SOURCE: Baynote

October 09, 2006 08:00 ET Delivers Business-Ready Open Source Search

Three Free Offerings for Apache-Powered Search Engine

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 --Baynote, Inc., a pioneer in content guidance software for the business web, today unveiled (, a community-based website that encourages the adoption of business-ready open source search. Visitors to the site can take advantage of state-of-the-art search for their business website, and may choose to have the software hosted for free (See Baynote Go release), or may download either the Baynote Image or Baynote Distribution packages. provides free community-based support without any licensing, maintenance, upgrade, or support fees, making this a truly free offering for businesses.

Open Source Roots leverages the Apache Foundation's Nutch® search engine -- the most respected open source search engine in the world. The Apache Foundation and Doug Cutting, inventor of Nutch and a well-known open source guru, have teamed with Baynote to expand the adoption of open source search.

"The goal of Nutch is to provide effective website search, and is used by business websites, organizations, vertical portals, and countless other websites," said Cutting. "Baynote's open source program will benefit web developers and system administrators at a wide range of institutions who can use one of Baynote's three Nutch-based options for their own sites."

Three Offerings for Businesses offers three options for open source search: a hosted version, an image, and a native installation package.

--  Baynote Hosting enables websites to go live with search in minutes
    without any software, hosting, or support costs.  Businesses can sign up
    for free hosted search at
--  Baynote Image enables visitors to download and begin using open source
    search almost immediately, without any installation or compatibility
    concerns.  Baynote Image can be run on nearly any platform and requires
    only the free VMware® player linked from
--  Baynote Distribution enables visitors to download, install, and
    customize open source search.  Businesses will benefit from community
    forums, tutorials, documentation, and example configuration code.
"Until now, no company has stood up to spread the adoption of open source search," said Jack Jia, CEO of Baynote. "We're pleased that Baynote can promote the Apache Foundation, and in particular Doug's fine work with Nutch, while facilitating a way for businesses to benefit from a complete and effective search engine package."

About Baynote

Founded in November 2004, Baynote is the technology leader in on-demand content guidance software for business websites and web applications. Baynote makes all online initiatives more effective with its patent-pending UseRank™ technology that dramatically improves lead generation, customer support and visitor analytics. For more information, please visit

Baynote™ and UseRank™ are registered trademarks of Baynote, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Mike Svatek
    Baynote, Inc.
    408-973-1889 x115
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