back to article Yahoo! search! results!, recommendations!, ad! flinging! code! is! now! open! source!

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 …

  1. Semtex451 Silver badge
    Happy

    Vespa- It means wasp, it doesn’t mean moped.

    Thanks for that article I learned something

  2. Mark 85 Silver badge

    What? They're going open source instead of monetizing this? I'm stunned...

  3. Florida1920 Silver badge
    Angel

    Just! When! I! Thought! We'd! Seen! The! End! Of!!!!!

    Make it stop! Make it stop!

  4. Steve Knox Silver badge
    Meh

    "Vespa is the single greatest piece of software Yahoo ever built,"

    High praise indeed.

    This post was brought to you by the Sarcasm Standards Institute. If your sarcasm detector registered a 7.3, it is properly calibrated. Have a nice day.

  5. anthonyhegedus Silver badge

    What's a Yahoo! ?

  6. tiggity Silver badge

    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. )

  7. Spacedinvader
    FAIL

    El! Reg! getting! lazy! Yahoo's! !! is! italicised!

  8. Alister Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    Oath, the Verizon-owned parent of Yahoo!, has forsworn control of Yahoo!'s search code

    Well played, that man!

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