An open-source search engine, open to all to innovate and modify - this will surely place the cat among the proverbials. Its not an idle venture either.
Mitch Kapor, who helped found Lotus Development and the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is founder and president of the Open Source Applications Foundation, certainly agrees. He's thrown his weight behind the project by joining Nutch's nonprofit board, as has Tim O'Reilly, the CEO of O'Reilly & Associates. Brewster Kahle, the visionary behind the Internet Archive, has also lended his support. Nutch is moving its servers to Kahle's high-bandwidth location this weekend, a crucial step toward readying the engine for its public debut.