Wikia search engine goes live

by admin January 7, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Open source, community search engine is looking for volunteers to help build project into better alternative to commercial rivals.

Wikia, the spin-off search project from Wikipedia, has today gone live with its Wikia Search Alpha with the aim of rivalling commercial alternatives in time.

Just like Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia written and maintained by a volunteer group of contributors and collaborators, Wikia Search is a freely-licensed (open source) search engine.

It relies on the same concept of “trusted user feedback from a community of users acting together in an open, transparent, public way,” said a launch statement on its homepage, adding that the future of internet search must be based on openness and collaboration, the protection of privacy and better quality search results.

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