"Whoah… what’s going to happen to Freebase?" you might ask. Well, we're also extremely pleased to be able to say "nothing"…. or rather, nothing other than getting better, and yes, even more open.
Google purchases Metaweb
Google announced on its official blog the purchase of Metaweb, the company behind Freebase, about which I wrote an article for Searcher, "The Freebase Experience: Getting Addicted to the World’s Largest Open Database" Searcher, v. 16, no. 2 (February 2008): 26-29, 49-58. According to the Freebase Blog's announcement of the purchase,
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