Monday, July 30, 2007

Wikipedia To Challenge Google/Yahoo Open Source Style

Google and Yahoo are the search engine champions of the world, so far. Both are proprietary in that the Google/Yahoo code is secret and nobody except Google/Yahoo can change it or improve it.

The Wikipedia is as about open source as you get. Anyone can use and modify about anything. They want to now rival Google and Yahoo with their own search engine that will be open source. (The open source details are not yet worked out. For example, they will want to have some commercial ties for things like advertising.) Again, if this works it could be millions of Wikipedia coders around the world vs. Google and Yahoo. The goal: who can provide the best search engine? Let the games begin.

More here and here.

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