"One of the interesting aspects of Microsoft's long-running
pursuit of Yahoo has been the potential knock-on effects for open
source. Although the company doesn't make much of the fact, it uses
a lot of free software, and has helped open source projects by
employing some of the top hackers...
"More relevantly for open source, Jeremy Zawodny, one of the top
MySQL experts, and the leading open source evangelist within Yahoo,
has also left..."