[Xapian-devel] AIR wants to move from CD-ROM based products to Web

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Wed Mar 8 05:37:41 GMT 2006

On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 04:44:50PM +0530, Community Networks wrote:
>  Please give complete range from
>  low end to high end along with advantages and
>  disadvantages. Also include initial pricing and
>  recurring license fees.

Xapian is Free Software.  There's no charge for use at all, though you
have to follow the licensing conditions.

However, if you're looking for someone to help you develop a bespoke
solution, then they'll probably want payment for their work.  There are
several people on this list who may be able to help (including myself)
but you'd need to discuss your requirements, and negotiate a mutually
agreeable payment structure for the work.

>  Can you also give me idea of the underlying platform
>  requirements and bandwidth considerations.

Xapian runs on any modern Unix-like platform (including Linux and
MacOS X), and also on Windows.

I'd imagine that the bandwith usage for a web front-end searching
an archive of legal journals would be pretty low, but it's rather
hard to say without knowing more about your application.


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