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Commercial search-engine providers soon could face a serious competitor if the vision of some open-source developers materializes. A team of open-source programmers recently launched a project called Nutch to provide search-engine software for free. Doug Cutting, president of the Nutch Organization, told TechNewsWorld that Nutch eventually will provide a transparent alternative to commercial Web search engines. "People should be able to know why a given page ranks higher than another for a query," said Cutting.
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I think the idea of open source search engine like nutch is a further step to the search engine revoloution. This idea should be will be very carefully verified by the big players. If this idea clicks, though in small level, it might send some shivers go googles and yahoo! But there is not much threat to the google or yahoo as they have upper hand in the search industry and it has been deeply routed in the search people minds. The open - source coding might go against the nutch people if search engines use them in future.
Lastly commenting upon it i will say that this idea is really worth take a review at once if not threat to big players.....