Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/27/open_season_episode_3/

Yahoo!'s insanity over Zimbra and Google's plan to rule open source code

Oh yes. It's Open Season

By Ashlee Vance

Posted in Open Season, 27th September 2007 06:32 GMT

Audio What in heaven's name was Yahoo! thinking by purchasing Zimbra for a stunning $350m? Well, Matt Asay, Dave Rosenberg and I cover everything you could ever want to know about this deal in Episode 3 of Open Season. Insight? Hilarity? Ego-fueled punditry? Yep, it's all there.

If Zimbra's not your thing, that's just fine.

We also discuss Google's super-secret project that may or may not be happening around creating a new open source software licensing model. It's a rich stance for a company that sucks down way more open source code than it puts back, but then Google is rich - and how. The fresh dish of Open Season also looks at Microsoft's woes with Europe and MuleSource's new On Demand offering.

As usual, those of you who want to skip the punditry can head to section two of the broadcast where we try and talk about things that are actually helpful for open source businesses. That section kicks off at about Minute 37.

You'll find the complete show notes below and can, as always, send feedback to software at theregister.com. I've seen the show stats and know that there are thousands and thousands of you tuning into the show. We'd really like to get some more feedback from you people, so that the show meets your needs. So, please speak up!

Open Season - Episode 3

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Thus Spoke Zimbrarichstra

Microsoft vs. The World - Oh, okay - vs. Socialist Europe

Google to Change the World with New Open Source License

Shot of a Mule standing on a cloud

Mule on a Cloud

Mule On Demand

Part 2: Open Source Business Advice - Minute 37

Thanks for your ears. ®