Several of us were aware that Yorba was bleeding money for quite some time, but nobody knew that they actually officially called it quits. In fact, I tried reaching out to +Jim Nelson
when we were in SF for WestCoast Summit. Now, I guess I know why I didn't hear back.
As you all know, we ship the mail client Geary which was developed by Yorba. We had some design disagreements with the direction they started going and the version we ship in Freya is actually pretty heavily patched. So while it's unfortunate that Yorba isn't around anymore, there's opportunity to be had here.
Today, I registered a new Launchpad project for Pantheon Mail and started working on some small branches. +Nathan Dyer
has started working on re-applying his patches from Freya to the latest trunk. I'm really interested in cleaning up some of the complexity that came as a result of trying to support Unity and older versions of Gtk.
Anyways, if you ever thought about conributing to Geary development, you can come join us at https://code.launchpad.net/pantheon-mail