Category Archives: Search technology

Norweigan search portal Sesam.no releases middleware as GPL

In this blog post, Sesam annonces that their middleware architecture, Sesam Search Application Toolkit (SESAT) is released as open source software. This is the piece of software (written in Java) which sits between the portal (such as sesam.no) and the … Continue reading

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Microsoft takeover of FAST confirmed

As of feb 8th it is official, Microsoft has aquired 97,2% of FAST, and can now legally force the buyout of the rest. Microsoft have been very active on the acquisition front lately, also trying a hostile takeover of Yahoo … Continue reading

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Aboutus.org spamming search results

You have probably seen search results from aboutus.com in the result list at Google when searching for some company or domain. I just noticed the listing the other day when doing some SEO for this site. A Google search for … Continue reading

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The state of open source search

Open Source Software (OSS) and free software has been an alternative to commercial, licensed software for decades. Most known and successful are perhaps projects like GNU/Linux (licensed under the GNU General Public License, GPL), OpenOffice.org, Apache web server and MySQL. … Continue reading

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Microsoft wants to buy FAST

Microsoft has offered to buy FAST. See press release from Microsoft. This is said not to influence business for FAST customers, but it is very likely that the major focus for FAST ESP will shift from Linux to Windows and … Continue reading

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