Wihle Jeremy and I have playfully jousted in the past, I have nothing but respect for Jeremy — to the point where we joked for April Fool’s Day a couple years ago about switching blogs. I’ve enjoyed being on search panels with him before, and he’s been a fantastic communicator on Yahoo’s behalf. I picked up several blogging tips from listening to him, including how to avoid getting a “talking to” by your company. The secret, according to Jeremy’s presentation a few years ago, was not to talk much about your CEO.
I think a ton of good karma will follow Jeremy wherever he goes next. It sounds like it has something to do with open-source, which is great for him and (I’m guessing) for open-source as well. My hunch has always been that Jeremy pushed hard for Yahoo’s open strategy behind the scenes, and I hope that Yahoo continues that effort. Jeremy, good luck in whatever comes next, and keep us posted!