In July, Jimmy Wales proposed his ideas about Wikia, an open source search engine. Fast forward 6 months and it's now a reality.
According to reports, Wikia is slated to go live next week.
Perhaps this is because Google Knol was announced last month, according to forum members. In any event, the timing is quite coincidental.
One forum member finds it funny that they are already running Google AdSense on the site.
Another forum member believes that the whole concept of an "open source" search engine is open to abuse. But really, it's a bit premature to say that just yet. Open source is not necessarily a concept which is easily abused.