The open-search initiative
The open-search project proposes to build a distributed, peer-to-peer, search-engine. By combining the already existing technologies of peer-to-peer file storage, distributed crawling and peer-to-peer searching, we hope to solve the problems inherent to a centralised search-engine: manipulation, censorship and profiling.
Read the ProjectDescription
for an elaborate overview of the goals and objectives of the open-search initiative. WhyOpenSearch
has case examples of the increasing manipulation, censorship and profiling by search engines. If you have technical capabilities you can help out by commenting on the current design document
has information on other, sometimes similar projects.
There are two mailinglists to which you can subscribe for cash advance online
. One to receive announcements (low volume) and one to discuss the concept and implementation.
Due to a lack of funding and time unfortunately the project is in sleep modus. We are glad to help out any enthusiasts though!