Wrong!!When the quiet period ends.... after the IPO, It allowed underwriters and institutional investors in VMWARE to issue reports, views etc on vmware. During The LOCK UP PERIOD, no insider, investor etc are allowed to sell any shares in the company...This period normally ends six months after the IPO.
Quiet period - the time period in which companies are forbidden by the Securities & Exchange Commission to say anything not included in their prospectus which could be interpreted as hyping an offering. Starts the day a company files a S-1 registration statement and lasts until 25 days after a stock starts trading. Intent and effect of quiet period have been hotly debated.
Lock-up period - the time period after an IPO when insiders at the newly public company are restricted by the lead underwriter from selling their shares. Usually lasts 180 days.
MAybe this will clarify it a little. or maybenot since there is some talk about changing the time limits.