I kinda suspected this day might come:

...after four years as an independent contractor, I accepted a full-time job with Yahoo!. This isn't as big of a change as it sounds. For much of the past four years my work on Nutch had been in-part funded by Yahoo! (and Overture before they were acquired by Yahoo!). I'm still primarily working from home, and, so far, entirely working on open-source stuff: Lucene, Hadoop and Nutch.

Welcome aboard, Doug!

Posted by jzawodn at March 14, 2006 03:42 PM

Reader Comments
# Doug Cutting said:

Thanks, Jeremy! BTW, you have an old url for Nutch. The project's now at http://lucene.apache.org/nutch/. And Hadoop is at http://lucene.apache.org/hadoop/.

on March 14, 2006 04:16 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Fixed, thanks.

Damned web search led me astray...

on March 14, 2006 04:17 PM
# Ken Norton said:

Congrats to Yahoo! and to Doug. I've been a huge fan of Doug since we worked together at Grand Central and I'm surrounded daily by former Excite folks who sing his praises. Maybe now Doug and I can manage to get one of those long-promised bike rides in :-)

on March 14, 2006 04:20 PM
# Doug Cutting said:

Ken: Ida Clayton? King Ridge? Cavedale?

on March 14, 2006 05:08 PM
# Tim Converse said:

Great to hear this - lots of ex-Excite people at Y! too. :) Welcome Doug.

on March 14, 2006 09:30 PM
# Che Dong said:

Welcome Yahoo! Cutting

on March 15, 2006 06:28 PM
# Nick Arnett said:

Very cool! I'm doing a lot with Lucene and probably Nutch, too, soon.

on March 16, 2006 10:07 AM
# RemyA said:

Great news.
Having used Lucene since 2003 in Kelkoo (bough by Yahoo! in 2004), I know what Doug already brought us, and I'm sure he can do a lot more.
Now, with all these great people from the search arena with us (like Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates), let's shine :-)

on March 17, 2006 06:00 AM
# Robert Walters said:

We are looking for Lucene/Nutch consultant. Any ideas?

on August 3, 2006 02:14 PM
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