Xapian Joins Conservancy as a Member Project

June 19, 2018

Software Freedom Conservancy proudly welcomes Xapian as Conservancy's newest member project. Xapian is a probabilistic information retrieval library that allows developers to add advanced indexing and search facilities to their own applications.

Conservancy, a public charity focused on ethical technology, is the home of over forty member projects dedicated to developing free and open source software. Conservancy acts as a corporate umbrella, allowing member projects to operate as charitable initiatives without having to independently manage their own corporate structure and administrative services.

"We've spent the past 18 years at Xapian developing a technologically mature software package," said Olly Betts, Xapian's Project Lead. "We're excited about how Conservancy can help us extend that maturity to our project governance."

"We're impressed by the full scope of Conservancy's service plan," said James Aylett, Xapian Co-Founder. "We look forward to taking advantage of all of the benefits of membership, particularly Conservancy's assistance in licensing and fundraising, to grow our project."

"We're thrilled to have Xapian join the Conservancy family," said Karen M. Sandler, Conservancy's Executive Director. "Xapian provides a unique solution in the increasingly-important area of large text search. It will be our honor to support Xapian in their efforts."

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