Proceedings #WOWS24 have been published

14. June 2024/by Christine Plote

Süddeutsche Zeitung: “How chat GPT influences voters”

“We are paying with our data, our privacy, economic independence…
31. May 2024/by OSF Team

Spektrum.de: “The Dream of an Open Search Engine“

17. May 2024/by OSF Team

Is Google search getting worse? New long-term study by the Webis research group

9. May 2024/by Christine Plote

Q&A session with Stefan Voigt at NGI Forum 2023

In November 2023, the annual NGI Forum took place in Brussels…
16. April 2024/by OSF Team

Flashback: Orientation in the digital world – conference on Google, TikTok & Co

2. April 2024/by Christine Plote

HPCwire: “People to Watch: Dieter Kranzlmüller”

19. March 2024/by OSF Team

Proceedings #ossym23 published

7. March 2024/by OSF Team

New project launch: “Privacy-enhancing digital infrastructures” (PriDI)

4. March 2024/by OSF Team

#ossym24 call for Papers and Demos extended

1. March 2024/by Christine Plote

Agoratalk: Ethics in the digital space. A podcast discussion with osf board member Christine Plote

22. February 2024/by OSF Team

Building a European Open Web Index – Open Calls launched to invite researchers, innovators and computing centres to join the quest for a new Internet Search in Europe | Media Release

14. February 2024/by Christine Plote

Cfp Deadline Extended for #wows24: Call for participation open until 28 February

13. February 2024/by Christine Plote

“Orientierung in der Digitalen Welt” – Conference on Google, TikTok & Co

12. February 2024/by Christine Plote

Register now: Orientation in the digital world – Where are Google, TikTok & Co. leading us?

8. February 2024/by OSF Team

6th Open Search Symposium #ossym24 calls for Papers and Demos

2. February 2024/by OSF Team

CERN Courier: “Towards an unbiased digital world”

CERN Courier features the Open Search Foundation in an article…
1. February 2024/by OSF Team

Save the Date for #ossym24 – 6th Open Search Symposium in Munich

This year's Open Search Symposium takes place from 9 - 11 October…
18. January 2024/by OSF Team

Telepolis: “Those who defend the free Internet against the state and corporations”

Three years, five data centers, six universities, six third-party…
12. January 2024/by OSF Team

“Education+Literacy” working group: New specialist publication in the “Kita Handbuch”

How do children deal with media? When and how can an awareness…
7. January 2024/by OSF Team

Event announcement: Expert Talk by Christine Plote at “das otto” in Neuburg

"Google knows you: About search engines, privacy and how you…
22. December 2023/by OSF Team

#wows24: Call for participation open until 14 February

4. December 2023/by Christine Plote

Adventcalendar 2023

30. November 2023/by OSF Team

Six new partners joined the OpenWebSearch.EU project

Six third-party partners have joined the EU research project…
2. November 2023/by Christine Plote

Review: #ossym23 – day three

18. October 2023/by OSF Team

Review: #ossym23 – day two

16. October 2023/by OSF Team

Review: #ossym23 – day one

13. October 2023/by OSF Team

Long awaited: The proceedings #ossym22 are here!

1. October 2023/by Christine Plote

#FreeWebSearch Day: A day for freedom of information and democracy

4. September 2023/by Christine Plote

6 reasons why politicians should include European internet search in their programme for the 2024 European elections

30. August 2023/by Christine Plote

5th Symposium on Open Internet Search – #ossym23

5. August 2023/by Christine Plote

“We urgently need the open index to build European AI systems” – Interview with Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, CEO LRZ

2. August 2023/by Team Open Search Foundation

“There are no search services, which I could tailor to my needs” – Interview with Megi Sharikadze

21. July 2023/by Christine Plote

HIPEAC info magazine: “The web is critical infrastructure, and should be treated as such”

„The web is critical infrastructure, and should be treated as such“ is the title of #HIPEAC Magazine #69, which contains an in-depth interview with OpenWebSearch.eu researchers …
5. July 2023/by Christine Plote

Quo vadis, European Web Search? – Policy Paper on Open Web Search in Europe

5. July 2023/by Christine Plote

We are looking for a staff member for communication / science communication / public relations (m/f/x)

Do you like to bring complex issues to the point and scientific,…
29. June 2023/by Christine Plote

#ossym23: Call for Contributions extended to June 19

31. May 2023/by Open Search Foundation

#ossym23: Call for papers is open until 31st May

12. May 2023/by Open Search Foundation

“Democracy needs many different data models and web services.” – Interview with Stefan Voigt

29. April 2023/by Open Search Foundation

PLA Academy: The relevance of partner for humanity-serving technology

21. April 2023/by Christine Plote

#ossym23 – Save the date and submit your papers!

