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YaCy - The Free Decentralized P2P Web Search Engine
05-13-2011, 12:57 PM,
Smile  YaCy - The Free Decentralized P2P Web Search Engine
A tangible solution to bypass the Google, Bing, Yahoo search cartel. Censorship, leveraged algorithms and under the table paid ads can be defeated. Startpage merely aggregates these engines. DuckDuckGo is good can't compete in terms of the index volume. Crowdsourced P2P search is the best way to go about this dethroning.

It's a crossplatform desktop application for Windows, Linux and Macs.

It's free under GPL v2 licensing. The site has APIs, Tutorials, Open Bugtracker, A Wiki and a open source developer network, and more.

The only issue I see is infiltration of the network but that can be mitigated by vigilant users' flagging and tagging. Try it out tell us what you think.

Quote:Web Search by the people, for the people

YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages. It is fully decentralized, all users of the search engine network are equal, the network does not store user search requests and it is not possible for anyone to censor the content of the shared index. We want to achieve freedom of information through a free, distributed web search which is powered by the world's users.

[Image: decentralization.png]

There are already several search networks based on YaCy: the two major networks are the 'freeworld' network (which is the default public network that you join when you load the standard installation of YaCy) and the Sciencenet of the Karlsruhe Institut of Technology which focuses on scientific content. Other YaCy networks exist as TOR hidden services, local intranet services and on WiFi networks too.
Installation is easy!

The installation takes only three minutes. Just download the release, decompress the package and run the start script. On linux you need OpenJDK6. You don't need to install external databases or a web server, everything is already included in YaCy.!/FastTadpole/status/69051911432704000
There are no others, there is only us.

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