Apache Lucene to get Lucid
From the 'everything worthwhile needs commercial support' files:
InternetNews.com has learned that Lucid Imagination, a new venture to provide commercial support and services for the open source Apache Lucene text search engine is ramping up with an official launch on January 26, 2009.
Apache Lucene is a critical Apache project used by many to integrate search features into their applications.
This is a great thing for Lucene and can only help to further its development and increase adoption. My only concern is that Lucid Imagination not fork Lucene with a significant amount of proprietary development that doesn't end back in the mainstream Lucene release.