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From <ogjunk-nu...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [Nutch-dev] Starting a non-profit organisation running Nutch with a thousand or more sponsored servers
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2005 01:08:47 GMT
Hi Michael,

This may be interesting for a hosting company that wants some good
promotion and has extra unused servers...

Otis


--- Michael Wechner <michael.wechner@wyona.com> wrote:
> Hi
> 
> I was recently thinking that it would be fun to start a non-profit 
> organization
> in order to run Nutch as a really "transparent and open" search
> engine, very
> similar as for instance Google, but really focusing only on the
> search.
> 
> Thanks to all Nutch devs the software is there or it's getting there,
> 
> but it would be a nice challenge to get the infrastructure founded on
> a 
> non-profit basis, whereas I can only talk for myself and I would be 
> happy to provide a dedicated root server and appropriate bandwidth 
> (whatever that means). And I am sure there would be many others in
> order 
> to challenge for instance Google. A 1000 servers is quite a lot of 
> money, but
> one server is affordable by all kind of people and companies.
> 
> I am aware that servers is not the only thing, but I would be
> interested 
> what the community thinks about such an "infrastructure" project.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Michi
> 
> -- 
> Michael Wechner
> Wyona Inc.  -   Open Source Content Management   -   Apache Lenya
> http://www.wyona.com                      http://lenya.apache.org
> michael.wechner@wyona.com                        michi@apache.org
> 
> 
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