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[News] Open Source Search Engine Based on Free Software is Coming

  • Subject: [News] Open Source Search Engine Based on Free Software is Coming
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 01:19:10 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
What's New in Open Source Search?

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| Preferences for one search engine over another sometimes reach fanatic 
| status, as users rely on a favorite search platform to find content. One of 
| the leading search product alternatives, according to Mindbridge's Christian, 
| is Apache Lucene.   
| Most open source searching involves a component embedded into a larger 
| project, he noted. Similarly, most of the open source projects using full 
| text search are built with Lucene as the basis. 
| Wales plans to release some form of a very rough first cut of his new search 
| offering by the first of the year.  



Will Google Be Destroyed By Open Source Search Engines?

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| In May I predicted that Google would probably die not from direct competition 
| with a new, direct rival but from competition from an army of tiny, but by 
| the challenge posed by thousands specialty search engines and Web apps.  
| We've seen Technorati and Blinkx beat Google at its newer search initiatives. 
| How many more little search engines will we see once Wikia goes live? 


Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Says He Refuses To Bow To Chinese Officials Like
Google & Yahoo Did.

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| Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales has indicated that he will try to talk with 
| China about their decision to block his user-updated online encyclopedia. 
| Although Wikipedia’s content is currently blocked in China,  


Wikipedia co-founder to test quality control idea

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| Florence Nibart-Devouard, chair of the board of trustees at the Wikimedia 
| Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, said the color-coding idea won widespread 
| support from community members attending Wikimania 2007. "We're definitely 
| going to support further research and development of this idea," she said.   


Human-based search engine looks to hire would-be searchers

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| Mahalo said it is looking for part-time guides who have previous 
| experience at Wikipedia, a well-known blog, a social news site or 
| a social bookmarking site.


Search Wikia hires Jabber founder, expands concept

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| Wales announced late last year that he was developing the Search
| Wikia offering. "The basic concept of the search project is that I
| want to create a completely transparent, open-source, freely
| licensed search engine," he said.


Planning Lessons the Wiki Way

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| The success of Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia that is maintained
| by volunteers and revised by almost anyone with Internet access, has
| sparked an interest in fostering open source online communities that 
| focus on the free sharing of ideas.


The pedia phenomenon

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| I have decided most critics of Wikipedia miss the point.
| They focus on the wiki aspect, the idea that many contributors can offer 
| their input, and the chance that some of that input is wrong. 


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