Vespa- It means wasp, it doesn’t mean moped.
Thanks for that article I learned something
Oath, the Verizon-owned parent of Yahoo!, has forsworn control of Yahoo!'s search code, known as Vespa, and turned it into an open-source project. Having nothing at all to do with scooters, the software provides a way to query structured and unstructured data, to organize and rank results, and to write data at scale. It's a …
It's a shame Yaoo! lost their way, they (amongst the dross) did some good stuff. I fondly remember their maps APIs that for a long time were way better than MS & Google (especially if you wanted to do server side stuff rather than JS browser based maps), & things like Flickr are still a great image resource (good stuff such as allowing people to set image "rights" so it was nice and easy to see what images could be used with attribution, for non commercial use, needed payment etc. )
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