Dutch local search engine iLocal goes open source
Dutch Search Engine service iLocal announced it is going to be the first company to be launching a open source local search platform.
Yellow Pages is in Holland still strugling to get a good grip on the possibilities of the internet. The big advantage the company had are almost completely gone. iLocal now is the major site in this area in Holland.
Now they are implementing a search engine based on Lucene and SOLR open source libraries. Edwin Adriaansen, CTO of iLocal, claims his company is the first to launch a local search platform based on these services. He says iLocal made add ons and changes to Lucene to make the software perfect for their company. iLocal is full owner of the technology and in the meanwhile will be profiting from the open source community to improve the search engine.
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