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From "Dyer, James" <>
Subject RE: Welcome James Dyer
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:12:40 GMT
A couple years ago I was told we were going to be adding tons of new docs to Search and we
needed to do so low-cost.  Only problem, our search vendor licensed their product by the document,
making the low-cost goal impossible.

I had seen Solr mentioned in the footnote of a book somewhere and thought maybe it was worth
looking into.  What I didn't realize is that switching to Solr would mean better performance,
cheaper hardware, easier configuration and a lot more flexibility.

Better yet, it turned out we wouldn't lose functionality with the switch.  I just needed to
apply a few patches.  But then there were just a few little things I couldn't find a patch
for, so I subscribed to the dev-list and started doing what I could.  All I can say is working
on open source is so much better than calling the vendor and having them say "nope, it can't
do that.  But we can file a feature request for you."  

The work you all do on this project is truly amazing.  Thank you for letting me have a little
bigger part in it as well.

James Dyer
E-Commerce Systems
Ingram Content Group
(615) 213-4311

-----Original Message-----
From: Grant Ingersoll [] 
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 7:08 AM
Subject: Welcome James Dyer

I'm pleased to announce the PMC has elected James Dyer to be a committer on the project and
he has agreed to join.  

Welcome aboard, James!

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