But now that the dust has settled, other questions beyond "why" remain. Dr. Mendel Rosenblum, VMware's co-founder and Chief Scientist is also Diane Greene's husband. What happens here? Will the VMware "idea guy" remain with the company after it executed the order to remove his wife and business partner? And what about the other executives who have served with Greene? What will they do next?
In what direction will Maritz take the company? With Microsoft's new play in this market, is this the right time for an executive and leadership change at VMware?
Already, the changing of the guard has taken place on VMware's Web site. Diane Greene is no longer listed as President and CEO, and oddly enough she is no longer listed as a co-founder of the company either.
And now, I suppose we wait and watch.
** UPDATE **
Thanks to Rupert for commenting and letting me know, Diane Greene has been added back to the list of Co-Founders under the Company Leadership page on VMware.com.