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Yahoo Serves Mojito to Liven Up the Mobile Web Party

Yahoo has offered its Mojito application framework to the open source community under the BSD license. Mojito is an MVC JavaScript Web application framework built on release 3 of Yahoo's open source JavaScript Yahoo User Interface Library. MVC is a software architecture that isolates the domain logi...

Yahoo Lets FOSS Community Drive Its Traffic Server

In a move that resembles a major food vendor giving away its prize recipe -- minus the secret sauce -- to all of its customers and competitors, Yahoo on Monday donated the source code for its Traffic Server software to the Apache Software Foundation through the Apache Incubator Project. Yahoo hopes ...

Yahoo’s Hadoop to Run Free in the Wild

Although it's struggling against both giant rivals like Google and smaller ones like Microsoft's new search venture Bing, Yahoo is handing over the source code for its version of Hadoop to the community. Hadoop, a top-level Apache project, is an open source distributed file system and parallel execu...

Yahoo’s Zimbra Connects the Campus to the Cloud

The Yahoo-owned open source messaging software firm Zimbra announced Tuesday that it's taking its act into the cloud. Universities and other educational institutions can now access the Zimbra Collaboration Suite via Yahoo's worldwide infrastructure. Formerly, Zimbra was managed by users on-premise; ...

Better Late Than Never, Yahoo Debuts Zimbra-Powered Calendar

Yahoo has unveiled a new dynamic calendar service powered by open source developer Zimbra. Yahoo Calendar offers standard Web 2.0 information-sharing options along with an updated drag-and-drop interface and a handful of unique options. The program is available in beta to Yahoo users as of Wednesday...

Yahoo, HP, Intel Give Ivory Towers a Stairway to the Cloud

Yahoo, HP and Intel are collaborating on an ambitious research endeavor called "Cloud Computing Test Bed" -- designed to support cloud computing research and education at universities. Users will be able to develop and test software, data center management, and hardware associated with cloud comput...

Yahoo Recruits Dev Army With Open Search Move

Its stock price is in free fall and it still faces a potential takeover led by rogue investor Carl Icahn. However, Yahoo can still fire shots across the digital bows of Google and Microsoft; it is inviting third-party developers to use its search technology so they can build their own search engines...

Going Offline With Yahoo’s Zimbra 5.0 Suite

Not quite five months after its acquisition by Yahoo, open source e-mail operator Zimbra Tuesday unveiled its Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0 software. This next-generation product has features for reading mail and creating documents offline from a Web browser. ZCS 5.0 enhancements include offline ac...

Yahoo Adds Its Muscle to OpenID Single Sign-On Standard

Yahoo, with its 248 million active registered users worldwide, has announced that all of them will be able to use their Yahoo IDs as an OpenID to let them eliminate separate IDs and logins at Web sites that support the open, decentralized digital identity framework. "What Yahoo has announced today i...

Open Source Fuels IBM, Yahoo Enterprise Search Engine

IBM and Yahoo on Monday launched an upgraded version of their free OmniFind enterprise search offering. The new IBM OmniFind Yahoo Edition includes some 60 new features and corrects 22 bugs. Designed for use by businesses and other organizations, the no-charge application is installed on a server an...

Ellison Claims Yahoo as Oracle Linux Convert

Yahoo has become Oracle's first big Linux client, Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle, announced this week during a conference call with analysts on the company's third-quarter financial results. Though his company is still in its early days with its Linux support offering, Ellison said...

Yahoo Opening E-Mail Code

Yahoo used its recent "Hack Day" to springboard its opening of substantial chunks of code to software developers, highlighted by the application programming interface of Yahoo's widely-used Web e-mail application. Yahoo said the Web application code release -- aimed at spurring new interfaces and ot...

Yahoo Unveils Toolbar for Firefox Browser

Yahoo today announced the beta release of the Yahoo Toolbar for the Firefox Web browser, giving the Mozilla Foundation's platform what analysts said is an endorsement of the alternative browser that should help it take more market share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer. "The Yahoo Toolbar provides...

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OSGeoLive Distro Opens Doors to Geospatial Worlds

If you ever have considered investigating or working with elements of the geospatial world, check out the latest edition of OSGeoLive. OSGeoLive is a Linux distribution that runs directly from a bootable DVD or USB thumb drive. You also can load a pre-made virtual machine disk file that runs in a VM...

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New OSGeoLive Release Opens Doors to Geospatial Worlds

If you ever have considered investigating or working with elements of the geospatial world, check out the latest edition of OSGeoLive. OSGeoLive is a Linux distribution that runs directly from a bootable DVD or USB thumb drive. You also can load a pre-made virtual machine disk file that runs in a VM...

Capsule8 Launches Linux-Based Container Security Platform

Cybersecurity startup Capsule8 this week announced that it has raised $2.5 million to launch the industry's first container-aware, real-time threat protection platform designed to protect legacy and next-generation Linux infrastructures from existing and potential attacks. CEO John Viega, CTO Dino D...

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Min Browser Muffles the Web’s Noise

Min is a Web browser with a minimal design that provides speedy operation with simple features. When it comes to software design, "minimal" does not mean low functionality or undeveloped potential. If you like minimal distraction tools for your text editor and note-taking applications, that same c...

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Apricity: Slip Into Something More Comfortable

Apricity OS is a great, two-pronged Linux distro that recently reached a milestone that will ensure its continued success. Apricity's first public beta, which was GNOME-only, was released more than a year ago. A choice of either the GNOME or Cinnamon desktops later became available in the monthly de...

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The Peppermint Twist Is Still Cool

The Peppermint operating system is built around a concept not found in most Linux distros. It is a hybrid combination of traditional Linux desktop applications and cloud-based infrastructure. Peppermint 7, the annual update released in June, is a lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu 16.04. It us...

Linux Foundation Badges Aim to Separate Wheat From Chaff

The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative project on Tuesday announced a free badge program to help foster security, quality and stability in open source software projects. Through an online app, the CII lets devs determine whether they're following best practices, generally within an ho...

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