• Lucene and Solr are the guts of Enterprise Search• Who develops them? Where did they come from? How do we know they are safe to use? Will they be around in 5 years time? How do we get support for them? Bugﬁxes?
Lucene Potted History1999: Created by Doug Cutting2001: Donated to the ASF2005: ASF “top level project” photo by Tim Bray; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Doug-Cutting.JPG
Solr Potted History2004: Created by Yonik Seeley2006: Donated to the ASF2007: Graduated from incubator2010: Merged with Lucene photo by tomdz; http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/tomdz/2038233746/
Apache Potted History1994: Web server started1996: number one web server1999: Foundation formed2011: 2663 committers 370 members 94 projects 57 incubating projects
Graduated from incubator Top level Members Projects ASF Donated Committers Apache
The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal,and ﬁnancial support for a broad range of open source softwareprojects. The Foundation provides an established framework forintellectual property and ﬁnancial contributions thatsimultaneously limits contributors potential legal exposure.Through a collaborative and meritocratic development process,Apache projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely available softwareproducts that attract large communities of users. The pragmaticApache License makes it easy for all users, commercial andindividual, to deploy Apache products.