You might not know it, but not all the Lucene/Solr committers work at Lucid Imagination — and that’s a good thing.
Simon Wilnauer, chair of the Apache Lucene PMC, whom we work with often, has gotten together with some other community search activists to launch www.searchworkings.org, a nice site with connections to great resources, including the folks at JTeam.
You’ll see their developer conference, GoToCon, is in Amsterdam October 14-15, in case you want to take in the brisk Atlantic weather there before heading off to Sunny Barcelona for Apache Lucene Eurocon. Our own Erik Hatcher will be speaking at GoToCon, so you can see him twice.
Back to searchworkings.org, look for a nicely done paper by Mr. Wilnauer on Lucene Codecs and Flex, published this past July. You’ll also get a chance to meet Simon at Apache Lucene Eurocon 2011 in Barcelona, October 17-20.