Enterprise 2.0, open source, search

CIA Pours Money Into Open Source Lucene, Solr Search

Yes, the Central Intelligence Agency is among 18 U.S. Intelligence organizations to benefit from the Apache Lucene/Solr enterprise search technology.

In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s VC arm, has announced its investment into Lucid Imagination, a commercial provider of open source search technologies.

This may mean a lot of things (just scratching the surface here): great exposure for Apache (not bad of a present for the ASF’s 10th birthday), promotion of open source adoption, better data mining opportunities for the U.S. intelligence — you name it.

Facebook and Google, interestingly, are also (indirectly) in the mix.

Full story on CMSWire: CIA Invests in Open Source Lucene, Solr Search

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