Why Yahoo Should Keep Zimbra
Zimbra - the open source mail/collaboration vendor acquired by Yahoo in 2007 for $350 million, may now be up for sale. There is no official word yet from Yahoo, but according to a rumor that CNET blogger Matt Asay says he has been able to confirm, virtualization vendor VMware is the likely suitor.
Personally, I don't think Yahoo getting rid of Zimbra is a good thing - for Yahoo at least.
As far as I know, Zimbra's email technology has (in some part) been helping to enhance Yahoo's own core email offerings. With Yahoo now in a deal with Microsoft Bing for search, I see email as a core Yahoo owned and developed service for Yahoo. Sure Yahoo can (and does) have its own seperate email capabilities but Zimbra has raised the bar.