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Yahoo! copyright in iGoogle code

George R [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
7 years ago4,676 views

I was having some trouble with my iGoogle page, so I decided to look at the page's source code. I noticed that there is a comment indicating that a portion of it has a Yahoo copyright. This appears not to be part of an embedded gadget.

Below is that portion of the code.

/* third_party/javascript/yui/grids-igoogle-dummy.css */
/* ===============BEGIN BSD LICENSED PORTION============= */
/*
Copyright (c) 2007, Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.
Code licensed under the BSD License:
developer.yahoo.net/yui/licens ...
version: 2.2.0
*/

#modules .yui-b {
   position:static;
   display:block;
   margin:0 0 1em 0;
   float:none;
   width:auto;
   overflow:hidden;
}
.yui-gb .yui-u {
   float:left;
   margin-left:2%;
   *margin-left:1.895%;
   width:32%;
}
.yui-gb div.first {
   margin-left:0;
}
#modules,.yui-gb {
   zoom:1;
}
/* ===============END BSD LICENSED PORTION============= */

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Yahoo makes available the Yahoo User Interface libraries for anyone to use for free. Google has made frequent use of them in the past. I use the YUI-2 library for one of my websites. Yahoo even encourages people to hotlink to Yahoo's copy if they wish.

The YUI libraries are getting a bit dated now, but five years ago they were state-of-the-art and a great way to get cross-browser compatibility.

developer.yahoo.com/yui/

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