Last week I visited Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab. My host was Scott Kveton. They’ve developed some cool network management tools in house, and also host several open source projects, like Gentoo.
OSU is helping Nutch in a couple of ways. First, they’ve been a guinea pig for the development of intranet-specific features of Nutch. We’ve assembled a Nutch demo searching OSU campus websites that is competitive with a Google Appliance but a lot cheaper and easier to extend.
Second, they’ve offered to help host Nutch. Long-term I’d like to move our CVS, mailing lists and website from SourceForge to OSU. Sourceforge’s CVS in particular is too slow these days.