Wales, Wikia, Search, Grub

Jimmy Wales' Wikia has bought Grub and open sourced it. Om has a good write up that includes this quote: “Search is part of the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet. And, it is currently broken,” Wales said back in December 2006, when Wikia launched Search Wikia effort. “Why is…

Jimmy Wales’ Wikia has bought Grub and open sourced it. Om has a good write up that includes this quote:

“Search is part of the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet. And, it is currently broken,” Wales said back in December 2006, when Wikia launched Search Wikia effort. “Why is it broken? It is broken for the same reason that proprietary software is always broken: lack of freedom, lack of community, lack of accountability, lack of transparency.”

Remember my early coverage of Nutch? This reminds me of those themes…

Author: John Battelle

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One thought on “Wales, Wikia, Search, Grub”

  1. Go Grub, by the way. Never though we would be talking about Grub again… but here we are. Opening up Grub to the community is big step forward to giving Grub a chance to became something useful.

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