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By open-sourcing Mojito, which is an MVC (Model View Controller) framework, Yahoo hopes to build a community of developers and promote adoption. Mojito will be offered under a BSD license and hosted on GitHub. Applications already have been developed with Mojito, such as Yahoo's Livestand, a magazine reader application for the iPad, and the Fantasy Premier League Football game application. Through open-sourcing, Yahoo also wants to develop better standards for high-performance Web applications and mitigate partial connectivity issues.
Developers invited to participate will be those attending the JSConf conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., which is where Yahoo also will formally unveil the open-sourcing of Mojito.