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From Jason van Zyl <jvan...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Lucene-dev] jakarta (fwd)
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2001 18:56:34 GMT
Jon Stevens wrote:
> Is the rest of the PMC interested in seeing this happen? (I am and will
> be the PMC sponsor).
> Lucene is a Java based search engine. Current license is LGPL, but Doug
> is willing to switch things over to us. It has a developer community and
> a user base (yes, I have commit status). Doug is a search engine god and
> knows his stuff and this is a really top notch product. Years ago, he
> worked on the vtwin project within Apple and I was an external alpha/beta
> test member of that project as well.
> It will fit in well with Jakarta because this is something that a lot of
> server based projects can use (and already do). Switching the license is
> also a big plus for the code base. Having it under Jakarta will also give
> it more visibility and I'm sure the project will thrive.
> He doesn't really have the time to maintain the project any longer, but
> since there is an active community around it already, brining it within
> Jakarta will bring over those developers and they all want to work within
> Jakarta.
> Watcha think?



Jason van Zyl


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