We are sincerely and humbly indebted to Doug Cutting. Without Doug’s generosity to the world, there would be no Lucene. Without the other Lucene committers, Lucene would have far fewer features, more bugs, and a much tougher time thriving with its growing adoption. Many thanks to all the committers, past and present. Similarly, we thank all those who contributed the case studies that appear in chapters 12, 13 and 14: Michele Catasta, Renaud Delbru, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen, Toke Eskildsen, Robert Fuller, Grant Glouser, Ken Krugler, Jake Mannix, Nickolai Toupikov, Giovanni Tummarello, Mads Villadsen, and John Wang. We’d also like to thank Doug Cutting for penning the foreword to the second edition.

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