Enterprise Open Source News Roundup – 01 Feb 08

Mergers and acquisitions made the news again this week which, given the Microsoft-Yahoo bid, is like saying the Biblical flood was an interesting weather event. Best MSFT-YHOO one-liner, again from Kara Swisher of Wall Street Journal‘s BoomTown: “And while it’s never over until it’s over, let me just say, for Yahoo, it’s over.”The deal has open source implications too, such as: what becomes of Zimbra? Some opinions:

We’ll blog more on the current open source M&A boom next week. But what’s your take? Do you think consolidation among open source projects helps or hinders adoption by enterprise open source users? Post your comments below.