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As Yahoo Trims Down, Open Source Contributions Could Pick Up

Apr 05, 2012, 19:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

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"Today, the news is out that Yahoo is planning 2,000 job cuts as its new CEO Scott Thompson (formerly President of PayPal) works to streamline the company. "Today's actions are an important next step toward a bold, new Yahoo -- smaller, nimbler, more profitable and better equipped to innovate," Thompson announced. What a lot of people don't realize is that many innovative initiatives and platform tools that Yahoo has leveraged over the years either were originally or became open source projects. As Yahoo slims down, we're likely to see some of its core technologies released as open source."

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