The open-source Apache Solr, rather than Google's own search technology, is powering the All for Good site, which says as much about Google as it does about Solr.
Given the U.S. federal government's widespread adoption of open source, the amazing thing is that it took so long.
The open-source crowd prides itself on diversity, but Linux "desktop" users' search behavior reveals anything but diversity, given its 94 percent "vote" for Google.
The market research suggests that commercialization of open source will make it expensive compared to proprietary solutions, but the facts don't bear out this assertion.
As the open-source search project Lucene grows in credibility and commercialization, it poses a clear and present danger to the proprietary search businesses of Microsoft, Google, Autonomy, and more.
In-Q-Tel invests in open-source enterprise search vendor Lucid Imagination. It's good to see government users supporting the projects they use.
The company, which aims to commercialize the popular Lucene open-source enterprise search technology, attracts a Series A round of venture financing.
Shares of GT Solar, a large supplier of photovoltaic equipment, fell by 15 percent by their second day of trading.