14. April 2023/by Open Search Foundation

c’t: “Basis for a thousand search engines – The EU wants to build a public web index by 2025”.

"Does it always have to be Google or Bing? With the OpenWebSearch…
10. April 2023/by Open Search Foundation

Welcome to the team, Jasmin Tietgen!

6. April 2023/by Open Search Foundation

Süddeutsche Zeitung: “A search engine for Europe”

"Google dominates internet search, now an EU project is trying…
29. March 2023/by Open Search Foundation

“If you don’t have an alternative, you settle for what you know” – Interview with Olivier Blanchard

10. March 2023/by Open Search Foundation

EU project OpenWebSearch.EU starts with first Third-party Call for Proposals

The EU project OpenWebSearch.EU, of which the Open Search Foundation…
1. March 2023/by Open Search Foundation

Third-Party Call #1: Media Release

First EU project on Open Web Search launches third-party call…
1. March 2023/by Open Search Foundation

California18: “Missing link: An open and free web index to regain digital diversity”

“With a market share of over 90 percent, Google is regularly…
23. February 2023/by Open Search Foundation

TED-Talk “Navigating the Entangled Web”: Dr. Tim Smith explains web search using examples from physics

20. January 2023/by Open Search Foundation

Video – Connect University “Open Web Search – Boosting Europe’s digital independence and economy”

19. January 2023/by Open Search Foundation

Video – Raphaël Auphan: „A quality and privacy-friendly search engine, it’s possible!“

16. January 2023/by Open Search Foundation

Welcome to the team, Linda Ehrhardt!

9. January 2023/by Open Search Foundation

Video – Tomáš Mikolov: „A personal view on search and open search“

7. January 2023/by Open Search Foundation

Video – Ivan Hallberg Ryman: „Alexandria.org – a search engine with billions of pages for less than EUR 500 per month“

29. December 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Adventcalendar

20. December 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Video – Isabell Claus: „thinkers.ai – from ’search engine‘ to ‚find engine’“

18. December 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Video – Kai Erenli: „The DSA-Package – Europe’s new rules of the game for platforms (and indexes)!?“

15. December 2022/by Open Search Foundation

“My advice is basically very short: use search engines that make their source code public. Because the others have ‘something to hide’.”

13. December 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Interview with the Bot: ChatGPT about internet search, chatbots and the future of search engines

11. December 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Welcome to the team, Rengin-Sina Özcan!

31. October 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Video – Michael Granitzer: „Piloting Open Websearch: OpenWebSearch.eu“

27. October 2022/by Open Search Foundation

“Fundamental rights should be at the forefront of web search” – Interview with Christian Geminn

24. October 2022/by Open Search Foundation

„Children are key multipliers when it comes to changing generational thinking“ – Interview with Melanie Platz

2. October 2022/by Open Search Foundation

A key building block of an Open Search infrastructure: Serci WebCrawler launched

30. September 2022/by Open Search Foundation

OpenWebSearch.eu officially kicked-off in Berlin

OpenWebSearch.EU has kicked-off with a consortium meeting in Berlin. 46 representatives of the project partners got together in a hybrid meeting format in September to exchange ideas and make plans for the successful execution of the project.
23. September 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Competencies are Key to a Better Search – Specialist Group Education and Search Literacy Founded

14. September 2022/by Open Search Foundation

“As a user, I would like to choose my search engine based on my preferences” – Interview with Michael Granitzer

9. September 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Promoting Europe’s independence in web search: The Open Search Foundation joins forces with 13 other European research centres to form the EU project openwebsearch.eu

29. July 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Fresh from the digital press: The #ossym21 proceedings are out!

