CERN Courier features the Open Search Foundation in an article about Open Web Search. Andreas Wagner – member of the CERN IT department – was interviewed on the EU funded project, which aims to establish an OpenWebIndex in a collaborative, non-profit environment.

In the interview he also mentions the #ossym conference series, which was initiated by the Open Search Foundation 6 years ago.
#ossym brings together the Open Web Search Community once a year in a hybrid conference format to discuss, promote and develop new ideas for the future of European Web Search. The next #ossym is scheduled for 9-11 October 2024 at LRZ in Munich/Germany:

To learn more about why Open Web Search matters in a European and global context, head over to the full interview:

Three years, five data centers, six universities, six third-party partners,…: These are just a few of the parameters for the EU project, which was initiated in 2022 by the Open Search Foundation and 13 European partners with the aim of creating an open, European search index.

For his book “Der Kampf um das Internet – Wie Wikipedia, Mastodon und Co. die Tech-Giganten herausfordern”, author Stefan Mey also interviewed Open Search Foundation board members Stefan Voigt and Christine Plote about the basic ideas, motivations and drive behind the Open Search Initiative.

You can now read an excerpt from the interview on Telepolis (available in German):

Also in the book: a portrait of the Open Search Foundation. Find the book on the publisher’s website:

„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 researchers …