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Worried About Zimbra? Fork-edaboutit!

Feb 04, 2008, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])

The VAR Guy: Zimbra Proponents Fear Microsoft-Yahoo Combo

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"When Yahoo acquired Zimbra in September 2007, some Zimbra backers worried Yahoo would mismanage the open source email asset. Fast forward to the present, and some Zimbra proponents have gone from concern to outright panic over Microsoft's bid to acquire Yahoo (and, by attachment, Zimbra).

"The VAR Guy is calling for calm, but Zimbra email fans worry the email platform will suffer harm--or even death--at the hands of Microsoft..."

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ZDNet: If You Don't Like It, Fork It

"One of the big concerns arising from the pending Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo, and of proprietary open source in general, is the fear that a project's owner will abuse its power, even kill a worthwhile project.

"Well, fork that..."

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