In the midst of searching for a new CEO, Yahoo is also still going about its business. To that end, CNET's Stephen Shankland reports, the company is releasing its BrowserPlus software as open source. The move was to be expected, really, since Google Gears is already open source, Shankland says.
Lloyd Hilaiel made the announcement in a Yahoo blog:
Openness is a key initiative and a major theme for Yahoo! this year and beyond, and open sourcing BrowserPLus is part of that commitment. In 2008, Yahoo! has released Y!OS 1.0 and opened Search with powerful, potentially disruptive tools like BOSS and SearchMonkey.
And the company will open even more programs in the future, he said.