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    Yann2 is offline Active Member
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    Default MS offering to buy Yahoo ???

    Microsoft just offered 45B$ for yahoo.
    I hope you know the *level* of disappointment we would be in with our Zimbra purchase if this happens. Let's keep finger crossed. I'd love to hear what you, Zimbra guys, think of this...

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    Default MS offering to buy Yahoo ???

    Guys i was taking in my daily tech news when i came across this article that MS (microsoft) has offtered to by Yahoo...

    Now if this does happen, what would happened to us FOSS users ??? I know yahoo didnt change anything about Zimbra ... but i know MS is different...

    hrm..

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    Thumbs down Microsoft is here....

    What now....?
    Invest on Zimbra deployment as a (real) alternative to Exchange...??? I'm not sure.
    Less expensive, more productive, based on standards.....until when?

    I also cross my fingers...

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    Default MS buys Yahoo? We want Zimbra GPLed NOW!

    Hello,

    These rumours about ms buying Zimbra are very scary. There is NO way that ms would support software for Ubuntu, Solaris or other Windows concurrents. There is NO way that ms would continue support for Zimbra.
    There is no way a company forks Zimbra under the current license.

    We are a paying customer, for 8 months now. We are very scared of having done the mistake of our lives, as we are just 80% complete in our migration.

    The only way to have Zimbra continue to live is to have ZImbra GPLed.

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    The OSS version of Zimbra is just that, Open Source. Whatever happens there should be no change in that status.
    Regards


    Bill


    Acompli: A new adventure for Co-Founder KevinH.

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    Default What with Zimbra if it becomes part of Microsoft

    Just in: Microsoft! bids! $44.6bn! for! Yahoo!

    What will happen with Zimbra if this deal goes trough?
    I have invested in Zimbra quite a large amount of time and risked my reputation here in the company were we use it. I feel at the moment very frustrated!


    Ben

    Link to the news: iTWire - Microsoft offers $44 billion for Yahoo!
    Last edited by bvdbrand; 02-01-2008 at 05:41 AM.

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    k.. was just wondering.. .since i dont know off hand of any "free" enteprise product from MS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yann2 View Post
    Hello,

    These rumours about ms buying Zimbra are very scary. There is NO way that ms would support software for Ubuntu, Solaris or other Windows concurrents. There is NO way that ms would continue support for Zimbra.
    There is no way a company forks Zimbra under the current license.

    We are a paying customer, for 8 months now. We are very scared of having done the mistake of our lives, as we are just 80% complete in our migration.

    The only way to have Zimbra continue to live is to have ZImbra GPLed.
    I'm completely with your thoughts.
    In our case we are orienting our customers to migrate from Exchange to Zimbra....And we are on a test transition with one of them. Imagine what this would means for us.
    I'm really worried about that.

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    this is pretty horrifying prospect for zimbra. i can't see M$ not killing zimbra given its nature in the marketplace.

    please, please, please, please zimbra remove the attribution clauses from the opensource version. please. please. please.

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    The first think I though of when I read the headline was, Uh oh, what's going to happen to Zimbra, the BEST alternative to exchange...

    Only time can tell...

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