Two executives refute recent reports that Wikipedia is planning to build its own search engine to compete with Google.


The Wikimedia Foundation has clarified its search-related intentions today, saying it has no plans to build a search engine to crawl the web and compete with Google. Instead, as two foundation executives said in a blog post, the Knowledge Engine project is focused on improving search and discovery on Wikimedia projects. The foundation has secured a $250,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to get the project going.

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