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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

VMware Sued over Alleged Open Source License Violation in Linux - Datamation - 0 views

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    "VMware denies the allegations, which involve its ESXi virtualization hypervisor."
Paul Merrell

VMware to Acquire Zimbra - 1 views

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    PALO ALTO, Calif., January 12, 2010 - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zimbra, a leading vendor of email and collaboration software, from Yahoo! Inc. Zimbra is a leading open source email and collaboration solution with over 55 million mailboxes.  As an independent Yahoo! product division, Zimbra achieved 2009 mailbox growth of 86% overall and 165% among small and medium business customers.
Paul Merrell

Would a VMware Acquisition of Red Hat Go Anywhere? | OStatic - 0 views

  • Is there any chance that virtualization giant VMware might have its eyes on Red Hat as an acquisition? This article reports that "VMware CEO Diane Greene, ousted by her board in July, had set up meetings with Red Hat in part to position VMware as friendly to open source and possibly as a prelude to a buyout discussion, according to a person familiar with the conversations." While both companies have declined to comment, the prospect could make a lot of sense for VMware for several reasons.
  • Maritz would know that what is going on with virtualization offerings is following the same path that software utilities have always followed. They end up free in the operating system. This happened with backup software, file managers, disk defraggers, and countless other utilities. Virtualization is becoming commoditized in this way--expected in the OS.
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