Om Malik reports that Toni Schneider, the VP in charge of the Yahoo Developer Network and, according to Malik, also helped with the Konfabultor (Yahoo Widgets) acquisition and in helping Yahoo to "flickrize", is leaving Sunnyvale to be the CEO of start-up named Automattic, a company that is set to offer blogging services. Om's exclusive is confirmed by Toni with additional info on his own blog.
Postscript: David Mandelbrot is another Yahoo VP who recently left the company. Mandelbrot was the vice president of search content. He left the company in early November. He worked on numerous projects including Creative Commons search and Yahoo's membership in the Open Content Alliance.