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From João Prado <>
Subject Re: Sponsors for full-time Lucene.NET development?
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:46:57 GMT
I'm with Jorg.

If there's any crowdunding to sponsor the project I'll spare some bucks on

2015-02-05 5:15 GMT-02:00 Jörg Lang <>:

> Hi Itmar
> If there was a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter or similar, then
> surely I'd sponsor some $.
> Regards
> Jörg
> ________________________________________
> Von: <> im Auftrag
> von Itamar Syn-Hershko <>
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 5. Februar 2015 00:43
> An:;
> Betreff: Sponsors for full-time Lucene.NET development?
> Hi all,
> (there's a TL;DR in the end)
> Since the last Lucene.NET release the original Lucene project has changed
> drastically - it now supports a lot more search features (like FST
> suggesters, better highlighters, many more powerful queriesm etc), with
> much better performance.
> As you already know, we've been hard at work for some time now to drive
> development for Lucene.NET. We are trying to revive the project, and aiming
> for a 4.8.0 release in the very near future. We are in a very good place
> now - most of the crucial code has already been ported, and most tests are
> now green.
> There's still plenty left to do. Mainly to port some more subprojects +
> their tests, make sure all tests are green (we are using randomized testing
> and have many permutations, so that might take some time), and then start
> optimizing things for the CLR. Future plans also include PCL support,
> better testing, and running natively on Mono, mobile and Azure - among
> other things.
> Once 4.8.0 is done, we will stabilize the codebase and make sure we have
> the tools and methods to keep this project up to date with Java Lucene.
> There's demand for a strong Lucene on the CLR, all we need to do is be able
> to supply.
> While I'm going to continue working on this open-source effort
> unconditionally, I'm slowly realizing the effort required is way more than
> I can currently put. I'm freelancing and need to work on contracts, while
> this project can benefit from at least 2 months of full-time work.
> I'm not quitting - far from that. I'll keep pushing hard until we release,
> and after that as well. But I thought I'd post this open letter to say I'll
> be happy to work on Lucene.NET full-time for a while, if any company would
> like to sponsor that effort. If you are interested in helping - please feel
> free to email me privately.
> I'm also considering a crowd-funding campaign, but admittedly that's even
> harder to pull off.
> We have been wanting to release a more up-to-date version of Lucene.NET for
> a while now, its time to make it happen.
> *TL;DR*: We all want better Lucene.NET, and I'm pushing this effort forward
> unconditionally. I'd like to be able to dedicate more time to the project,
> but as a freelancer that's hard to do. If there are any companies who would
> like to sponsor some of that it will greatly help. I'm also considering a
> crowd-funding campaign.
> Cheers,
> --
> Itamar Syn-Hershko
> | @synhershko <>
> Freelance Developer & Consultant
> Microsoft MVP
> Lucene.NET committer and PMC member

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