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VMware Zimbra deal - good for open source? Very Likely

Jan 13, 2010, 10:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Yahoo has reached an agreement to sell its open source Zimbra e-mail collaboration unit to VMware. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but VMware said it expects the deal to close in the first quarter of calendar 2010.

"As part of the deal, Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) will continue to use Zimbra technology in its e-mail and calendar services, while VMware (NYSE: VMW) will acquire all of the intellectual property and technology rights.

"VMware plans to continue to support Zimbra's current open source and commercial efforts, while also integrating Zimbra with the VMware vSphere cloud-based infrastructure."

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