Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Google has announced on its BlogSpot Code Blog that the Tesseract OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine is now open-source (originally developed by Hewlett Packard). With this Google is also hiring new OCR engineers, to apparently further develop this project. The Google Tesseract OCR code can be found at SourceForge.