July 28, 2007

Wikia Goes The Way of Open Source Search

Author: JT Smith

Look out, Google! Jimmy Wales is coming for you. The founder of Wikipedia is aggressively building out his Wikia effort, a commercial collection of Web sites anyone can edit. One of its key parts? Search.

Today Wikia announced the acquisition of the Grub distributed search project from LookSmart and released the technology under the GPL version 2 open source license. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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