Yahoo allows outsiders to innovate on Yahoo e-mail
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| The move to open up the underlying code of Yahoo Mail -- used by 257
| million people -- is designed to spark development of thousands of new
| e-mail applications built not only by Yahoo engineers but by outside
| companies and individuals.
| Chad Dickerson, head of the Sunnyvale company's software developer
| relations program, said he believed that the open approach to programming
| represented the biggest single Web software ever to be opened up for
| public development.