VMware Zimbra deal - good for open source? Very Likely
Jan 13, 2010, 10:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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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
"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."