Mini-Q&A: Wikipedia Founder Explains New Search Project

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| It's half past noon in San Francisco, but in Bangkok where Wikipedia founder
| Jimmy Wales (pictured right) is currently trying to sleep, it's shortly past
| two in the morning.
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http://blog.wired.com/business/2007/...a-wikiped.html


Related:

What's New in Open Source Search?

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| Preferences for one search engine over another sometimes reach fanatic
| status, as users rely on a favorite search platform to find content. One of
| the leading search product alternatives, according to Mindbridge's Christian,
| is Apache Lucene. ¬*
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| Most open source searching involves a component embedded into a larger
| project, he noted. Similarly, most of the open source projects using full
| text search are built with Lucene as the basis.
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| Wales plans to release some form of a very rough first cut of his new search
| offering by the first of the year. ¬*
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/59172.html


Will Google Be Destroyed By Open Source Search Engines?

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| In May I predicted that Google would probably die not from direct competition
| with a new, direct rival but from competition from an army of tiny, but by
| the challenge posed by thousands specialty search engines and Web apps. ¬*
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| We've seen Technorati and Blinkx beat Google at its newer search initiatives.
| How many more little search engines will we see once Wikia goes live?
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http://www.informationweek.com/blog/...ogle_be_1.html


Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Says He Refuses To Bow To Chinese Officials Like
Google & Yahoo Did.

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| Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales has indicated that he will try to talk with
| China about their decision to block his user-updated online encyclopedia.
| Although Wikipedia‚Äôs content is currently blocked in China, ¬*
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http://www.ceosmack.com/2007/08/04/w...-google-yahoo/
http://tinyurl.com/23o6t6


Wikipedia co-founder to test quality control idea

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| Florence Nibart-Devouard, chair of the board of trustees at the Wikimedia
| Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, said the color-coding idea won widespread
| support from community members attending Wikimania 2007. "We're definitely
| going to support further research and development of this idea," she said. ¬*
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...237369&rid=-50


Human-based search engine looks to hire would-be searchers

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| Mahalo said it is looking for part-time guides who have previous
| experience at Wikipedia, a well-known blog, a social news site or
| a social bookmarking site.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...768654&rid=-50


Search Wikia hires Jabber founder, expands concept

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| Wales announced late last year that he was developing the Search
| Wikia offering. "The basic concept of the search project is that I
| want to create a completely transparent, open-source, freely
| licensed search engine," he said.
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/...rss-linux-news
http://tinyurl.com/387zlj


Planning Lessons the Wiki Way

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| The success of Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia that is maintained
| by volunteers and revised by almost anyone with Internet access, has
| sparked an interest in fostering open source online communities that
| focus on the free sharing of ideas.
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/58576.html


The pedia phenomenon

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| I have decided most critics of Wikipedia miss the point.
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| They focus on the wiki aspect, the idea that many contributors can offer
| their input, and the chance that some of that input is wrong.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1267