You may wish to look at the existing project JXTA Search which sounds
very similar - see http://search.jxta.org/. Has the advantage of being
cross-platform (Solaris, Mac and Windows) and not just Linux.
Also, I discovered the following news article on JXTA Search
(http://news.com.com/2100-1001-253664.html?legacy=3Dcnet) but the
commercial venture mentioned at the end of the article seems to have
disappeared. I suspect that p2p file sharing networks have given p2p
technologies a bad name which may slow the take up of this approach.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Perry Horner [mailto:P_HORNER@...
> Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 11:25 PM
> To: 'oss4lib-discuss@...'
> Subject: [oss4lib-discuss] RE: criterion engine
> >How can we see open source software playing into the=20
> development of the=20
> >criterion engine?