14. July 2022/by Open Search Foundation

#ossym22 – International Open Search Symposium 2022

1. July 2022/by Open Search Foundation

3-2-1: Our data auctioned in milliseconds

Every time we search or surf the internet, an auction for our…
10. June 2022/by Open Search Foundation

3x Jobs: Helping to shape the internet search of tomorrow

For the research project OpenWebSearch.eu, funded by the European…
2. June 2022/by Open Search Foundation

Call for Contributions: 4th International Open Search Symposium #ossym2022

29. April 2022/by osf team

Online survey: tell us about how you use search engines, please

20. January 2022/by osf team

Study „Tracking-based Advertising”: SMEs want tracking – don’t they?

19. January 2022/by osf team

“Privacy in Open Search: A Review of Challenges and Solutions”

Together with Samuel Sousa (Graz University of Technology) and…
20. October 2021/by osf team

Session #EthicsInSearch at #ossym21

Video recordings
13. October 2021/by Open Search Foundation

Keynote “Safeguarding democratic rights and values in the digital space. A foundation’s perspective“

Carla Hustedt at #ossym21
13. October 2021/by Open Search Foundation

Keynote “European Commission perspective to Open Search“

Werner Stengg at #ossym21
12. October 2021/by Open Search Foundation

Session “Alternative Search Engines” at #ossym21

Video recordings
12. October 2021/by Open Search Foundation

Keynote “Encoding social change? Analysis of open search technology between German hacker ethics and Asian start-up culture“

Astrid Mager at #ossym21
12. October 2021/by Open Search Foundation

Keynote “Why Science Needs Open Search”

Tim Smith at #ossym21
11. October 2021/by Open Search Foundation

For a value-oriented internet search in Europe: Start of a new digitisation project

14. September 2021/by Open Search Foundation

Open Search Symposium #ossym2021: Registration now open

31. August 2021/by Open Search Foundation

Possible Pitfalls for an Open Internet Search? Position Paper on the proposals for DSA, DMA and DGA

7. June 2021/by Open Search Foundation

Human Facts: Realizing equal access to digital markets

Shania Ender from Human Facts introduces the Open Search Foundation…
29. April 2021/by Open Search Foundation

Call for Papers for #ossym2021 until May 31 2021

2. April 2021/by Open Search Foundation

“Legal challenges of an open web index”

"Calls for a European “third way” in matters of digital technology…
17. March 2021/by Christine Plote

Save the Date: The dates for the International Open Search Symposium 2021 are set

1. March 2021/by Open Search Foundation

No Google Down Under? – Trial of Power in Australia

29. January 2021/by Open Search Foundation

DuckDuckGo reaches milestone of over 100 million searches daily for the first time

16. January 2021/by Open Search Foundation

New York Times: Google Dominates Thanks to an Unrivaled View of the Web

"In Europe, a group called the Open Search Foundation has proposed a plan to create a common internet index that can underpin many European search engines."
14. December 2020/by Open Search Foundation

Review of the 2nd International Symposium on Open Search Technology

1. December 2020/by Open Search Foundation

Flashback – 2nd International Symposium on Open Search Technology

1. December 2020/by Open Search Foundation

Reuters: “UK regulators take aim at Apple’s search engine deal with Google”

According to a recent report of the U.K. Competition and Markets…
1. July 2020/by Open Search Foundation

Dragotin’s Blog: “It is a very good sign to have the topic of internet search in the news.” -Copy

Eine ausführliche Analyse über die Ziele und Organisation der…
14. June 2020/by Christine Plote

“To Break Google’s Monopoly on Search, Make Its Index Public”

"Recognition is growing worldwide that something big needs to…
16. July 2019/by Open Search Foundation

Wired: “It’s Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser”

"Ad trackers are out of control. Use a browser that reins them…
16. June 2019/by Open Search Foundation

Tips for a healthy use of the Internet

The Internet Health Report offers basic information about Internet…
6. January 2019/by Open Search Foundation

“More than 90% of the world uses Google Search”

Internethealthreport 2018:
„More than 90% of the world uses…
7. November 2018/by Open Search Foundation

The First Step To ReDecentralize The Web

Medium:
"The First Step To ReDecentralize The Web – Broad…
5. July 2018/by Open Search Foundation

Infographic: „The World’s 200+ Unicorns, in One Giant Map”

Infographic:
The World’s 200+ Unicorns, in One Giant Map
(Jeff…
21. September 2017/by Open Search Foundation

„In most EU member countries, Google controls more than 90 percent of the search market.”

„In most EU member countries, Google controls more than 90…
6. April 2015/by Open Search Foundation