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From "Robert A. Decker" <dec...@robdecker.com>
Subject Re: User Base
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2002 14:08:15 GMT
Your boss should be very worried about the software being brought into
your projects - not because of security but because of viral licenses. The
GPL is particularly heinous. The apache and FreeBSD licenses are
excellent. Take a look at:
http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a//policy/2001/12/12/transition.html
http://www.apache.org/foundation/licence-FAQ.html

thanks,
rob

http://www.robdecker.com/
http://www.planetside.com/

On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Craig Walls wrote:

> 
> Unofficially, my company is using Lucene for searching for products and projects on
> our web-site. By "unofficially" I mean that while my boss knows that we're using
> Lucene, my boss' boss doesn't know because he's very reluctant to buy into this
> open-source thing. (We've used other OS projects in our own projects as well...it's
> been a "don't ask, don't tell" kinda thing.)
> 
> We launched our new search about 2 weeks ago and it rocks! In the end, we've fully
> met and in many cases exceeded expectations with Lucene, but they just don't know
> that we're using Lucene.
> 
> Rob Outar wrote:
> 
> > All,
> >
> >         I am trying to sell my lead on using this awesome search\indexing engine,
> > but he wants to know the user base for this product.  He wants to be assured
> > that if we choose this products that it will not go away, and that we will
> > have some form of support.  Worst case of course is we do have the source.
> > Anyhow if anyone can let me know what the user base is, or anything that
> > would lead to some assurance for him, I would greatly appreciate it.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rob
> >
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