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Why would a Googler use Solr for search?

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.

By Aug. 31, 2009


Open-source Lucene threatens Microsoft, Google enterprise search

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.

By Jul. 16, 2009


CIA invests in open-source enterprise search

In-Q-Tel invests in open-source enterprise search vendor Lucid Imagination. It's good to see government users supporting the projects they use.

By Jun. 22, 2009


Survey: Linux users love Google, ignore Bing

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.

By Aug. 21, 2009


Lucid Imagination conjures up $6 million

The company, which aims to commercialize the popular Lucene open-source enterprise search technology, attracts a Series A round of venture financing.

By Jan. 27, 2009


GT Solar's shares slide following IPO

Shares of GT Solar, a large supplier of photovoltaic equipment, fell by 15 percent by their second day of trading.

By Jul. 25, 2008


WhiteHouse.gov now runs Drupal. What took it so long?

Given the U.S. federal government's widespread adoption of open source, the amazing thing is that it took so long.

By Oct. 26, 2009


Vendors increasingly control leading open-source projects

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.

By Aug. 5, 2009