Will the last smart person to leave Yahoo please turn out the lights?
Back when Microsoft was ready to swallow Yahoo our own Matt Asay suggested it could be a great deal for open source, given Yahoo's extensive open source strategy.
While the company still insists it is transforming itself into an open and social platform from the inside out, there is now a serious question over who is executing the strategy. And over just what kind of company Yahoo sees itself as.
It's clear that the "portal" strategy so beloved of Wall Street a decade ago was wrong. By concentrating on search, which is what counts, Google blew by Yahoo and never looked back.